Interactive Timeline: Heroes in Myanmar’s History

By The Irrawaddy 19 July 2017

YANGON — As Myanmar prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day on Wednesday, 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.