Michael Collins [1890-1922], Ireland. Sought to bring an incremental peace to his troubled native land. Killed by the Irish Republican Army.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi [1869-1948], India. Non-violently won independence for India from the British Empire. Killed by a fellow Indian opposed to an accommodation to Pakistan, India’s Muslim twin separated/partitioned at birth.
Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz [1925-1965], US. Turned from race confrontation to racial ecumenicalism with his conversion to orthodox Islam. Killed by his old mates at the race-based Nation of Islam.
Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat [1918-1981], Egypt. Partner in historic peace agreement with Israel. Egypt is suspended from the Arab League; Sadat is killed by fundamentalists in his army two years later.
Yitzhak Rabin [1922-1995], Israel. Nobel Prize-winner for his work on the Oslo Accords. Killed by a fellow Israeli opposed to them.
Burhanuddin Rabbani [1940-2011], Afghanistan. Former president of Afghanistan. Was mediating a possible political peace and reconciliation with the Taliban. Killed by a Taliban suicide bomber.
Nothing to add here but the thanks of all mankind. Of all our heroes, these are our greatest. Rest now, our brothers. In Peace.
You did what you could.