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Assassinations in History

Welcome to the history assassination archive.

Included are attempted assassinations.

 

This is the A-Z index.

Go here for the  Chronological Assassination Index.

 

A

Alexander II
Russia's tsar gets eliminated. 1881.

MORE ABOUT THE ALEXANDER II ASSASSINATION
 

   

B

Brezhnev, Leonid
When your police officer is more than you think he is. 1969.

MORE ABOUT THE LEONID BREZHNEV ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Bhutto, Benazir
Never stand through the sunroof of your vehicle. 2007.

MORE ABOUT THE BENAZIR BHUTTO ASSASSINATION
 

   

F

Ford, Gerald R.
A female admirer gets out of hand. 1975.

MORE ABOUT THE GERALD R. FORD ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Francis Ferdinand
The World War One trigger. 1914.

MORE ABOUT FRANCIS FERDINAND
 

   

G

Gaius Julius Caesar
Surprisingly, Brutus was one of them. 44 BC.

MORE ABOUT THE CAESAR ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Gandhi, Indira
Indian prime minister with two Sikh bodyguards. 1984.

MORE ABOUT THE INDIRA GANDHI ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Gandhi, Mohandas
Seventy-eight year old hunger strike enthused Mohandas had to take three bullets when a slap on the head would have done the job. 1948.

MORE ABOUT THE MOHANDAS GANDHI ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Gandhi, Rajiv
Indian prime minister candidate greeted a bomb-laden female who pulled the trigger, killing herself, Rajiv, and 16 others. 1991.

MORE ABOUT THE RAJIV GANDHI ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Gaulle, Charles de
French statesman and sturdy hide of the decade who survived 31 documented attempts on his life. 1961.

MORE ABOUT THE CHARLES DE GAULLE ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Gustav III
For gunning down Swedish King Gustav III, they chopped off the assassin's right hand before his head. 1792.

MORE ABOUT THE GUSTAV III ASSASSINATION
 

   

H

Henry IV
In 1593, Henry switched from Protestantism to Catholicism. Too little too late thought Ravaillac while waiting at Henry's carriage.

MORE ABOUT THE HENRY IV ASSASSINATION
 

   

J

Jackson, Andrew
Jackson became the first U.S. president to encounter and survive an assassination attempt. 1835.

MORE ABOUT THE JACKSON ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
 

   

 

John Paul II
The Pope survived a bullet shot through his abdomen, another one hit him in the hand. 1981.

MORE ABOUT THE POPE JOHN PAUL II ASSASSINATION
 

   

K

Kennedy, John F.
One of the most famous assassinations in modern history. 1963.

MORE ABOUT THE JFK ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Surviving Curry's wielding of the letter opener, it took a conspiracy and James Earl Ray to accomplish a successful attack on Reverend King. 1968.

MORE ABOUT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Kleber, Jean-Baptiste
Armies couldn't bring him down, but, disguised as a beggar, Sulayman al-Halabi managed to sneak up on the French general. 1800.

MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL KLEBER ASSASSINATION
 

   

L

Lincoln, Abraham
The first assassinated U.S. president. 1865.

MORE ABOUT THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Long, Huey Pierce
Carl Austin Weiss assassinated him at the Louisiana State Capitol Building. Long was buried on the grounds. 1935.

MORE ABOUT THE HUEY LONG ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Louis XV
At Versailles, Louis survived a penknife attack in 1757.

MORE ABOUT THE LOUIS XV ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
 

   

 

Louis-Philippe
Fieschi, Pepin and Morey came up with a device that could fire 24 guns at the same time. Now they waited for the King to pass by their window. 1835.

MORE ABOUT THE LOUIS-PHILIPPE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
 

   

M

Malcolm X
Civil rights leader Malcolm X encounters three assassins at once and takes 16 bullets. 1965.

MORE ABOUT THE MALCOLM X ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Marat, Jean-Paul
When it came to bathtub homicide, Charlotte Corday was not as smooth as George Joseph Smith (Brides in the Bath Murders, England, 1912-1915). But in the end, she got the job done. 1793.

MORE ABOUT THE MARAT ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

McKinley, William
In Buffalo, NY, Leon Czolgosz, places two bullets in McKinley's chest and abdomen. 1901.

MORE ABOUT THE MCKINLEY ASSASSINATION
 

   

N

Napoleon III
Bombs hurled at his carriage on the way to the opera. 1859.

MORE ABOUT THE NAPOLEON III ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Nixon, Richard M.
Catching a plane. 1974.

MORE ABOUT THE RICHARD NIXON ASSASSINATION
 

   

O

Oswald, Lee Harvey
When the assassin gets assassinated. 1963.

MORE ABOUT THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD ASSASSINATION
 

   

P

Perceval, Spencer
John Bellingham decided to hold the British Prime Minister personally responsible for his own troubles with the law. 1812.

MORE ABOUT THE SPENCER PERCEVAL ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Peter of Verona
Members of the Cathari sect transformed Peter of Verona into Peter Martyr. 1252.

MORE ABOUT THE PETER OF VERONA ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Pinochet, Augusto
How the old fox survived a rocket attack. 1986.

MORE ABOUT THE AUGUSTO PINOCHET ASSASSINATION
 

   

R

Rahman, Mujibur
Bangladeshi president and his family terminated in their home. 1975.

MORE ABOUT THE MUJIBUR RAHMAN ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Reagan, Ronald
The 40th president of the U.S. survived Hinckley's revolver, fired at close range. 1981.

MORE ABOUT THE RONALD REAGAN ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Close call in Miami. 1933.

MORE ABOUT THE FDR ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Roosevelt, Theodore
How to take a bullet and run with it for seven years. 1912.

MORE ABOUT THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT ASSASSINATION
 

   

T

Thatcher, Margaret
When bathroom walls get custom-rebuilt for a prime minister. 1984.

MORE ABOUT THE MARGARET THATCHER ASSASSINATION
 

   

U

Umberto I
The king of Italy was gunned down by an anarchist from New Jersey, Gaetano Bresci on July 29, 1900, at Monza, Italy.

   

V

Verwoerd, Hendrik
South African's Mr. Apartheid was presented the blade by a crazy person. 1966.

MORE ABOUT THE HENDRIK VERWORD ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

Villa, Pancho
To whom the street vendor hails. 1923.

MORE ABOUT THE PANCHO VILLA ASSASSINATION
 

   

W

Wallace, George C.
Arthur Bremer gave Alabama's governor four bullets and a wheelchair. 1972.

MORE ABOUT THE GEORGE C. WALLACE ASSASSINATION
 

   

Z

Zapata, Emiliano
Colonel Jesús Guajardo's ambush in Morelos. 1919.

MORE ABOUT THE EMILIANO ZAPATA ASSASSINATION
 

   

 

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