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This entry lists all of the historical figures Harry Turtledove has used as characters in his alternate history works who had longer lifespans than in OTL. In most instances, the person lived years or even decades long than they did in OTL (for instance, George Armstrong Custer died in 1876 in OTL whereas he died in 1930 in Southern Victory), but some lived a few extra months at most. Turtledove does not always depict the deaths of historical characters, particularly those who play a minor role in a work. Their deaths may be estimates based on the in-text clues of a work. Others are explicitly still alive at the end of a given story, novel, or series, and this fact is noted accordingly.

AtlantisEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Edward Braddock

Braddock

July, 1755 1761
Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon

Montcalm

September, 1759 1761

Curious NotionsEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia

PrinceWilhelm

May, 1940 After 1956

Days of InfamyEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Tomeo Kaku

Kaku

June, 1942 June, 1943
Isoroku Yamamoto

Yamamoto

April, 1943 Alive at series' end, June, 1943

A Different FleshEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Charles I of England

CharlesI

January, 1649 Presumably after 1649

"The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Anne Frank

AnneFrank

March, 1945 Alive at story's end, 2013
Edith Frank

EdithFrank

January, 1945 After May 1945
Margot Frank

MargotFrank

March, 1945 After May 1945
Fritz Pfeffer

Peffer

December, 1944 After May 1945
Auguste van Pels

AugustevanPels

April-May, 1945 After May 1945
Hermann van Pels

HermannvanPels

October, 1944 After May 1945
Peter van Pels

PetervanPels

April-May, 1945 After May 1945

"The Emperor's Return"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Constantine XI Palaiologos

Constantine XI

29 May 1453 10 June 2003

Gunpowder EmpireEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

Agrippa

12 BC AD 26
Lucius Caesar

Lucius

August, AD 2 After AD 26

The Guns of the SouthEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln

April, 1865 Alive at novel's end, 1868
Maximilian I of Mexico

Maximilian

June, 1867 Alive at novel's end, 1868
Jeb Stuart

Stuart

May, 1864 Alive at novel's end, 1868

In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Josef Goebbels

Goebbels

May, 1945 Between 1945 and 1970
Hermann Göring

Goring

October, 1946 c. 1961
Heinrich Himmler

Himmler

May, 1945 1985
(conspiracy theory says 1983)
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 Late 1960s
Benito Mussolini

Mussolini

April, 1945 Between 1945 and 1970
Leni Riefenstahl

Riefenstahl

September, 2003 c. 2007
Julius Streicher

GERstreicher

October, 1946 Between 1945 and 1970
Isoroku Yamamoto

Yamamoto

April, 1943 Between 1945 and 1970

"Islands in the Sea"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Constantine II, Antipope

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April 769 (disputed) Alive at story's end, 769
Niketas

Nophoto

c. 745 (disputed) Alive at story's end, 769
Suleiman ibn Abd al-Malik

Nophoto

717 Presumably after 717

Joe SteeleEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Genrikh Yagoda

Yagoda

March, 1938 Alive at novel's end, 1953
Leon Trotsky

Trotsky1

August, 1940 Alive at novel's end, 1953

"The Last Article"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Josef Goebbels

Goebbels

May, 1945 Alive at story's end, 1947
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 Alive at story's end, 1947
Reinhard Heydrich

Heydrich

June, 1942 Alive at story's end, 1947
William Joyce

WilliamJoyce

January, 1946 Alive at story's end, 1947
Walther Model

WaltherModel

April, 1945 Alive at story's end, 1947

The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Hans Frank

Frank

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Hermann Göring

Goring

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Reinhard Heydrich

Heydrich

June, 1942 November, 1947
Alfred Jodl

Alfred Jodl

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Kaltenbrunner

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Wilhelm Keitel

Keitel

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Joachim von Ribbentrop

Ribbontrop

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Rosenberg

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Arthur Seyss-Inquart

SeyssInquart

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948
Julius Streicher

GERstreicher

October, 1946 Alive at novel's end, 1948

"Occupation Duty"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Goliath

Goliath

c. 1020 BC Unspecified later date

"The Phantom Tolbukhin"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 Alive at story's end, 1947

"Ready for the Fatherland"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Erwin Rommel

Rommel

October 1944 Presumably after 1944

Ruled BritanniaEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Eleanor Bull

Nophoto

March 1596 Alive in 1598
Diego Flores de Valdés

Nophoto

1595 Alive in 1598
Robert Greene

Rgreene-1-

September 1592 November or December 1597
Christopher Marlowe

Marlowe

May 1593 October 1598

"Shtetl Days"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 Presumably after 1945

Southern VictoryEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
John Wilkes Booth

Booth

April, 1865 After 1882 but well before 1914
Charles I of Austria

CharlesofAustria

April, 1922 Alive at series' end, 1945
Patrick Cleburne

Cleburne

November, 1864 Alive in July, 1914
George Custer

Gacuster

June, 1876 1930
Tom Custer

TomCuster

June, 1876 April, 1882
Nathan Bedford Forrest III

ForrestIII

June, 1943 Spring, 1944
James Garfield

Garfield

September, 1881 After 1882 but well before 1914
James Alpheus Skidmore Harris

Harris jas-1-

May, 1863 After 1882 and probably before 1914
Thomas Jackson

Jackson

May, 1863 After 1882 but well before 1914
Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln

April, 1865 After 1882 but well before 1914
Huey Long

HueyPLong2

September 1935 1937
Maximilian I

Maximilian

June, 1867 Probably 1879 or 1880
Grand Duke Mikhail of Russia

Mikhail

June, 1918 Alive at series' end, 1945
Nicholas II of Russia

NicholasII

July, 1918 C. 1932
Stephen Ramseur

Ramseur

October, 1864 Alive in July, 1914
Will Rogers

Rogers

August, 1935 Possibly alive in 1940
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

January, 1919 Summer, 1924
Satanta

Satanta

October 1878 After 1882, probably before 1914
Robert Shaw

Shaw

July, 1863 Alive in July, 1914
Jeb Stuart

Stuart

May, 1864 March, 1882
Alfred Sully

Sully

April, 1879 After 1881 but well before 1914

The Two GeorgesEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
John F. Kennedy

JFK

November, 1963 Alive at novel's end, August 1995
Martin Luther King

King

April, 1968 Alive at novel's end, August 1995
Louis XVI of France

Louis XVI

January, 1793 Probably after 1793
Richard Nixon

Nixon

April, 1994 15 June 1995

"Uncle Alf"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Nicholas II of Russia

NicholasII

July, 1918 Alive at story's end, 1929
Alfred von Schlieffen

Vonschlieffen

January, 1913 After August, 1914

"Under St. Peter's"Edit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Jesus

Jesus

c. AD 30 Half-alive at end of story, April 2005

The War That Came EarlyEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Manuel Azaña

Azana

November, 1940 Alive at series' end, Mid-1944
Ronald Cartland

Cartland

May, 1940 Alive at series' end, Mid-1944
Reinhard Heydrich

Heydrich

June, 1942 Possibly alive at series' end, Mid-1944
Fritz-Julius Lemp

Lemp

May, 1941 Alive at series' end, Mid-1944
Edward Rydz-Smigly

Rydz-Smigly

December, 1941 Alive at series' end, Mid-1944
José Sanjurjo

Sanjurjo

July, 1936 Fall, 1943
Leon Trotsky

Trotsky1

August, 1940 Possibly alive at series' end, Mid-1944

WorldwarEdit

Person OTL Death Fictional Death
Mordechai Anielewicz

Anielewicz

May, 1943 After 1966 but well before 2031
Lavrenty Beria

Beria

December, 1953 Spring, 1963
Walter von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt

Brockdorff

May, 1943 After early 1944
Joseph Darnand

Joseph Darnand

October, 1945 After 1965
James Dean

JamesDean

September, 1955 Apparently alive in 1990s
Jacques Doriot

Jacques Doriot

February, 1945 After 1965
Adolf Eichmann

Eichmann

May, 1962 Summer, 1965
Aleksandr German

Aleksandr German

1943 After 1944
Josef Goebbels

Goebbels

May, 1945 Summer, 1965
Hermann Göring

Goring

October, 1946 c. 1960
Heinrich Himmler

Himmler

April, 1945 December, 1964
Adolf Hitler

Hitler

April, 1945 Mid 1950s
Rudolf Höss

RudolfHoss

April, 1947 After 1962
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

JPKennedyJr

August, 1944 After 1964
Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Kaltenbrunner

October, 1946 Summer, 1965
Benito Mussolini

Mussolini

April, 1945 After summer, 1945
Joachim von Ribbentrop

Ribbontrop

October, 1946 1950s(?)
Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski

Rumkowski

August, 1944 After Fall, 1944
Hideki Tojo

Tojo

December, 1948 After 1965

See AlsoEdit

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