„Tortured for the Republic.“

Strangulatus pro republica.
Last written words, two days before he died; these are sometimes reported as being his last words. (17 September 1881) Variant translation: "Tortured for the sake of the republic."
1880s

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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James A. Garfield3
político americano 1831 - 1881

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