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For better of for worse these are the people who changed our world.

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For better of for worse these are the people who changed our world.

    286 - Jack Parsons - 'Sex Magic', Drugs, and Rocket Science

    286 - Jack Parsons - 'Sex Magic', Drugs, and Rocket Science

    John Whiteside "Jack" Parsons was an American rocket engineer and rocket propulsion researcher, chemist, and Thelemite occultist. Associated with the California Institute of Technology, Parsons was one of the principal founders of both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation.

    • 16 min
    285 - Admiral Yamamoto - The Man Behind Pearl Harbour

    285 - Admiral Yamamoto - The Man Behind Pearl Harbour

    Isoroku Yamamoto was the mastermind behind the worst attack on American soil. That attack on Pearl Harbor brought war with Japan, pitting Yamamoto against the best military minds of the US Armed Forces. In the end, though, it took a clandestine mid air assassination to bring him to heel. In this weeks Biographics, we examine the life of Isoroku Yamamoto.

    • 20 min
    284 - Heinrich Muller - The Head of the Gestapo

    284 - Heinrich Muller - The Head of the Gestapo

    He was the quiet, efficient and oh so ruthless architect of the Holocaust; Hitler’s most loyal sycophant. He ruthlessly dispatched those who stood in his way as he rose to a position of power that was second only to the Fuhrer. In the end he spectacularly betrayed his master – only to be felled by his own hand.

    • 19 min
    283 - Mao Zedong - The Chairman of Communist China

    283 - Mao Zedong - The Chairman of Communist China

    Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.

    • 18 min
    282 - Lavrentiy Beria - Stalins Architect of Terror

    282 - Lavrentiy Beria - Stalins Architect of Terror

    Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria was a Soviet politician, Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator, chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus under Joseph Stalin during World War II, and promoted to deputy premier under Stalin from 1941. He later officially joined the Politburo in 1946.

    • 22 min
    281 - Gilles de Rais - Serial-Killing Nobleman, Or Witch Hunt Victim

    281 - Gilles de Rais - Serial-Killing Nobleman, Or Witch Hunt Victim

    Gilles de Rais, Baron de Rais, was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc. He is best known for his reputation and later conviction as a confessed serial killer of children.

    • 16 min

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