Where are buried the other dictators of the TWENTIETH century?

The Supreme see reasons of general interest to exhume Franco By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has endorsed the project of the Spanish Government, and

Where are buried the other dictators of the TWENTIETH century?
The Supreme see reasons of general interest to exhume Franco

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has endorsed the project of the Spanish Government, and ratified by the Parliament, to bring Frank of her tomb in the Valley of the Fallen and bury them in the cemetery of El Pardo-Mingorrubio, on the outskirts of Madrid.

In the vast majority of cases, when a dictatorship has given way to a democracy, the one who exercised the power of authoritarian way to his death is buried with the utmost discretion , in the best of cases, or even deposited in a grave without a name for the place does not become a sanctuary for nostalgic.


The dictator Adolf Hitler committed suicide on 30 April 1945 when the soviets were already on the streets of Berlin and the Third Reich had collapsed.

Their assistants sprayed with gasoline the corpse of Hitler and that of his wife, Eva Braun and set them on fire, following orders of the dictator or even dead I wanted to fall into the hands of Stalin.

After, two dead bodies, or what was left of them, lived an odyssey and were buried and unburied on several occasions , always with no headstone, until they were completely incinerated in 1970 and mixed with ashes of charcoal, and thrown into a river in the east of Germany, along with the remains of the family Goebels.


The former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is buried since 1957 in a crypt in her hometown of Predappio, a small town in the region of Emilia Romagna (center-north of Italy).

Mussolini, who ruled Italy since 1922, was shot in 1945 to be discovered by a group of partisans when the were to escape disguised as a German soldier.

His body was walking around Italy those 12 years, whereabouts unknown, until in 1957 the then Italian prime minister, Adone Zoli, decided it would buried in the cemetery in Predappio.

In 2017, the crypt with the remains Mussolini's was closed for a restoration and since then it only opens to the public in special occasions , to commemorate the death of Mussolini (28 April), his birth (28th of July), and on the 28th of October, when it commemorates the so-called "March on Rome" in 1922, which he clinched to power.

Both the village and their family members want to reopen again, but the Italian authorities want to avoid the pilgrimages for the nostalgic of fascism.


The body of marshal Philippe Pétain, the closest thing in France to a dictator, having led the regime-collaborationist Vichy (1940-1944) during the nazi invasion in the Second World War, lies on the island of d'yeu, on the atlantic coast, where he was confined the last years of his life, in a civil cemetery , under a tombstone white located in the opposite direction of the rest, away from the mausoleum to the fallen in the battle of Verdun (1916) where he had asked to be buried.

His tomb has become instead of pilgrimage for nostalgic and, in dates, is often a place of confrontation between favorable and contrary, what disturbs the peace of the island.


the ashes of The chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), who died in December 2006, to rest since then in a decanter in the chapel of the farm family Boldos , located in the coastal town of Santo Domingo, about 130 kilometers southwest of Santiago.


Argentina's dictator, Jorge Rafael Videla (1976-1981) is buried since her death in 2013 in a tombstone without a name , and mystery: in a cemetery in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, his headstone reads "Ababo Yalan", without anyone knowing what it means.


The paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is buried in the cemetery Camp of Peace of Brasilia, in Brazil , a country that gave him refuge after the military coup in of February 1989, which ended with a military regime of 35 years.

Stroessner, who came to power in 1954, died in that brazilian city on August 6, 2006, at 93 years old.

Dominican Republic

The dictator dominican republic Rafael Leónidas Trujillo , remembered in his country as "the tyrant" by the gruesomeness with which he led the country for three decades (1930-1961), was buried in secret in the cemetery madrid El Pardo in 1970, at the behest of his friend, Francisco Franco.

After his assassination, Trujillo was buried at first in his San Cristobal home, but later his remains were moved to Paris and then to Madrid, where his widow found the facilities that had not been in France to build a monumental tomb , in recent years, has fallen into the abandonment, suffering deteriorate .


The leader of the bolshevik revolution and founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, is buried in a mausoleum of marble erected at the Red Square in 1924.

Behind the mausoleum of Lenin is located the necropolis of the Kremlin, where lies stuffed the body dictator Iósif Stalin , who took the reins of the USSR between 1928 and 1953. In a first moment (1953-1961), Stalin was also buried next to Lenin in the mausoleum.

Several surveys indicate that over 60 % of russians are in favor of burial of the mummy of Lenin, although half of them felt that there was expected to spend another generation in order to avoid a social conflict.


the remains of The dictator Portuguese António de Oliveira Salazar , which was in power between 1932 and 1968, they are buried next to his parents in the cemetery of the village where he was born, Vimieiro, in the north of Portugal.

it Is a simple grave which gravestone has no inscription , although there have been next to her a plaque marble memorial with a photograph, and in which there are usually fresh flowers.


The dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu and his wife Elena, executed by the Christmas of 1989, are buried in a common grave, without symbols or tributes of the State, in Ghencea cemetery, on the outskirts of Bucharest.


The dictator of Greece between 1967 and 1973, Georgios Papadópulos (1919-1999), the leader of the military coup of 1967 and the dictatorship, later known as the "Regime of the Colonels", he died in prison in 1999 at the age of 80. He was buried in the first cemetery of the City of Athens , a graveyard in which lie the remains of many of the members of the economic and political elite of the country.


Enver Hoxha (1908-1985), the dictator of stalinist which led Albania with an iron fist for nearly half a century -between 1944 and 1985 - was initially buried in the Cemetery of the Martyrs of the Nation, but in 1992, a year after the fall of the communist regime, his remains were exhumed and transferred to the public cemetery of the capital , Tirana, and his grave has been desecrated several times since the fall of the communist regime.

the former yugoslavia and Serbia

The communist leader of yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito (1882-1980), president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death in 1980, he was buried in the "House of Flowers" Belgrade, a beautiful greenhouse with offices built for him in 1975 in the vicinity of the residence in which he lived, in the aristocratic neighbourhood of Dedinje, now converted in a sanctuary for the nostalgic of the old regime.

The former Serbian president and the yugoslav Slobodan Milosevic (1941-2006), who ruled in an authoritarian way between 1989 and 1997, he was buried no State honors , in Pozarevac, in the garden of his family home , in a tomb at the foot of a linden.

Date Of Update: 26 September 2019, 23:03

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