Born: 4/28/1937 in Al-Awja, Iraq
Cause of death: execution by hanging
Full name: Saddam al-Tikriti Hussein
Noted For: President of Iraq (1979-2003); also Prime Minister (1994-2003) and leader of the Baath Socialist Party. Attacked and carried on war with Iran (1980-88). Invaded Kuwait (1990) and was defeated by an American-led coalition (1991). Driven from office in an American-led invasion (2003). Convicted of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi tribunal (2006).
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