History's most merciless executioners
Some have even executed famous figures
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Capital punishment has been practiced for many, many years. From hanging to the guillotine, executioners utilized a number of methods to perform their jobs throughout history. Ultimately, the goal was to apply the ultimate punishment for a crime: death. But who were these men, and how much do we know about them?
In this gallery, you'll discover more about history's most infamous executioners and their stories. Click on.
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