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Contest to kill 100 people using a sword

The Contest to Kill 100 People Using A Sword was a contest between Toshiaki Mukai and Tsuyoshi Noda, two Japanese Army officers, which took place during the Japanese invasion of China. The goal of the contest was to see who could kill 100 people ...

Japanese Central China Area Army

The Japanese Central China Area Army was a field army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Shanghai Expeditionary Army

The Shanghai Expeditionary Army was a corps-level ad hoc Japanese army in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Shanghai Expeditionary Army was first raised on February 25, 1932 as a reinforcement for Japanese forces involved during the First Battle ...

Abu Zamira

Abu Zamira Mohammed is a leader of the Boko Haram terrorist sect. He took power after the supposed death of Abubakar Shekau, and initiated peace talks with the Nigerian government. His current status is unknown.

Mohammed Marwana

Mohammed Marwana is a member of the Boko Haram terrorist sect. In August 2013, he claimed to have taken leadership of the sect from Abubakar Shekau, contradicting reports from Boko Harams spiritual leader, Imam Liman Ibrahim that Shekau had been ...

Abdul Qader al-Najdi

Abdul Qader al-Najdi, also known as Abu Muaz al-Tikriti, is an Iraqi Islamic militant and the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Libya.

Ahmed al-Ruwaysi

He was imprisoned for criminal offenses, and while in prison he embraced Salafi thought. He escaped from prison after the 2010-11 Tunisian revolution. He left Tunisia to Libya where he participated in battles and was in charge of a training camp. ...

Usman Ghazi

Usman Ghazi was the Emir of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, an Islamic militant group based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He succeeded Usman Aadil after the latters death in a drone strike. His current whereabouts and condition are unknown aft ...

Qari Hekmat

Qari Hekmatullah was an Uzbek Islamic militant and commander for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Afghanistan. With his main base of operations in Darzab District and Qush Tepa District of Jowzjan Province, he extended IS influence int ...

Abdul Haseeb Logari

Abu Umayr Abd al-Hasib al-Logari was an Pakistani Islamic militant who led the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province from July 2016 until his death on 27 April 2017.

Abdullah Ramo Pazara

Abdullah Ramo Pazara was a Bosnian-American who was suspected of an association with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He was born a member of Bosnias Muslim majority, near Teslic an area of Bosnia largely populated by Bosnian-Serbs. He w ...

Reda Seyam

Reda Seyam, also known as Ghana Prakesh or Gnanavel, is a German-Egyptian Islamic militant and an official in the Islamic State. He has been described as a veteran of jihad and is the highest ranking German member of the Islamic State.

Zehra Duman

Zehra Duman is an Australian-born Turkish woman who traveled to Daesh territory where she married a jihadi fighter. Born in Melbourne, Duman is reported to have been a friend of Tara Nettleton and Khaled Sharrouf, who travelled from Australia to ...

Agabus

Agabus was an early follower of Christianity mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as a prophet. He is traditionally remembered as one of the Seventy Disciples described in Luke 10:1-24.

Auspice (bishop of Apt)

Auspicius of Apt also known as Auspice of Apt, was a Pre-Congregational saint, first bishop of Apt, France who was consecrated by Clement I and martyred under Trajan.

Caecilius of Elvira

Saint Caecilius is venerated as the patron saint of Granada, Spain. Tradition makes him a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Iliberri or Iliberis, and became its first bishop. He is thus ...

Crispoldus

Saint Crispoldus is venerated as a 1st-century Christian martyr. He is the patron saint of Bettona, in Umbria, and said to have been the first bishop of that city, although the dioceses of Nocera and Foligno also include his name in episcopal lis ...

Euphrasius of Illiturgis

Saint Euphrasius of Illiturgis is venerated as a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. Euphrasius’ diocese was traditionally associated with Illiturgis, located between Bailen and Andujar. He is said to have been mart ...

Hesychius of Cazorla

Saint Hesychius is venerated as the patron saint of Cazorla, Spain. He is one of the group of Seven Apostolic Men siete varones apostolicos, seven Christian clerics ordained in Rome by SS Peter and Paul, and sent to evangelize Spain. Besides Hesy ...

Indaletius

Saint Indaletius is venerated as the patron saint of Almeria, Spain. Tradition makes him a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Urci, near the present-day city of Almeria, and became its fi ...

Mantius of Evora

Mantius of Evora was the legendary first bishop of Lisbon and Evora in the 1st century AD. In some versions of his legend, he was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, who was sent to preach the Gospel in Lusitania.

Secundus of Abula

Saint Secundus or Secundius is venerated as a Christian missionary and martyr of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Abula, which has been identified as either Abla or Avila, and became its first bishop. The anci ...

Ctesiphon of Vergium

According to Christian tradition, the Seven Apostolic Men were seven Christian clerics ordained in Rome by Saints Peter and Paul and sent to evangelize Spain. This group includes Torquatus, Caecilius, Ctesiphon, Euphrasius, Indaletius, Hesychius, ...

Thecla

Thecla or Tecla was a saint of the early Christian Church, and a reported follower of Paul the Apostle. The earliest record of her life comes from the ancient apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla.

Zenonis

Aelia Zenonis was the Empress consort of Basiliscus of the Byzantine Empire, brother of Verina. Her sister-in-law was Empress consort to Leo I and mother to Ariadne. Her niece Ariadne was Empress consort to Zeno and mother of Leo II. Her ancestry ...

Constantina (empress)

Constantina was the Empress consort of Maurice of the Byzantine Empire. She was a daughter of Tiberius II Constantine and Ino Anastasia. Her parentage was recorded in the chronicles of Theophylact Simocatta, Paul the Deacon and John of Biclaro. T ...

Li Shunxian

Li Shunxian 李舜弦 was an Iranian-born Chinese poet celebrated for her beauty and poetic talent. She was a concubine of Wang Yan, the Chinese Emperor of Former Shu. She was famous for being a non-Chinese woman who was an accomplished poet in the ...

Herve Frankopoulos

Herve, called Frankopoulos or Phrangopoulos, was a Norman mercenary general in Byzantine service during the 1050s. According to Amatus of Montecassino, Herve and other Norman mercenaries fought for the Byzantine Empire under George Maniakes again ...

William Collingbourne

William Collingborn was an English landowner and administrator. He was an opponent of King Richard III – corresponding with his enemies and penning a famous lampoon – and was eventually executed for treason.

Kalmar Bloodbath (1505)

Not to be confused with Kalmar Bloodbath 1599 Kalmar Bloodbath was a politically motivated mass execution that was carried out in Kalmar, Sweden on July 1505. The public executions included that of the mayor of Kalmar, the city Councillors and a ...

Nydala Abbey Bloodbath

Nydala Abbey Bloodbath in Nydala Abbey, Sweden, on 2 February 1521 was the execution of the abbot and several monks at Nydala Abbey performed by the Danish army on the orders of Christian II of Denmark during their way back to Denmark from the St ...

Stockholm Bloodbath

The Stockholm Bloodbath was a trial that led to a series of executions in Stockholm between 7 and 9 November 1520. The events were initiated directly after the coronation of Christian II as the new king of Sweden, after the guests on the crowning ...

Kalmar Bloodbath (1599)

Not to be confused with Kalmar Bloodbath 1505 Kalmar Bloodbath in Kalmar, Sweden, on 16 May 1599 was the public execution by beheading of 22 people: three Swedish nobles and a priest, the governors Johan Larsson Sparre, Kristofer Andersson Grip, ...

Old Town Square execution

Old Town Square execution was the execution of 27 Czech leaders of the Bohemian Revolt by the Austrian House of Habsburg that took place on June 21, 1621 at the Old Town Square in Prague. After the Prague Defenestration in 1618 and subsequent Pro ...

John Poulter

John Poulter was a highwayman who conducted numerous robberies across England in a five-year period. This crime spree ended in Exeter in 1753 when he was arrested for the robbery of man on the outskirts of Bath, for which he was hanged the follow ...

Ağa Yusuf Pasha

Ağa Yusuf Pasha, also known as Gurcu Yusuf Pasha, was an 18th-century Ottoman military leader and Grand vizier. Yusuf Pasha was of Georgian origin and a devshirme. In 1710, he was appointed Agha of the Janissaries, commander of the Janissary corp ...

Executions of Cossacks in Lebedin

Executions of Cossacks in Lebedin, in 1708–1709 was a large-scale execution of Ukrainian Cossacks suspected of having sided with Hetman Ivan Mazepa after his break with Tsar Peter I during the Great Northern War. Cossack officials summoned to the ...

Great Hanging at Gainesville

The Great Hanging at Gainesville was the execution by hanging of forty-one suspected Unionists in Gainesville, Texas, in October 1862 during the American Civil War. Two additional suspects were shot by Confederate troops while trying to escape. S ...

Giuseppe Sasia

Giuseppe Sasia, known as The Shepherds Killer and The Haut-Var Killer, was an Italian criminal and serial killer, who, in the span of several months in 1934, killed at least 4 men in Draguignan, France, with the aim of stealing from them. He was ...

Locations of executions conducted by Albert Pierrepoint

Albert Pierrepoint was the most prolific British hangman of the twentieth century, executing 435 men and women between 1932 and 1955. This table records the locations of each of the executions he participated in, the numbers in brackets being the ...

Antanas Varnelis

Antanas Varnelis was a Lithuanian serial killer who killed six people and attempted to kill three more between July and December 1992, in several municipalities around the country. He targeted lonely elderly people living in remote villages and r ...

Andrew Zondo

Andrew Zondo was an Umkhonto we Sizwe operative. He detonated a bomb at Sanlam Centre in Amanzimtoti on 23 December 1985, killing five people.

NKVD prisoner massacres

The NKVD prisoner massacres were a series of mass executions of political prisoners carried out by the NKVD, the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs of the Soviet Union, across Eastern Europe, primarily Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states, B ...

Li Feng (rapist)

Li Feng Chinese: 栗峰 ; pinyin: Lì Fēng ; c. 1977–July 29, 2003 was a Chinese teacher who was executed for sexually molesting and raping 19 girls. Li was an elementary school teacher in the city of Tonghua, in northeast Chinas Jilin province. He ...

2011 executions in Iran

The United Nations, Amnesty International, Iranian opposition leaders and others criticized the Islamic Republic of Iran for its high rate of executions in 2011. According to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran, Iran ...

List of executions in Iran in 2017

From 1 January 2017 5 January 2017, Iran executed at least eight people. Three were hanged in the prison of the ghazal Hesar in Karaj for drug-related charges. Another five prisoners were executed in Qazvin and Karaj There were 88 executions in I ...

Hashem Shabani

Hashem Shabani, also known as Hashem Shabaninejad, was an ethnic Ahwazi Arab citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was a high school teacher of Arabic language and literature, a poet in both Arabic and Persian, and an activist who promoted ...

2016 Saudi Arabia mass execution

On January 2, 2016, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia carried out a mass execution of 47 imprisoned civilians convicted for terrorism in 12 provinces in the country. Forty-three were beheaded and four were executed by firing squads. Among the 47 people ...

Turki bin Saud al-Kabir

Turki bin Saud al-Kabeer was a Saudi prince and a direct successor of Saud ibn Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud. Based on the bloodline, his father, Saud Al-Kabeer was married to Abdul Azizs sister called Nura. Saud Al-Kabeer was a prominent figure in the ma ...

Execution of Nimr al-Nimr

Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a Shia cleric and critic of the government in Saudi Arabia, who was beheaded on 2 January 2016, one of 47 people executed that day for terrorism offences. Others executed included Sunnis who had been convicted of involvemen ...