Jean de Poltrot
Jean de Poltrot (c. 1537 – 1563), sieur de Méré or Mérey, was a nobleman of Angoumois, who murdered Francis, Duke of Guise.He had lived some time in Spain, and his knowledge of Spanish, together...
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Charles de Choiseul-Praslin
Charles Laure Hugues Théobald, duc de Choiseul-Praslin (29 June 1804 – 24 August 1847) was a French nobleman and politician, who served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1838–1842. Choiseul-Pr...
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Jean-Baptiste Chavannes (soldier)
Jean-Baptiste Chavannes (around 1748, in La Grand Rivière du Nord – 23 February 1791, in Port au Prince) was a Haitian soldier and abolitionist.
He was the son of rich mulatto parents, and r...
Kojo Tovalou Houénou
Kojo Tovalou Houénou (born Marc Tovalou Quénum; 25 April 1887 – 13 July 1936) was a prominent African critic of the French colonial empire in Africa. Born in Porto-Novo (a French protectorate in pres...
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Joseph Joanovici
Joseph Joanovici, also spelled Joinovici (1905 ? – 1965) was a French Jewish iron supplier, who supplied both Nazi Germany and the French Resistance. He may also have been an agent of the Soviet...
Jean-Baptiste Belley
Jean-Baptiste Belley (c. 1746 – 1805) was a native of Senegal and former slave from Saint-Domingue in the French West Indies who during the period of the French Revolution became a member of the...
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Joseph Boniface de La Môle
Joseph Boniface de La Môle (c. 1526 – 30 April 1574) was a French nobleman. He was the son of Jacques Boniface, seigneur de la Môle et de Colobrières, of Marseille.La Môle was the Provençal lover of M...
Henri Dentz
Henri Fernand Dentz (16 December 1881 – 13 December 1945) was a soldier and general in the French Army (Armée de Terre) and, after France surrendered during World War II, he served with the Vichy Fren...
Toussaint Louverture
François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture (20 May 1743 – 7 April 1803), also known as Toussaint L'Ouverture, Toussaint-Louverture, Toussaint Bréda, and nicknamed The Black Napoleon, was the leader of th...
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Kurt Gerstein
SS-Obersturmführer Kurt Gerstein (11 August 1905 – 25 July 1945) was a German SS officer and member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS and Head of Technical Disinfection Services. He witnes...
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Catherine Théot
Catherine Théot (born at Barenton (Normandy), France in 1716; died September 1, 1794) was a French visionary.From her youth a victim of hallucinations, a long course of religious asceticism in the con...
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Gilbert Gifford
Gilbert Gifford (1560–1590) was a double agent who worked for Sir Francis Walsingham and played a role in the uncovering of the Babington Plot. Shortly before his death in Paris, he was ordained as a ...
Philippe Pétain
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (24 April 1856 – 23 July 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain ([fi.lip pe.tɛ̃]), Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain or The Lion of Verdun), was a French gene...
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Tom O'Brien (swindler)
Tom O'Brien (c. 1851 − September 29, 1904) was an American confidence man and swindler during the late 19th century. He was popularly known as "King of the Banco Men", along with other prominent trick...
François Ravaillac
François Ravaillac ([fʁɑ̃swa ʁavajak]; 1578 – 27 May 1610) was a French factotum in the courts of Angoulême and a regicide. An occasional tutor and Catholic zealot, he murdered King Henry IV of ...
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Théodule Meunier
Théodule Meunier (died 1907) was a French anarchist who, along with Emile Henry and Auguste Vaillant, was responsible for a series of bombings in Paris, France during early 1892. The three specificall...
Robert-François Damiens
Robert-François Damiens ([damjɛ̃]; 9 January 1715 – 28 March 1757) was a French domestic servant whose attempted assassination of King Louis XV of France in 1757 culminated in his notorious and contro...
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Klaus Barbie
Nikolaus 'Klaus' Barbie (25 October 1913 – 23 September 1991) was an SS-Hauptsturmführer (rank equivalent to army captain) and Gestapo member. He was known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personal...
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Louis XVII of France
Louis XVII (27 March 1785 in Versailles – 8 June 1795 in Paris), from birth to 1789 known as Louis-Charles, Duke of Normandy; then from 1789 to 1791 as Louis-Charles, Dauphin of France; and from...
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Paul Touvier
Paul Claude Marie Touvier (April 3, 1915 – July 17, 1996) was a Nazi collaborator in Occupied France during World War II. In 1994, Touvier became the first Frenchman to be convicted of crimes against ...
Vere St. Leger Goold
Vere Thomas "St. Leger" Goold (2 October 1853 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland – 8 September 1909 Devil's Island, French Guiana penal colony) was an Irish tennis player. He quickly faded from the...
Ernst Dehmel
Ernst Dehmel (7 April 1915 — 7 August 1945) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extr...
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Thierry Paulin
Thierry Paulin (November 28, 1963 – April 16, 1989) was a French serial killer active in the 1980s.
Paulin was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique. His father flew to France just after his birth, l...
André Matsoua
André Grenard Matsoua (or Matswa; 17 January 1899 – 13 January 1942) was a Congolese Lari religious figure and politician born in Manzakala-Kinkala in then Middle Congo, a rare influential figure in C...
Ñancahuazú Guerrilla
The Ñancahuazú Guerrilla or Ejército de Liberación Nacional de Bolivia (ELN) was a group of mainly Bolivian and Cuban guerrillas led by the guerilla leader Che Guevara which was active in the Cordill...
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