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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.

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)
Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath ...more
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Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ...more
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Nicholas II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 50 (1868-1918)
Nicholas II of Russia was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland. He ruled from 1894 until his forced abdication in 1917. Nicholas proved unable to manage a ...more
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Louis XVI of France is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 39 (1754-1793)
Louis XVI, also known as Louis Capet, was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792, although his formal title after 1791 was King of the French. He was executed during the French ...more
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Charles I of England is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 49 (1600-1649)
Charles I was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after ...more
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Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 38 (1755-1793)
Marie Antoinette, born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Maria ...more
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Mary, Queen of Scots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 45 (1542-1587)
Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December ...more
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Nicolae Ceaușescu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Died at 71 (1918-1989)
Nicolae Ceaușescu was a Romanian Communist politician. He was General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and as such was the country's second and last Communist leader. ...more
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Vidkun Quisling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 58 (1887-1945)
Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling was a Norwegian fascist politician. The son of a Church of Norway pastor, Quisling blended quasi-Christian principles, scientific developments, ...more
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William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 35 (1270-1305)
Sir William Wallace was a Scottish landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle ...more
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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 51 (1928-1979)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan and its fourth President. Revered as Quaid-i-Awam, he founded the Pakistan People's Party and served as its chairman until his ...more
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Maximilien de Robespierre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 36 (1758-1794)
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the ...more
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Pedro Eugenio Aramburu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 67 (1903-1970)
Pedro Eugenio Aramburu Silveti was an Argentine Army general. He was a major figure behind the Revolución Libertadora, the military coup against Juan Perón in 1955. He became de ...more
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Maximilian I of Mexico is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 35 (1832-1867)
Maximilian was the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire. He was a younger brother of the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I. After a distinguished career in the Austrian Navy, he entered into ...more
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Ion Antonescu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Died at 64 (1882-1946)
Ion Victor Antonescu was a Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician who was convicted of war crimes. The Prime Minister and Conducător during most of World War II, he presided over two ...more
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Faisal bin Musaid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Faisal bin Musa'id Dec. at 28 (1947-1975)
Faisal bin Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the assassin and nephew of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
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Abu Taher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 38 (1938-1976)
Lieutenant Colonel Abu Taher was a communist and a left-leaning radical activist of the Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, responsible for the Soldiers Mutiny and Uprising and the radical break-out that ...more
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Bogdan Filov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
Bogdan Dimitrov Filov was a Bulgarian archaeologist, art historian and politician. He was Prime Minister of Bulgaria during World War II. During his service, Bulgaria became the seventh nation ...more
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Georges Danton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 35 (1759-1794)
Georges Jacques Danton was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety. Danton's role in the onset of the Revolution ...more
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Joachim Murat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 48 (1767-1815)
Marshal of France and Grand Admiral or Admiral of France Joachim-Napoléon Murat 1st Prince Murat, was Grand Duke of Berg from 1806 to 1808 and then King of Naples from 1808 to 1815. He ...more
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Nikola Petkov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 54 (1893-1947)
Nikola Dimitrov Petkov was a Bulgarian politician, one of the leaders of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union. He entered politics in the early 1930s. Like many other peasant party leaders in ...more
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Patrice Lumumba is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 36 (1925-1961)
Patrice Émery Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo. As founder and leader of the mainstream ...more
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Umar al-Mukhtar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Umar al-Mukhtar
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Mohammad Najibullah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)
Dr. Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai, commonly known as Najibullah or Najib, was President of Afghanistan from 1987 until 1992, when the mujahideen took over Kabul. He had previously held different ...more
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Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List Of Executed Politicians
Dec. at 60 (1919-1979)
Amir-Abbas Hoveyda was an Iranian economist and politician who served as Prime Minister of Iran from 27 January 1965 to 7 August 1977. He was prime minister for 13 years and is the longest ...more