Sophie Scholl, a true heroine of liberty, beheaded at the age of 21.
Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.
Since the 1970s, Scholl has been celebrated as one of the great German heroes who actively opposed the Third Reich during the Second World War.
I recommend reading the full Wikipedia entry and watching the movie Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (available for instant viewing at Netflix.com). A tribute video with scenes from the movie is linked below: