Famous People Who Died in Military Battle
Whether fighting to defend their culture from foreign invaders, as in the case of Aztec emperor Montezuma II, or relaying the horrors of war with reports from the front like American journalist Ernie Pyle, famous people throughout history have died for their cause in military battle. Frontiersman Davy Crockett fought in the War of 1812 and died at the Alamo in the Texas Revolution. African American Crispus Attucks, killed during the Boston Massacre, was the first casualty of the Revolutionary War. General George Armstrong Custer and his men were famously cut down in the Battle at Little Bighorn. Roman slave and gladiator Spartacus is believed to have died during his uprising against Rome. These brave men and more became battlefield legends who met their end at the hands of their enemies. See People Who Died in Military Battles
Browse biographies, including photos and video, of some of the world’s most memorable generals, soldiers and revolutionaries who died in military battle, including Mexican commander Emiliano Zapata, British short-story writer H.H. Munro (aka Saki) and Confederate general Jeb Stuart.
Folk Hero, U.S. Representative / 1786 - 1836
Davy Crockett was a frontiersman, legendary folk hero and three-time Congressman. He fought in the War of 1812 and died at the Alamo in the Texas Revolution.
Folk Hero / 1723 - 1770
Crispus Attucks was an African-American man killed during the Boston Massacre, making him the first casualty of the American Revolution.
Military Leader / 1879 - 1919
Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920), during which he formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade. Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas.
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