Summary: Libyan dictator who ruled the country for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war and was the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Middle East demanding the end of autocratic rulers and the establishment of greater democracy.
Cause of Death: Shot to death during the Libyan civil war
Born: June 1942
Died: October 20, 2011
Location: Sirte, Libya