Famous Assassinations of History from Philip of Macedon, 336 B. C., to Alexander of Servia, A. D. 1903

Francis Johnson

Series: Political Science and History
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This book, originally published in 1903, provides an account of thirty-one famous assassinations. The records of them were scattered through the historical works of all nations, and through many volumes of private memoirs, which had to be scanned for proper and trustworthy material. It is hoped that their presentation in this form will make an interesting volume, not only for the student of history, but also for the general reader, on account of the historical and psychological interest that attaches to them.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Assassination of Philip of Macedon (336 B.C.) (pp. 1-6)

Chapter 2. Assassination of Tiberius Gracchus (133 B.C.) (pp. 7-16)

Chapter 3. Assassination of Julius Cæsar (44 B.C.) (pp. 17-22)

Chapter 4. Assassinations of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero (A.D. 37-68) (pp. 23-28)

Chapter 5. Assassination of Hypatia (A.D. 415) (pp. 29-36)

Chapter 6. Assassination of Thomas À Becket (December 29, 1170) (pp. 37-46)

Chapter 7. Assassination of Gessler (A.D. 1307) (pp. 47-52)

Chapter 8. Assassination of Iñez de Castro (A.D. 1355) (pp. 53-60)

Chapter 9. Assassinations of Rizzio and Darnley (March 9, 1566; February 9, 1567) (pp. 61-76)

Chapter 10. Assassination of William of Orange (July 10, 1584) (pp. 77-90)

Chapter 11. Assassinations by Ivan the Terrible (1560-1584) (pp. 91-100)

Chapter 12. Assassination of Henry the Fourth of France (May 14, 1610) (pp. 101-112)

Chapter 13. Assassination of Wallenstein (February 24, 1634) (pp. 113-130)

Chapter 14. Assassination of the Brothers John and Cornelius De Witt
(August 20, 1672) (pp. 131-146)

Chapter 15. Assassination of Alexis, Son of Peter the Great (June 26, 1718) (pp. 147-152)

Chapter 16. Assassination of Peter the Third of Russia (July 17, 1762) (pp. 153-172)

Chapter 17. Assassination of Gustavus the Third of Sweden (March 17, 1792) (pp. 173-196)

Chapter 18. Assassination of Jean Paul Marat (July 13, 1793) (pp. 197-208)

Chapter 19. Assassination of Paul the First of Russia (March 24, 1801) (pp. 209-218)

Chapter 20. Assassination of August von Kotzebue (March 23, 1819) (pp. 219-228)

Chapter 21. Assassination of the Duc de Berry (February 13, 1820) (pp. 229-240)

Chapter 22. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865) (pp. 241-250)

Chapter 23. Assassination of Alexander the Second of Russia (March 13, 1881) (pp. 251-266)

Chapter 24. Assassination of William McKinley, President of the United States (September 6, 1901) (pp. 267-278)

Chapter 25. Assassinations of Alexander I. and Draga, King and Queen of Servia (June 10-11, 1903) (pp. 279-296)

Index (pp. 297)

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