Edith Louisa Cavell - Was a British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage. She is well known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough. I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved."
Sir Roger David Casement (1864-1916), the British traitor and Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in mid-1916 for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.
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U.S. military authorities prepare to hang Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling, 74, at Landsberg, Germany, on May 28, 1946. In a Dachau war crimes trial he was convicted of using 1,200 concentration camp prisoners for malaria experimentation. Thirty died directly from the inoculations and 300 to 400 died later from complications of the disease. His experiments, all with unwilling subjects, began in 1942.
Katherine Webster Date of murder: March 2, 1879 Date of arrest: March 29, 1879 Date of birth: 1849 Victim profile: Julia Martha Thomas, 54 Method of murder: Beating with an axe Location: Richmond, London, England, United Kingdom Status: Executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison on July 29, 1879
eddie leonski the brownout strangler - Australia; Confessed to three murders after being picked out of a lineup of American servicemen by witnesses. Was sentenced to death and hanged n 1942 Claimed he killed the women to get at their voices.
Albert Pierrepoint was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, about half of them war criminals, Pierrepoint was often dubbed the Official Executioner, despite there being no such job or title. Following his retirement in 1956, the Home Office acknowledged Pierrepoint as the most efficient executioner in British history. Born in Clayton Bradford
William Richmond (1763-1829) was born a slave in , Staten Island, New York. Richmond worked as a hangman for Percy, his most famous execution being that of Nathan Hale. In 1777 he was taken to England and apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. Richmond took up boxing & ultimately gave up cabinetmaking to fight professionally. Known as "The Black Terror,", Richmond won many fights. After retiring, Richmond operated a boxing academy. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.
Ronald Joseph Ryan (1925-1967) - Find A Grave...
Last person executed in Australia. Known as the last man hanged. Forestry worker and petty thief. Hanged for the murder of prison warder George Hodson during an escape attempt in 1965. Subsequent forensic evidence showed that he could not have fired the fatal shot. This was the first execution in Victoria since 1951...