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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

  • Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler - Germany

    A short biography and background note on Adolf Hitler. Updated 23 October 2014 to include information about Hitler's hypochondria, including his use of methamphetamine "alertness" pills.

  • Radovan Karadzic Radovan Karadzic - Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Short biography and background note on Radovan Karadzic. Updated 21 October 2014 to report on the winding-up of the trial of Karadzic at The Hague. A verdict is expected in mid-2015.

  • François Duvalier The Duvaliers - Haiti

    Short biographies and background notes on François Duvalier and Jean-Claude Duvalier. Reviewed and updated 12 October 2014 with various additions, including information about Jean-Claude Duvalier's funeral.

  • José Ramos-Horta José Ramos-Horta - East Timor

    A short biography and background note on José Ramos-Horta. Updated 30 September 2014 to note that Ramos-Horta is made an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia in September 2014.