This is a personal selection of heroes from the 20th Century. The facts are as accurate as could be determined from credible sources available on the internet and elsewhere. The interpretation is entirely personal. It always is.

Featured heroes

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk – Turkey Peter Benenson Peter Benenson – Great Britain Winston Churchill Winston Churchill – Great Britain Dalai Lama Dalai Lama – Tibet Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi – India Xanana Gusmao Xanana Gusmao – East Timor
Vaclav Havel Vaclav Havel – Czech Republic Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam Martin Luther King Martin Luther King Jr. – United States Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela – South Africa Mohammed Mossadegh Mohammed Mossadegh – Iran Jawaharlal Nehru Jawaharlal Nehru – India
Emily Pankhurst Emmeline Pankhurst – Great Britain John Rabe John Rabe – China, Germany Yitzak Rabin Yitzhak Rabin – Israel Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt – United States Walter Sisulu Walter Sisulu – South Africa Ang Sann Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi – Burma
Count Claus von Stauffenberg Count Claus von Stauffenberg – Germany Nancy Wake Nancy Wake – New Zealand, France Lech Walesa Lech Walesa – Poland Wei Jingsheng Wei Jingsheng – China Simon Wiesenthal Simon Wiesenthal – Austria Georgy Zhukov Georgy Zhukov – former USSR

Other heroes

Carlos Belo Carlos Belo – East Timor Michael Collins Michael Collins – Ireland Che Guevara Che Guevara – Cuba, Argentina H.V. Evatt H.V. Evatt – Australia Howard Florey Howard Florey – Australia, Great Britain Rigoberta Menchú Tum Rigoberta Menchú Tum – Guatemala
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks – United States José Ramos-Horta José Ramos-Horta – East Timor Andrei Sakharov Andrei Sakharov – former USSR Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer – Germany, Africa Joe Slovo Joe Slovo – South Africa Oliver Tambo Oliver Tambo – South Africa
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Archbishop Desmond Tutu – South Africa

Killers of the 20th Century

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