Guy Fawkes

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes Full Name: Guy Fawkes
Nationality: English

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.

Born: April 13, 1570
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York, England, United Kingdom

Died: January 31, 1606 (aged 35)
Cause of Death: Hanging, drawing and quartering

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Historical Events in the Life of Guy Fawkes

  • 1605-11-05 Gunpowder Plot: Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up King James I and the British Parliament. The plot was discovered, Guy Fawkes caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others. Celebrated ever since as Guy Fawkes Day, where his effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, accompanied by fireworks.

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