The Irrawaddy

Interactive Timeline: Heroes in Myanmar’s History

YANGON — As Myanmar prepares to mark the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day on Thursday, The Irrawaddy memorializes a number of individuals who committed their lives to causes for the good of the country. While the list is inspired by Gen Aung San and his eight colleagues assassinated on July 19, 1947, we admit that there are many others we are unable to mention below, due to constraints of time, space and information. They also deserve honor for their merit.

The years mentioned in the text below signify the date in which these individuals passed away.