which known writers have suffered for being writers? which have died for being writers? (these questions occured to me based on the splenda thread) one example that occurs is jean-paul marat, who was one of robespierre's and danton's faction during the french revolution. he was a rather bloodthirsty revolutionist who vehemently opposed the old guard and the moderates. due to his publications and POV he was stabbed to death by charlotte corday while taking bathing therapy. perhaps another who suffered for being a writer was aleksandr solzhenitsyn, who just passed away. i know little about his life, though. EDIT: improved the wording.