Full Name: Guy Fawkes
Profession: English Catholic Conspirator
Why Famous: Tried to blow up the English Parliament - with King James I in it. Now the 'guy' that is burned on bonfires in England on 5th November.
- 1605-11-05 Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I as he opened British Parliament. Plot discovered, Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others later executed