Died On October 16th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 16. The list includes people like Marie Antoinette, Deborah Kerr, George Marshall, Moshe Dayan, Alfred Jodl. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, lawyers, military leaders and actresses and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Italy & Austria and many more countries.
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Marie Antoinette
(Former Queen Consort of France (1774 - 1792))
Marie Antoinette
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Birthdate: November 2, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1793
The last queen of France before the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France and came to be linked with everything that was wrong with the French monarchy including ignorance and extravagance. Her policies aggravated unrest that eventually led to the abolishment of the monarchy and finally the execution of both king and queen.
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Deborah Kerr
(British Actress Who was Known for Her Impeccable Grace and Beauty)
Deborah Kerr
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Birthdate: September 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: 2007

Deborah Kerr was a Scottish actress who holds the record for having the most Academy Award nominations under the Best Actress category without a win. However, she received an Academy Honorary Award in 1994 for her contribution to the entertainment industry. Deborah Kerr was made a CBE in 1998 and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 3 
Barbara Billingsley
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘June Cleaver’ in the TV Series ‘Leave It to Beaver’)
Barbara Billingsley
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Birthdate: December 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2010
Barbara Billingsley gained recognition with TV series such as The Brothers and then soared to fame with the role of June Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver and its sequel, The New Leave It to Beaver. She also voiced Nanny in the animated series Muppet Babies.
 4 
George Marshall
(3rd United States Secretary of Defense)
George Marshall
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1959

George Marshall was an American statesman and soldier who played a key role in the Allied victory during the Second World War. Marshall served as the third US Secretary of Defense from 1950 to 1951. As Secretary of State, George Marshall advocated economic recovery programs to aid post-war European countries, for which he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

 5 
Shirley Booth
(American Actress and One of the Few Performers to Achieve the Triple Crown of Acting)
Shirley Booth
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Birthdate: August 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1992

Shirley Booth is best remembered for her Academy Award-winning role in Come Back, Little Sheba and was one of only 24 people to earn the Triple Crown of Acting, namely the Academy, the Primetime Emmy, and the Tony awards. She also appeared in a TV production of The Glass Menagerie.

 6 
Moshe Dayan
(Israeli Military & Political Leader)
Moshe Dayan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Degania Alef, Israel
Died: 1981

Born to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, military leader/politician Moshe Dayan, grew up to be an revered for his exploits against Israel’s Arab neighbors. His invasion of the Sinai peninsula is etched in his memoir, Diary of the Sinai Campaign. Following his death, his eye patch was sold on eBay for US$75,000.

 7 
Audra Lindley
(Actress)
Audra Lindley
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Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1997
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Ed Lauter
(Actor)
Ed Lauter
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Birthdate: October 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: 2013
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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James A. Michener
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1997
 10 
Betty Lynn
(Actress)
Betty Lynn
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Birthdate: August 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2021
 11 
Gene Krupa
(American drummer)
Gene Krupa
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1973
 12 
Jean Shepherd
(American Storyteller, Writer, Radio and TV Personality)
Jean Shepherd
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Birthdate: July 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999

Jean Shepherd was a writer, storyteller, humorist, and radio and TV personality. In a long and productive career that spanned nearly five decades, he gave live performances, wrote scripts and stories, hosted radio shows, and even worked in a few films. He was posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was known to be a private person.

 13 
Art Blakey
(Drummer)
Art Blakey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 1990
 14 
Grigory Potemkin
(Russian Statesman, Army Officer and Lover of Empress Catherine the Great)
Grigory Potemkin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1739
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chizhevo, Russia
Died: 1791

Grigory Potemkin was a Russian statesman, military leader, and nobleman. A favorite of Catherine the Great, Grigory Potemkin was appointed governor-general of Russia's southern provinces in 1775. An influential personality, Potemkin supervised the construction of several important edifices, such as the Tauride Palace. He is also credited with founding the towns of Ekaterinoslav, Sevastopol, Kherson, and Nikolayev.

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Cornel Wilde
(Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Role in the Film 'A Song to Remember')
Cornel Wilde
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Birthdate: October 13, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prievidza, Slovakia
Died: 1989

Starting his career with Broadway, Cornel Wilde later gained fame for his Academy Award-nominated role of Frédéric Chopin in A Song to Remember. Though he had made it to the US Olympic fencing team in 1936 and had also joined Columbia University to become a physician, he decided to focus on acting instead.

 16 
Stu Hart
(Canadian Amateur and Professional Wrestler Best Known for Founding and Handling Stampede Wrestling)
Stu Hart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dan Wheldon
(British Racing Driver Who Died in a Collision in IndyCar Competition)
Dan Wheldon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 2011

Dan Wheldon was a British racing driver best remembered for winning the IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship title in 2005 for Andretti Green Racing (AGR). He is also remembered for winning the Indianapolis 500 twice. Dan Wheldon was killed at the age of 33 while competing in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship when his car collided with a fence post.

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John Dunsworth
(Actor)
John Dunsworth
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Birthdate: April 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Toše Proeski
(Singer-songwriter)
Toše Proeski
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prilep, North Macedonia
Died: 2007
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Leo G. Carroll
(Actor Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Topper’ & ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E')
Leo G. Carroll
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Birthdate: October 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 1972
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
(Austrian Nazi Politician and Chancellor of Austria for 2-Days in March 1938 Before its Annexation)
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stonařov, Czechia
Died: 1946

Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian politician who was part of the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. A Nazi propagandist, Seyss-Inquart was convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to death. He was executed on 16 October 1946 in Nuremberg Prison.

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Leonard Chess
(Record producer)
Leonard Chess
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Motal
Died: 1969
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Roy Dotrice
(Actor)
Roy Dotrice
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Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK
Died: 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Cecilia Hart
(Actress)
Cecilia Hart
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Birthdate: February 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
Died: 2016
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Pierre Emil George Salinger
(Journalist, U.S. Representative)
Pierre Emil George Salinger
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Listed In:
Birthdate: June 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 2004
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Eugene Gordon Lee
(Actor)
Eugene Gordon Lee
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Birthdate: October 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2005
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Sean Hughes
(Comedian)
Sean Hughes
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Birthdate: November 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Archway, London, England
Died: 2017
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Hans Selye
(Hungarian-Canadian Endocrinologist Known for His Studies of the Effects of Stress on the Human Body)
Hans Selye
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1982
Born to a doctor father, Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist Hans Selye grew up to be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 17 times but never won it. He is remembered for his ground-breaking work the medical impact of stress on the human body, also known as stress response.
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Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
(French Adventurer and Explorer Credited With Founding the City of Detroit)
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1658
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, France
Died: 1730

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac was a French adventurer and explorer. He is credited with founding Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, which later became the famous city of Detroit. The famous car brand Cadillac was named in Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac's honor.

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Daphne Caruana Galizia
(Writer)
Daphne Caruana Galizia
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sliema, Crown Colony of Malta
Died: 2017
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Lucas Cranach the Elder
(German Renaissance Painter and Printmaker)
Lucas Cranach the Elder
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Birthdate: 1472 AD
Birthplace: Kronach, Germany
Died: 1553

German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder enriched the German Renaissance with his paintings and wood engravings. A court painter of the Electors of Saxony, he specialized in painting both nudes and ladies in fine clothing, and mostly depicted biblical and mythological themes. He also inspired the Danube school of Austria.

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Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tatoi Royal Palace, Greece
Died: 1997
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Ole Beich
(Former musician best known as the bass guitarist for the original lineups of L.A. Guns and Guns N' Roses)
Ole Beich
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Esbjerg, Denmark
Died: 1991
 34 
Julius Streicher
(German Nazi Politician, Founder and Publisher of the Virulently Antisemitic Newspaper ‘Der Stürmer’)
Julius Streicher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dinkelscherben, Germany
Died: 1946
Julius Streicher went from being an elementary school teacher to establishing the anti-semitic Nazi newspaper Der Stürmer. He led an adulterous life and even spread rumors about his rival party members, which eventually led him to lose all party posts. He was eventually hanged after the Nuremberg trials.
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Joachim von Ribbentrop
(Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nazi Germany (1938 - 1945))
Joachim von Ribbentrop
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wesel, Germany
Died: 1946

German politician Joachim von Ribbentrop was Nazi Germany’s minister of foreign affairs from 1938 to 1945. He let Hitler use his summer house, Schloss Fuschl, for secret Nazi meetings. Ribbentrop was eventually convicted of war crimes and became the first Nuremberg defendant to be hanged to death.

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Gerard Majella
(Italian Saint)
Gerard Majella
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1726
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muro Lucano, Italy
Died: 1755

Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother who is honored by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. His intercession is sought for unborn children, children, mothers, women in childbirth, expectant mothers, and motherhood. Many churches in New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka are dedicated to him.

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Vladek Sheybal
(Actor)
Vladek Sheybal
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Birthdate: March 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zgierz, Poland
Died: 1992
 38 
John Tate
(Mathematician)
John Tate
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2019
 39 
Horatio Spafford
(Lawyer)
Horatio Spafford
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Troy
Died: 1888
 40 
Ella Mae Morse
(Singer)
Ella Mae Morse
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mansfield, Texas, United States
Died: 1999
 41 
John Hunter
(military physician, physician, university teacher)
John Hunter
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 13, 1728
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lanarkshire
Died: 1793

John Hunter was a Scottish surgeon remembered for his efforts to study the human anatomy through investigation and experimentation. An early advocate of scientific method in medicine, Hunter was considered one of the most prominent surgeons of his generation. He is also remembered for paying for the body of Charles Byrne and displaying the skeletal remains in his Hunterian Museum.

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Veerapandiya Kattabomman
(Revolutionary)
Veerapandiya Kattabomman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1760
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Panchalankurichi, Tamil nadu, India
Died: 1799
 43 
Jules Rimet
(Football administrator)
Jules Rimet
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Theuley
Died: 1956
 44 
Princess Helen of Serbia
(Princess)
Princess Helen of Serbia
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Birthdate: November 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: 1962
 45 
Nicholas Ridley
(English Bishop Who Was Burned at the Stake for His Teachings and Support to Lady Jane Grey)
Nicholas Ridley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: South Tynedale, England
Died: 1555

English Protestant martyr and bishop Nicholas Ridley had an illustrious career as a scholar at Cambridge. Named a master of Pembroke Hall, he converted Cambridge into a Reformist seminary for Protestantism. He ended up being accused of heresy and was burned at the stake at Oxford, thus becoming one of the Oxford Martyrs.

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Gaston Bachelard
(Philosopher)
Gaston Bachelard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar-sur-Aube, France
Died: 1962
 47 
Valentín Paniagua
(Former President of Peru)
Valentín Paniagua
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cuzco, Peru
Died: 2006

Valentín Paniagua was a Peruvian politician and lawyer. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Peru from 22 November 2000 to 28 July 2001. An influential politician, Valentín Paniagua also served as the Minister of Education from April 1984 to October 1984. From 1965 to 1966, he was the Minister of Justice and Worship in Peru.

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Harish-Chandra
(mathematician, physicist, university teacher)
Harish-Chandra
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanpur
Died: 1983

Harish-Chandra was an Indian American physicist and mathematician whose contributions to representation theory made him one of the most prominent mathematicians of the 20th century. Over the course of his illustrious career, Harish-Chandra was honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Frank Nelson Cole Prize and Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal. In 1977, he received India's third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan.

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Jon Postel
(Computer scientist)
Jon Postel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Altadena, California, United States
Died: 1998
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Alfred Jodl
(Chief of the Operations Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command (1939 - 1945))
Alfred Jodl
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: 1946

Alfred Jodl was a German colonel-general who played an important role throughout World War II by serving as Chief of the Operations Staff of a German Armed Forces High Command called the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. After the war, Jodl was tried at the Nuremberg trials and was found guilty on charges, such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.