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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.

 

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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
 

   

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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
 

   

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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
 

   

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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