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List Of Executed Politicians

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List Of Executed Politicians: Here is a list of the well-known politicians, executed by law. For these politicians, death penalty put an end to their shameful life. Capital punishment is banned in some places, yet people believe that these executed politicians deserved to die this way. Most of these politicians with capital punishment dreamed of leaving a lavish life, but had fatal ends.

Many of the politicians on this list did something to end up here. For example, former Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini landed on this list of executed politicians for his role in turning Italy into a fascist state. If that wasn't enough, the prime minister teamed up with Germany to create the Axis that pitted the two nations and Japan against United States, Great Britain, France and others in World War II. Needless to say, when he was caught and executed in 1945, the West wasn't too upset.

On the opposite end, Louis XVI was a casualty of the French Revolution. The gulf between the rich and poor in France grew during his time as king and when the people finally captured him, he was beheaded and his conviction of treason. Another executed politician who wore the crown was King Charles I of England. Like Louis XVI, Charles was convicted and executed for treason during a civil war.

Same goes for Saddam Hussein. It's hard to believe, but Hussein was executed for his crimes against the Iraqi people in 2006. It seems like yesterday that American forces found hiding in a manhole, but he's the most famous recent politician to be executed. 

Many of the executed politicians on this list did one thing or another to anger the people they governed. Whether it was horrible, oppressive policies or tipping the balance in favor of the rich, the politicians for one reason or another deserved to be executed.

You can sort this list by any column and give your opinion about giving capital punishment to politicians.
  • 1

    Saddam Hussein

    Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)

    BirthplaceAl-Awja, Iraq

    Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (; Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until...  more
  • 2

    Benito Mussolini

    Dec. at 61 (1883-1945)

    BirthplacePredappio, Italy

    Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (, also US: , Italian: [beˈniːto mussoˈliːni]; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy from the fascists' takeover of state power in...  more
  • 3

    Nicholas II and family

    Dec. at 50 (1868-1918)

    BirthplaceTsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia

    Nicholas II or Nikolai II (Russian: Никола́й II Алекса́ндрович, tr. Nikolai II Aleksandrovich; 18 May [O.S. 6 May] 1868 – 17 July 1918), known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer in the Russian...  more
  • 4

    King Louis XVI of France

    Dec. at 38 (1754-1793)

    BirthplacePalace of Versailles, Versailles, France

    Louis XVI (French pronunciation: ​[lwi sɛːz]; 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), born Louis-Auguste, was the last King of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution. He was...  more
  • 5

    King Charles I of England

    Dec. at 48 (1600-1649)

    BirthplaceDunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

    Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was the monarch over the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles was born into the...  more
  • 6

    Marie Antoinette

    Dec. at 37 (1755-1793)

    BirthplaceEurope, Austria, Vienna, Hofburg Palace, Central Europe

    Marie Antoinette (, French: [maʁi ɑ̃twanɛt] (listen); born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793) was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an...  more
  • 7

    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Dec. at 44 (1542-1587)

    BirthplaceLinlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, United Kingdom

    Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Mary, the only surviving...  more
  • 8

    Nicolae Ceaușescu

    Dec. at 71 (1918-1989)

    BirthplaceScornicești, Romania

    Nicolae Ceaușescu (, Romanian: [nikoˈla.e tʃe̯a.uˈʃesku] (listen); 26 January 1918 – 25 December 1989) was a Romanian communist politician and leader. He was the General Secretary of the Romanian...  more
  • 9

    Vidkun Quisling

    Dec. at 58 (1887-1945)

    BirthplaceFyresdal, Norway

    Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (; Norwegian: [ˈvɪdkʉn ˈkvɪslɪŋ] (listen); 18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian military officer and politician who nominally headed the government...  more
  • 10

    William Wallace

    Dec. at 35 (1270-1305)

    BirthplaceElderslie, United Kingdom

    Sir William Wallace (Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas, pronounced [ˈɯʎam ˈuəl̪ˠəs̪]; Norman French: William le Waleys; born c. 1270, died 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight who became one of the...  more
  • 11

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

    Dec. at 51 (1928-1979)

    BirthplaceLarkana, Pakistan

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Urdu: ذوالفقار علی بھٹو‎‎) (5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979) was a Pakistani barrister and politician who served as the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior...  more
  • 12

    Maximilien de Robespierre

    Dec. at 36 (1758-1794)

    BirthplaceArras, France

    Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (French: [mak.si.mi.ljɛ̃ fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi i.zi.dɔʁ də ʁɔ.bɛs.pjɛʁ]; 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) was a French lawyer and politician, as well as one of the...  more
  • 13

    Pedro Eugenio Aramburu

    Dec. at 67 (1903-1970)

    BirthplaceRío Cuarto, Argentina

    Pedro Eugenio Aramburu Silveti (May 21, 1903 – June 1, 1970) was an Argentine Army general. He was a major figure behind the Revolución Libertadora, the military coup against Juan Perón in 1955. He...  more
  • 14

    Maximilian of Mexico

    Dec. at 34 (1832-1867)

    BirthplaceSchönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

    Maximilian I (Spanish: Fernando Maximiliano José María de Habsburgo-Lorena; 6 July 1832 – 19 June 1867) was the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire. He was a younger brother of the Austrian...  more
  • 15

    Ion Antonescu

    Dec. at 63 (1882-1946)

    BirthplaceSud, Pitești, Romania

    Ion Antonescu (; Romanian: [jon antoˈnesku] (listen); June 14 [O.S. June 2] 1882 – June 1, 1946) was a Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician who, as the Prime Minister and Conducător during...  more
  • 16

    Faisal bin Musa'id

    Dec. at 28 (1947-1975)
    Faisal bin Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: الأمير فيصل بن مساعد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎, ِ Fayṣal bin Musāʿid bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ʾĀl Saʿūd; 4 April 1944 – 18 June 1975) was the assassin, and...  more
  • 17

    Abu Taher

    Age: 83


    Abu Taher (Bengali: আবু তাহের) (14 November 1938 – 21 July 1976) was a Bengali military serviceman, who served Pakistan Army, and for a brief period in BDF, 17 August to 2 November 1971. He was...  more
  • 18

    Bogdan Filov

    Dec. at 61 (1883-1945)

    BirthplaceStara Zagora, Bulgaria

    Bogdan Dimitrov Filov (Bulgarian: Богдан Димитров Филов) (10 April 1883 – 1 February 1945) was a Bulgarian archaeologist, art historian and politician. He was Prime Minister of Bulgaria during World...  more
  • 19

    Georges Danton

    Dec. at 34 (1759-1794)

    BirthplaceArcis-sur-Aube, France

    Georges Jacques Danton (French: [ʒɔʁʒ dɑ̃tɔ̃]; 26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794) was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular as the first president of the Committee...  more
  • 20

    Joachim Murat

    Dec. at 48 (1767-1815)

    BirthplaceLabastide-Murat, France

    Joachim-Napoléon Murat (French pronunciation: ​[ʒoaʃɛ̃ napɔleɔ̃ myʁa]; born Joachim Murat; Italian: Gioacchino Napoleone Murat; German: Joachim-Napoleon Murat; 25 March 1767 – 13 October 1815) was a...  more
  • 21

    Nikola Petkov

    Dec. at 54 (1893-1947)

    BirthplaceSofia, Bulgaria

    Nikola Dimitrov Petkov (Bulgarian: Никола Димитров Петков; July 8, 1893 – September 23, 1947) was a Bulgarian politician, one of the leaders of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (usually...  more
  • 22

    Patrice Lumumba

    Dec. at 35 (1925-1961)


    Patrice Émery Lumumba (; alternatively styled Patrice Hemery Lumumba; 2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the...  more
  • 23

    Umar al-Mukhtar

  • 24

    Mohammad Najibullah

    Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)

    BirthplaceGardez, Afghanistan

    Najibullah Ahmadzai (Pashto/Persian: نجیب ﷲ احمدزی‎); 6 August 1947 – 27 September 1996), commonly known as Najibullah or Dr. Najib, was the President of Afghanistan from 1987 until 1992, when the...  more
  • 25

    Amir-Abbas Hoveyda

    Dec. at 60 (1919-1979)

    BirthplaceNoor, Iran

    Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (Persian: امیرعباس هویدا‎, romanized: Amīr `Abbās Hoveyda; 18 February 1919 – 7 April 1979) was an Iranian economist and politician who served as Prime Minister of Iran from 27...  more