Famous Assassinations Of History

Francis JOHNSON (1837 - 1908)

It has been the object of the writer to make each of these “famous assassinations” the central scene of a picture in which the political, religious, or national features of the epoch in which the assassination occurred are portrayed with historical fidelity and strict impartiality…. Only those assassinations have been included which either had an important and political bearing on the world, or on the nation immediately affected, or which left a profound, and, it would seem, indelible impression on the imagination of contemporaries and posterity. - Summary by Book Preface

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface David Wales
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Play 01 Assassination of Philip of Macedon (336 BC) David Wales
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Play 02 Assassination of Tiberius Gracchus (133 BC) David Wales
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Play 03 Assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC) David Wales
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Play 04 Assassinations of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero (AD 37-68) David Wales
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Play 05 Assassination of Hypatia (AD 415) David Wales
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Play 06 Assassination of Thomas A Becket (December 29, 1170) David Wales
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Play 07 Assassination of Gessler (AD 1307) David Wales
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Play 08 Assassination of Inez de Castro (AD 1355) David Wales
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Play 09 Assassinations of Rizzio and Darnley (March 9, 1566; February 9,1567) David Wales
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Play 10 Assassination of William of Orange (July 10, 1584) David Wales
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Play 11 Assassinations by Ivan the Terrible (1560-1584) David Wales
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Play 12 Assassination of Henry the Fourth of France (May 14, 1610) David Wales
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Play 13 Assassination of Wallenstein (February 24, 1634) David Wales
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Play 14 Assassination of the Brothers John and Cornelius de Witt (August 20,1672) David Wales
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Play 15 Assassination of Alexis, Son Of Peter the Great (June 26,1718) David Wales
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Play 16 Assassination of Peter the Third of Russia (July 17, 1762) David Wales
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Play 17 Assassination of Gustavus the Third of Sweden (March 17, 1792) David Wales
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Play 18 Assassination of Jean Paul Marat (July 13, 1793) David Wales
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Play 19 Assassination of Paul the First of Russia (March 24, 1801) David Wales
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Play 20 Assassination of August von Kotzebue (March 23, 1819) David Wales
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Play 21 Assassination of the Duc de Berry (February 13,1820) David Wales
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Play 22 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1865) David Wales
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Play 23 Assassination of Alexander the Second of Russia (March 13, 1881) David Wales
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Play 24 Assassination of William McKinley, President of the United States (September 6, 1901) David Wales
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Play 25 Assassination of Alexander I and Draga, King and Queen of Servia (June 10-11, 1903) David Wales
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