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This entry lists all of the historical figures Harry Turtledove has used in one or more works, and whose lifespan was shorter in the fictional work than in OTL. Most of these characters were killed off years before they died in OTL (for instance, Winston Churchill died in 1965 in OTL, but in The War That Came Early he is killed in a car accident in 1940), but some did die mere months earlier than their OTL death.

This page should be for those people Turtledove specifically names as being dead in the text, or at least provide sufficient circumstantial clues as to their deaths. For example, several timelines (most notably The Hot War and Worldwar) feature the destruction of several important cities by atomic bombs. While any number of lives were probably cut short, this list should only focus on those people Turtledove specifies as being among the dead.

AtlantisEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Michel de Grammont

Michel de Grammont

1686 1666
William Howe

Williamhowe

July, 1814 1776
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

Warwick the Kingmaker

April, 1471 1470

"Counting Potsherds"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Aristides

Zpage153-1-

468 BC c. 480 BC
Themistocles

Themistocles

459 BC c. 480 BC

Days of InfamyEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Mitsuo Fuchida

Fuchida

May, 1976 June, 1943
Minoru Genda

Genda

August, 1989 June, 1943
William Halsey

Halsey

August, 1959 December, 1941
Sanji Iwabuchi

Iwabuchi

February, 1945 June, 1943
Kazuo Sakamaki

Sakamaki

November, 1999 February, 1942
Saburo Shindo

Saburo Shindo

2000 June, 1943
Tomoyuki Yamashita

Yamashita

February, 1946 June, 1943

"The Daimon"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Critias

Kritias

403 BCE 415 BCE
Plato

Plato

347 or 348 BCE 415 BCE
Socrates

Socrates

399 BCE 415 BCE

A Different FleshEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
John Smith

JohnSmith

1631 1607

Gunpowder EmpireEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Arminius

Arminius

AD 21 c.a. AD 9

The Guns of the SouthEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
John Atkins

JohnAtkins

June, 1908 March 4, 1868
George Ballentine

Nophoto

Apparently alive in 1927 1864
Albert Gallatin Brown

AGBrown

June, 1880 March 4, 1868
George Crook

George R. Crook

March, 1890 May 9, 1864
Jubal Early

Early

March, 1894 March 4, 1868
Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes

January, 1893 May 9, 1864
Mary Anna Custis Lee

Mary Anna Custis Lee

November, 1873 March 4, 1868
John Presley Strange

JPStrange

May, 1875 March, 1868

The Hot WarEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Dean Acheson

Acheson

October, 1971 May, 1952
Yuri Andropov

Andropov

February, 1984 August, 1952
Vincent Auriol

VincentAuriol

January, 1966 June, 1951
Alben Barkley

AlbenBarkley

April, 1956 May, 1952
Dorothy Buffum Chandler

DorothyChandler

July, 1997 March 2, 1951
Norman Chandler

NormanChandler

October, 1973 March 2, 1951
Rose Conway

RoseConway

March, 1980 May, 1952
W. Averell Harriman

Harriman

July, 1986 May, 1952
J. Edgar Hoover

JEdgar

May, 1972 May, 1952
Hubert Humphrey

Humphrey

January, 1978 May, 1952
Estes Kefauver

Kefauver

August, 1963 May, 1952
J. Bracken Lee

JBrackenLee

October, 1996 March 2, 1951
Yuri Levitan

Yurilevitan

August, 1983 March, 1951
George Marshall

GeorgeMarshall

October, 1959 May, 1952
Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy

May, 1957 May, 1952
Joseph Stalin

Stalin

March, 1953 June, 1952
Robert Taft

RTaft

July, 1953 May, 1952
Daniel I.J. Thornton

DanielThornton

January, 1976 March 2, 1951
Bess Truman

BessTruman

October, 1982 May, 1952
Margaret Truman

MargaretTruman

January, 2008 May, 1952

In High PlacesEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer

October, 1400 Before 1372

In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Winston Churchill

Churchill

January, 1965 1940s
Joseph Stalin

Stalin

March, 1953 1940s

"Islands in the Sea"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Leo III the Isaurian

LeoIII

AD 731 AD 718

Joe SteeleEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Dean Acheson

Acheson

October, 1971 March, 1953
Pierce Butler

PierceButler

November, 1939 Fall, 1934
Charles Coughlin

FathercCoughlin

October, 1979 Early 1935
Albert Einstein

Einstein

April, 1955 1946
Enrico Fermi

Fermi

November, 1954 1946
Hirohito, Emperor Showa

Hirohito

January, 1989 Spring, 1946
Husband Kimmel

Kimmel

May, 1968 December 1941
Huey Long

HueyPLong2

September, 1935 Fall, 1934
Douglas MacArthur

MacArthur

April, 1964 January, 1942
George Marshall

GeorgeMarshall

October, 1959 March, 1953
James McReynolds

McReynolds

August, 1946 Fall, 1934
Vyacheslav Molotov

Molotov

November, 1986 March, 1953
John von Neumann

JohnvonNeumann

February, 1957 1946
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

February, 1967 1946
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor

November, 1962 July, 1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt

April, 1945 July, 1932
Walter Short

Walter Short

March, 1949 December, 1941
George Sutherland

GeorgeSutherland

July 1942 Fall, 1934
Leo Szilard

Szilard

May, 1964 1946
Hideki Tojo

Tojo

December, 1948 March, 1946
Willis Van Devanter

VanDevanter

April, 1959 Fall, 1934

The above applies to the novel. In the short story, John Nance Garner dies in 1953 (d. in OTL 1967, is still alive at end of novel), Hirohito, Emperor Showa dies in December 1945, and Sam Rayburn (d. in OTL 1961, not figuring in novel) dies in 1937.

"The Last Article"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Mohandas Gandhi

Gandhi

January, 1948 1947
Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru

May, 1964 1947
Georgy Zhukov

Zhukov2

June, 1974 1946

The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Konrad Adenauer

Adenauer

April, 1967 January, 1946
Erich Bagge

Bagge

June, 1996 November, 1947
Francis Biddle

Biddle

October, 1968 November, 1945
Norman Birkett

Birkett

February, 1962 November 1945 (?)
Kurt Diebner

Diebner

July, 1964 November, 1947
Walter Gerlach

Gerlach

August, 1979 November, 1947
Otto Hahn

OttoHahn

July, 1968 November, 1947
Paul Harteck

Harteck

January, 1985 November, 1947
Werner Heisenberg

Heisenberg

February, 1976 Spring, 1946
Horst Korsching

Korsching

March, 1998 November, 1947
Geoffrey Lawrence

GeoffreyLawrence

August, 1971 November, 1945(?)
Ivan Koniev

Koniev

May, 1973 May 1945
Iona Nikitchenko

Nikitchenko

April, 1967 November, 1945
George Patton

Patton

December, 1945 September, 1945
Henri Donnedieu de Vabres

DeVabres

February, 1952 November 1945
Georgy Zhukov

Zhukov2

June, 1974 December 31, 1945

The fates of Birkett and Lawrence are the subject of an apparent inconsistency.

"Must and Shall"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Jefferson Davis

JeffDavis

December, 1889 1865 (presumed)
Joseph Johnston

JoeJohnston

March, 1891 1865 (presumed)
Robert E. Lee

RELee

October, 1870 1865 (presumed)
Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln

April 15, 1865 July 12, 1864

"Occupation Duty"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
David, King of Israel

David

c. 970 BC c. 1020 BC

"The Phantom Tolbukhin"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Ivan Koniev

Koniev

May, 1973 1937 or 1938
Georgy Zhukov

Zhukov2

June, 1974 1937 or 1938

"Ready for the Fatherland"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 19 February 1943

Ruled BritanniaEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Robert Parsons

Parsons

April, 1610 October, 1598
Philip Stubbes

Stubbes

c. 1610 1 November 1597

"Shock and Awe"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
St. Peter

Peter

AD 64 or 67 (disputed) AD 30

Southern VictoryEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
George Q. Cannon

GeorgeCannon

April, 1901 September, 1881
Jimmy Carter

Carter

Still living December, 1942
James Bethel Gresham

Gresham

November, 1917 July, 1914
Ernest Hemingway

Ernie

July, 1961 March, 1939
Mary Lincoln

MaryLincoln

July, 1882 1877
Tad Lincoln

TadLincoln

July, 1871 c. 1863
John Pershing

Pershing

July, 1948 June, 1929
Orson Pratt

Pratt

October, 1881 September 1881
Al Smith

Alsmith

October, 1944 Early 1942
Robert Taft

RTaft

July, 1953 September, 1943
Daniel Wells

DanielWells

March, 1891 September, 1881

One of Huey Long's Brothers dies in 1937. Logically this is either George Long (d. OTL 1958) or Earl Long (d. OTL 1960), but it is never specified which of the two.

The War That Came EarlyEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Winston Churchill

Churchill

January, 1965 July, 1940
Francisco Franco

Franco

November, 1975 December, 1941
Konrad Henlein

Henlein

May, 1945 September 29, 1938
Heinrich Himmler

Himmler

May, 1945 April, 1944
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 April, 1944
Ivan Koniev

Koniev

May, 1973 Summer, 1944
Husband Kimmel

Kimmel

May, 1968 Summer 1941
Douglas MacArthur

MacArthur

April, 1964 Spring, 1941
José Millán Astray

MillanAstray01

January, 1954 March, 1944
Bernard Montgomery

Montgomery

March, 1976 Spring, 1943

In addition, the fates of Werner von Fritsch, Franz Halder, and Hermann Göring in the series are ambiguous; see these characters' respective pages for more information.

A World of DifferenceEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Mikhail Gorbachev

Gorbachev

Still living December, 1985

WorldwarEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Kurt Chill

Chill

July, 1976 Spring, 1944
Sepp Dietrich

Dietrich

April, 1966 1965
Hans Frank

Frank

October, 1946 1942(?)
Werner Heisenberg

Heisenberg

February, 1976 Spring, 1943
Yoshio Nishina

Nishina

January, 1951 Summer, 1943
Pope Pius XII

PiusXII

October, 1958 December, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt

April, 1945 Spring, 1944
Otto Skorzeny

Skorzeny

July, 1975 Summer, 1944
Nikolai Vasiliev

Nikoali Vasiliev

October, 1971 Spring, 1944
Henry Wallace

Wallace

November, 1965 Late 1943 or early 1944
Earl Warren

Earlwarren

July, 1974 Summer, 1965

See AlsoEdit

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