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short biographies and background notes on heroes and killers of the 20th century

Heroes of the 20th Century

A list of heroes of the 20th Century.

reflections on heroes

Killers of the 20th Century

A list of killers of the 20th Century.

reflections on killers

latest additions and updates

  • Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma

    A short biography and background note on Aung San Suu Kyi. Updated 19 September 2016 to report the landslide victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in a general election held on 8 November 2015 and the subsequent formation of a NLD-majority government.

  • Ne Win and Than Shwe Ne Win - Burma

    Short biography and background note on Ne Win. Includes information on Than Shwe. Updated 19 September 2016 to report the landslide victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in a general election on 8 November 2015 and a subsequent meeting between Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama Dalai Lama - Tibet

    A short biography and background note on Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. Updated 19 September 2016 to report the Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to advocate for the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma.

  • Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan - Pakistan

    Short biography and background note on Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan. Updated 12 September 2016 to correct and remove broken links in the page 'More information' section.