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Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died in Havana, Cuba  (bone cancer)
Birth NameJaime Ramón Mercader del Río Hernández

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Ramon Mercader was born on February 7, 1914 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río Hernández. He died on October 18, 1978 in Havana, Cuba.

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While he was working for Leon Trotsky, he used the alias Frank Jackson, a fictional Canadian Communist sympathizer. It was only after the assassination that police found out his real name.
A professional assassin, he was assigned by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to kill exiled Communist leader and theoretician Leon Trotsky, who was living in Mexico. Mercader successfully accomplished that assignment on August 20, 1940, in Trotsky's home in the Coyoacán district of Mexico City. He served a 20-year sentence and was released in 1960. After his release he spent his final years between Russia and Cuba.
Former brother-in-law of Vittorio De Sica.
Older brother of María Mercader.

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