list of assassins

This is an incomplete list.

The following is a list of assassins, individuals who have been convicted of assassination or individuals who historians generally agree committed assassination.

  •     Ebu Tahir – assassin of Nizam al-Mulk (10 Ramadhan 1092 AD), Persian scholar and vizier of the Great Seljuq Empire
  •     Balthasar Gérard – assassin of William the Silent (July 10, 1584), Leader for Dutch independence
  •     Charlotte Corday – assassin of Jean-Paul Marat (July 13, 1793), Jacobin leader during the French Revolution
  •     John Bellingham – assassin of Spencer Perceval (May 11, 1812), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  •     John Wilkes Booth – assassin of Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865), 16th President of the United States
  •     Patrick J. Whelan – assassin of Thomas D'Arcy McGee (April 7, 1868), Canadian journalist and politician
  •     Faustino Rayo – assassin of Gabriel García Moreno (August 6, 1875), President of Ecuador
  •     Ignacy Hryniewiecki – assassin of Alexander II (March 13, 1881), Tsar of Russia
  •     Charles J. Guiteau – assassin of James A. Garfield (July 2, 1881; Garfield died 2 months later on September 19, 1881.), 20th President of the United States.
  •     Sante Geronimo Caserio – assassin of Sadi Carnot (June 24, 1894), President of France
  •     Frederick Russell Burnham – assassin of Mlimo (1896), the Ndebele religious leader who planned and led the Second Matabele War.
  •     Gaetano Bresci – assassin of Umberto I (July 29, 1900), King of Italy
  •     Leon Czolgosz – assassin of William McKinley (September 14, 1901), 25th President of the United States
  •     Alfredo Costa and Manuel Buíça – assassins of Carlos I of Portugal and Prince Luis Filipe (February 1, 1908), King of Portugal and Prince of Portugal
  •     Gavrilo Princip – assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (June 28, 1914), the assassination is widely considered the most immediate cause of World War I.
  •     Fritz Joubert Duquesne – assassin of Lord Kitchener (June 5, 1916), British Field Marshal and Secretary of State for War, by sinking the HMS Hampshire while en route to Russia.[5]
  •     Prince Felix Yusupov – assassin of Grigory Rasputin (December 29, 1916), Russian Orthodox Christian and political mystic
  •     Soghomon Tehlirian – assassin of Talaat Pasha (March 15, 1921), a leader of the Ottoman Empire's ruling Committee of Union and Progress
  •     Eligiusz Niewiadomski – assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (December 16, 1922), the first President of Poland
  •     Paul Gorguloff – assassin of Paul Doumer (May 6, 1932), President of France
  •     Vlado Chernozemski – assassin of Alexander I (October 9, 1934), King of Yugoslavia
  •     Udham Singh – assassin of Michael O'Dwyer (March 13, 1940), former Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab
  •     Nathuram Godse – assassin of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (January 30, 1948), the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement
  •     Saad Akbar Babrak – assassin of Liaquat Ali Khan (October 12, 1951), Prime Minister of Pakistan
  •     Lee Harvey Oswald – assassin of John F. Kennedy (November 22, 1963), 35th President of the United States; though often disputed, Oswald was found to be the lone assassin of Kennedy by the Warren Commission
  •     Jack Ruby – assassin of Lee Harvey Oswald (November 24, 1963); convicted but died of lung cancer while awaiting an appeal of that conviction.
  •     Thomas Hagan – assassin of Malcolm X (February 21, 1965), African-American civil rights activist
  •     Theophilus Danjuma – assassin of Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi and Adekunle Fajuyi (July 29, 1966), Nigerian head of state.
  •     James Earl Ray – assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 1968), an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement
  •     Sirhan Sirhan – assassin of Robert F. Kennedy (June 6, 1968), United States Senator and leading presidential candidate for the United States presidential election, 1968 from New York.
  •     Buka Suka Dimka – assassin of Murtala Mohammed (February 13, 1976), Nigerian head of state
  •     Dan White – assassin of Harvey Milk and George Moscone (November 27, 1978) San Francisco Supervisor and Mayor of San Francisco, respectively.
  •     Charles Harrelson – assassin of John H. Wood, Jr. (May 29, 1979), U.S. District Judge.
  •     Mark David Chapman – assassin of John Lennon (December 8, 1980), British musician
  •     Satwant Singh and Beant Singh – assassins of Indira Gandhi (October 31, 1984), 3rd Prime Minister of India.
  •     Thenmozhi Rajaratnam – assassin of Rajiv Gandhi (May 21, 1991), 6th Prime Minister of India.
  •     Yigal Amir – assassin of Yitzhak Rabin (November 4, 1995), Prime Minister of Israel.
  •     Nairi Hunanyan – assassin of Vazgen Sargsyan (October 27, 1999), Prime Minister of Armenia
  •     Mijailo Mijailovic – assassin of Anna Lindh (September 10, 2003), Swedish foreign minister
  •     Timothy Dale Johnson – assassin of Bill Gwatney (August 14, 2008) State Senator from Arkansas
  •     Scott Philip Roeder – assassin of George Tiller (May 31, 2009) Late term abortion doctor
  •     Jared Lee Loughner – assassin of John M. Roll (January 8, 2011) Federal Judge

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