Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia

Editor/Author Newton, Michael
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
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ISBN: 978-1-61-069285-4
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 100
Book Status: Available
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"Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia" offers more than 200 entries on assassinations of all kinds that will allow readers to grasp the often-complex motivating factors behind each event and better understand historical and contemporary social unrest. Each entry identifies the assassination target and summarizes that person's significance; discusses the person's assassination, including the factors that led up to it and its political and cultural contexts; and explains the powerful effects of the assassination in world history.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Volume 1
  • Abdallah Abderemane, Ahmed (1919–1989)
  • Aguiyi-Ironsi, Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe (1924–1966)
  • al-Banna, Sheikh Hasan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed (1906–1949)
  • Albert I of Habsburg (1255–1308)
  • al-Din Shah Qajar, Nasser (1831–1896)
  • Alexander I of Serbia (1876–1903)
  • Alexander I of Yugoslavia (1888–1934)
  • Alexander II of Russia (1818–1881)
  • Ali, Muhammad Mansur (1919–1975)
  • Amin, Hafizullah (1929–1979)
  • Aquino, Benigno Simeon, Jr. (1932–1983)
  • Araujo, Manuel Enrique (1865–1913)
  • Argaña Ferraro, Luis María del Corazón de Jesús Dionisio (1932–1999)
  • Assassins Cult (ca. 1092–1275)
  • Bahonar, Mohammad-Javad (1933–1981)
  • Balbinus (165 ce–238 ce)
  • Balewa, Abubakar Tafawa (1912–1966)
  • Bandaranaike, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias (1899–1959)
  • Bautista Gill García del Barrio, Juan (1840–1877)
  • Becket, Thomas (1118–1170)
  • Belzu Humerez, Manuel Isidoro (1808–1865)
  • Beñaran Ordeñana, José Miguel (1949–1978)
  • Bent, Charles (1799–1847)
  • Bhutto, Benazir (1953–2007)
  • bin Laden, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad (1957–2011)
  • Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (1945–2001)
  • Bishop, Maurice Rupert (1944–1983)
  • Bobrikov, Nikolay Ivanovich (1839–1904)
  • Bolles, Don (1928–1976)
  • Borgia, Giovanni (1476–1497)
  • Borsellino, Paolo (1940–1992)
  • Boudiaf, Mohamed (1919–1992)
  • Buback, Siegfried (1920–1977)
  • Bush, George Walker (1946–)—Attempted
  • Caesar, Gaius Julius (100 bce–44 bce)
  • Caligula (12 ce–41 ce)
  • Ca˘linescu, Armand (1893–1939)
  • Canalejas y Méndez, José (1854–1912)
  • Cánovas del Castillo, Antonio (1828–1897)
  • Carlos I of Portugal (1863–1908)
  • Carranza de la Garza, Venustiano (1859–1920)
  • Carrero Blanco, Luis (1904–1973)
  • Castillo Armas, Carlos (1914–1957)
  • Castro Ruz, Fidel Alejandro (1926–)—Attempted
  • Catargiu, Barbu (1807–1862)
  • Cermak, Anton Joseph (1873–1933)
  • “Chain Murders” (Iran) (1979–1998)
  • Charles VII of Sweden (1130–1167)
  • Chillingworth, Curtis Eugene (1896–1955)
  • Chinnici, Rocco (1925–1983)
  • Chitunda, Jeremias Kalandula (1942–1992)
  • Clinton, William Jefferson (1946–)—Attempted
  • Collins, Michael, Jr. (1890–1922)
  • Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro (1826–1860)
  • Daoud Khan, Mohammed (1909–1978)
  • Delgado Chalbaud Gómez, Carlos (1909–1950)
  • Deligiannis, Theodoros (1820–1905)
  • Dessalines, Jean-Jacques (1758–1806)
  • Devi, Phoolan (1963–2001)
  • Đinđic´, Zoran (1952–2003)
  • Doe, Samuel Kanyon (1951–1990)
  • Dollfuss, Engelbert (1892–1934)
  • Dubs, Adolph (1920–1979)
  • Duca, Ion Gheorghe (1879–1933)
  • Dudayev, Dzhokhar Musayevich (1944–1996)
  • Earp, Morgan Seth (1851–1882)
  • Edmund I (922–946)
  • Edward the Martyr (962–978)
  • Eisner, Kurt (1867–1919)
  • Elisabeth of Austria (1837–1898)
  • Eric V of Denmark (1249–1286)
  • Eric XIV of Sweden (1533–1577)
  • Erim, Ismail Nihat (1912–1980)
  • Evers, Medgar Wiley (1925–1963)
  • Ewart-Biggs, Christopher Thomas (1921–1976)
  • Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1906–1975)
  • Faisal II of Iraq (1935–1958)
  • Falcón, Ramón Lorenzo (1855–1909)
  • Ferreira do Amaral, João Maria (1803–1849)
  • Ford, Gerald Rudolph, Jr. (1913–2006)—Attempted
  • Foster, Marcus Albert (1923–1973)
  • Franz Ferdinand (1863–1914)
  • Gaddafi, Muammar (1942–2011)
  • Gandhi, Indira Priyadarshini (1917–1984)
  • Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand (1869–1948)
  • Gandhi, Rajiv Ratna (1944–1991)
  • García y Moreno y Morán de Buitrón, Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María (1821–1875)
  • Garfield, James Abram (1831–1881)
  • Gaulle, Charles André Joseph Marie de (1890–1970)—Attempted
  • Gaviria Correa, Guillermo (1962–2003)
  • Gegeen Khan, Emperor Yingzong of Yuan (1303–1323)
  • George I of Greece (1845–1913)
  • Goebel, William Justus (1856–1900)
  • González Dubón, Eduardo Epaminondas (1945–1993)
  • Goulart, João Belchior Marques (1919–1976)
  • Guerin, Veronica (1958–1996)
  • Guevara, Ernesto “Che” (1928–1967)
  • Guinness, Walter Edward (1880–1944)
  • Gunn, David (1946–1993)
  • Gustav III of Sweden (1746–1792)
  • Habyarimana, Juvénal (1937–1994)
  • Hamidaddin, Yahya Muhammad (1869–1948)
  • Hammarskjöld, Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl (1905–1961)
  • Hampton, Fred (1948–1969)
  • Hani, Martin Thembisile “Chris” (1942–1993)
  • Harald IV of Norway (ca. 1102–1136)
  • Harrison, Carter Henry, Sr. (1825–1893)
  • Hennessy, David C., Jr. (1858–1890)
  • Henriot, Philippe (1889–1944)
  • Henry III of France (1551–1589)
  • Henry IV of France (1553–1610)
  • Heureaux Lebert, Ulises (1845–1899)
  • Heydrich, Reinhard Tristan Eugen (1904–1942)
  • Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945)—Attempted
  • Idiarte Borda, Juan Bautista (1844–1897)
  • Ige, James Ajibola Idowu (1930–2001)
  • Inejiro Asanuma (1898–1960)
  • Jackson, Andrew (1767–1845)—Attempted
  • Jackson, Wharlest, Sr. (1930–1967)
  • James I, King of Scots (1394–1437)
  • John Paul II (1920–2005)—Attempted
  • Kabila, Laurent-Désiré (1939–2001)
  • Kadyrov, Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich (1951–2004)
  • Kahane, Meir (1932–1990)
  • Kapodistrias, Ioannis Antonios (1776–1831)
  • Kapuuo, Clemens (1923–1978)
  • Karume, Sheikh Abeid Amani (1905–1972)
  • Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917–1963)
  • Kennedy, Robert Francis (1925–1968)
  • Khoyski Isgender oglu, Fatali Khan (1875–1920)
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968)
  • Ku Klux Klan (1866–)
  • Lambrakis, Grigoris (1912–1963)
  • Laporte, Pierre (1921–1970)
  • Lennon, John Winston (1940–1980)
  • Letelier del Solar, Marcos Orlando (1932–1976)
  • Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865)
  • Litvinenko, Alexander Valterovich (1962–2006)
  • Liu, Henry (1932–1984)
  • Long, Huey Pierce, Jr. (1893–1935)
  • Lumumba, Patrice Émery (1925–1961)
  • Luwum, Janani Jakaliya (1922–1977)
  • Madero González, Francisco Ignacio (1873–1913)
  • Maher Pasha, Ahmed (1888–1945)
  • Maïnassara, Ibrahim Baré (1949–1999)
  • Malcolm X (1925–1965)
  • Marat, Jean-Paul (1743–1793)
  • Maskhadov, Aslan Aliyevich (1951–2005)
  • McGlinchey, Dominic (1954–1994)
  • McKinley, William, Jr. (1843–1901)
  • Medici, Giuliano de’ (1453–1478)
  • Mitrione, Daniel Anthony (1920–1970)
  • Moawad, René (1925–1989)
  • Mohammed, Murtala Ramat (1938–1976)
  • Mondlane, Eduardo Chivambo (1920–1969)
  • Moore, Harry Tyson (1905–1951)
  • Moro, Aldo (1916–1978)
  • Moscone, George Richard (1929–1978)
  • Mosharraf, Khaled (1938–1975)
  • Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George (1900–1979)
  • Mussolini, Benito Amilcare Andrea (1883–1945)
  • Nāder Shāh Afshār (1688–1747)
  • Nadir Shah, Mohammed (1883–1933)
  • Narutowicz, Gabriel (1865–1922)
  • Ndadaye, Melchior (1953–1993)
  • Ngo Dinh Diem (1901–1963)
  • Ngouabi, Marien (1938–1977)
  • Nicholas II (1868–1918)
  • Obama, Barack Hussein, II (1961–)—Attempted/Threatened
  • Obregón Salido, Álvaro (1880–1928)
  • Olympio, Sylvanus Epiphanio (1902–1963)
  • Operation Wrath of God (1972–1992)
  • Osman II (1604–1622)
  • Ouko, John Robert (1931–1990)
  • Palme, Sven Olof Joachim (1927–1986)
  • Pardo Leal, Jaime (1941–1987)
  • Park Chung-hee (1917–1979)
  • Patterson, Albert Leon (1894–1954)
  • Paul I of Russia (1754–1801)
  • Perceval, Spencer (1762–1812)
  • Peter III of Russia (1728–1762)
  • Petliura, Symon Vasylyovych (1879–1926)
  • Philip of Swabia (1177–1208)
  • Philip II of Macedon (359 bce–336 bce)
  • Phoenix Program (1965–1972)
  • Pizarro González, Francisco (1471–1541)
  • Pompey the Great (106 bce–48 bce)
  • Premadasa, Ranasinghe (1924–1993)
  • Prim y Prats, Juan (1814–1870)
  • Volume 2
  • Qadir, Haji Abdul (1951–2002)
  • Qutuz, Saif ad-Din (?–1260)
  • Rabin, Yitzhak (1922–1995)
  • Radama II (1829–1863)
  • Rahman, Ziaur (1936–1981)
  • Rasputin, Grigori Yefimovich (1869–1916)
  • Rathenau, Walther (1867–1922)
  • Ratsimandrava, Richard (1931–1975)
  • Razmara, Sepahbod Haj Ali (1901–1951)
  • Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911–2004)—Attempted
  • Reina Barrios, José María (1854–1898)
  • Remeliik, Haruo Ignacio (1933–1985)
  • Remón Cantera, José Antonio (1908–1955)
  • Ritavuori, Heikki (1880–1922)
  • Rockwell, George Lincoln (1918–1967)
  • Röhm, Ernst Julius Günther (1887–1934)
  • Romero y Galdámez, Óscar Arnulfo (1917–1980)
  • Roosevelt, Theodore (1858–1919)—Attempted
  • Ryan, Leo Joseph, Jr. (1925–1978)
  • Rzayev Gurbanoglu, Rail (1945–2009)
  • Sá Carneiro, Francisco Manuel Lumbrales de (1934–1980)
  • Sadat, Anwar El (1918–1981)
  • Sadulayev, Abdul-Halim Abu-Salamovich (1966–2006)
  • Salim, Ezzedine (1943–2004)
  • Sánchez Cerro, Luis Miguel (1889–1933)
  • Sandino, Augusto Nicolás Calderón (1895–1934)
  • Sankara, Thomas Isidore Noël (1949–1987)
  • Sargsyan, Vazgen (1959–1999)
  • Schneider Chereau, René (1913–1970)
  • Seleucus I (350s bce–281 bce)
  • September, Dulcie Evonne (1935–1988)
  • Shaka kaSenzangakhona (1781/87–1828)
  • Sharples, Richard Christopher (1916–1973)
  • Shermarke, Abdirashid Ali (1919–1969)
  • Shevket Pasha, Mahmud (1856–1913)
  • Smith, Joseph, Jr. (1805–1844)
  • Sogdianus (?–423 bce)
  • Somoza Debayle, Anastasio (1925–1980)
  • Somoza García, Anastasio (1896–1956)
  • Stamboliyski, Aleksandar (1879–1923)
  • Stambolov, Stefan Nikolov (1854–1895)
  • Steunenberg, Frank (1861–1905)
  • Stewart, James, Earl of Moray (1531–1570)
  • Strang, James Jesse (1813–1856)
  • Sverker I (?–1156)
  • Takahashi Korekiyo (1854–1936)
  • Taraki, Nur Muhammad (1917–1979)
  • Taseer, Salmaan (1944–2011)
  • Tisza de Borosjeno˝ et Szeged, István (1861–1918)
  • Tjibaou, Jean-Marie (1936–1989)
  • Tolbert, William Richard, Jr. (1913–1980)
  • Tombalbaye, François (1918–1975)
  • Trotsky, Leon (1879–1940)
  • Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leonidas (1891–1961)
  • Truman, Harry S. (1884–1972)—Attempted
  • Umar ibn Al-Khattāb (586/590–644)
  • Umberto I (1844–1900)
  • Uwilingiyimana, Agathe (1953–1994)
  • Valko, Ernest (1953–2010)
  • Vance, Robert Smith (1931–1989)
  • Verwoerd, Hendrik Frensch (1901–1966)
  • Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819–1901)—Attempted
  • Vieira, João “Nino” Bernardo (1939–2009)
  • Villa, Francisco “Pancho” (1878–1923)
  • Villarroel López, Gualberto (1908–1946)
  • Vom Rath, Ernst Eduard (1909–1938)
  • Wallace, George Corley, Jr. (1919–1998)—Attempted
  • Welch, Richard Skeffington (1929–1975)
  • Wenceslaus I (907–935)
  • William I, Prince of Orange (1533–1584)
  • William II of England (1056–1100)
  • Wood, John Howland, Jr. (1916–1979)
  • Xerxes I of Persia (519 bce–465 bce)
  • Yuldashev, Tohir Abduhalilovich (1967–2009)
  • Zapata Salazar, Emiliano (1879–1919)
  • Zhang Zuolin (1875–1928)
  • Zorig, Sanjaasuren (1962–1998)
  • Primary Documents
  • 1. Assassination of Pompey the Great (48 bce)—Plutarch's Description of the Murder of Pompey in Egypt
  • 2. Assassination of Julius Caesar (44 bce)—Letter of Brutus to Cicero on Caesar's Assassination (43 bce)
  • 3. Assassination of the Roman Emperor Caligula (41 ce)—Suetonius's Account of the Murder
  • 4. Death of William II, King of England (1100)—Description of William's Death by Chronicler Peter of Blois
  • 5. Murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket (1170)—The Eyewitness Account of Edward Grim
  • 6. Assassination of Albert I of Habsburg (1308)—Act V, Scene 2 of the Play Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller (1804)
  • 7. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1865)—Official Messages and Correspondence Relating to the Shooting of President Lincoln (April 15, 1865)
  • 8. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1865)—General Court-Martial Orders No. 356 for Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
  • 9. Assassination of Czar Alexander II of Russia (1881)—Prince Peter Kropotkin's Account of the Murder
  • 10. Assassination of James A. Garfield (1881)—Address of Vice President Chester A. Arthur upon Assuming the Presidency
  • 11. Assassination of Morgan Earp (1882)—Tombstone Epitaph Account of the Murder
  • 12. Assassination of William McKinley (1901)—Newspaper Accounts of the Shooting and Death of the President
  • 13. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1914)—Austrian Official Report on the Assassination
  • 14. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1914)—Excerpts from American Newspaper Accounts of the Murder of the Archduke and His Wife
  • 15. Assassination of Emiliano Zapata (1919)—Three Accounts of the Ambush
  • 16. Assassination of Senator Huey P. Long (1935)—Senator Long's “Share the Wealth” Program (1934)
  • 17. Assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem (1963)—State Department Cables Concerning the Coup That Overthrew President Diem of South Vietnam
  • 18. Assassination of John F. Kennedy (1963)—Excerpts from the Warren Commission Report (1964)
  • 19. Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (1968)—Excerpts from the Department of Justice Report on Allegations of Conspiracy in the Death of Dr. King (2000)
  • 20. Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (1968)—Edward M. Kennedy's Eulogy for His Brother Robert F. Kennedy
  • 21. Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (1968)—Excerpts from the Report of Special Counsel Thomas F. Kranz on His Reinvestigation of the Murder of Robert Kennedy (1977)
  • 22. Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan (1981)—Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1993)
  • 23. Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (1995)—Last Speech of Israeli Prime Minister Rabin
  • Appendix: World Timeline of Assassinations
  • Selected Bibliography