Historical Figures to Die by Assassination/Execution

  1. Jesus Christ (32-43, crucifixion)
  2. Julius Caesar (55, stabbed to death)
  3. Paul the Apostle (62, beheaded)
  4. Abraham Lincoln (56, shot)
  5. John F Kennedy (46, shot)
  6. Martin Luther King (39, shot)
  7. Gandhi (78, shot)
  8. Saint Peter (36, crucified)
  9. Alexander the Great (32, possible poisoning)
  10. Socrates (71, forced to drink poison hemlock after being found guilty of both impiety and corrupting the minds Athenian youths.
  11. Leon Trotsky (60, ice axe attack)
  12. Franz Ferdinand (50, shot)
  13. Xerxes I of Persia -(54, killed by Artabanus, commander of the royal bodyguard)
  14. Joan of Arc (19, burned at the stake)
  15. Alexander II of Russia (62, His carriage was bombed by members of the Narodnaya Volya movement)
  16. Benazir Bhutto (54, shot)
  17. Umar ibn al-Khattab (64-58, stabbed to death)
  18. Che Guevara (39, shot)
  19. Louis XVI of France (36) and Marie Antoinette (37) (guillotine)
  20. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror -Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople at 21, effectively converting the former epicenter of Christianity into the Islamic Middle East that we know today (49, poisoned)
  21. John the Baptist (beheaded on the orders of King Herod)
  22. Caligula (28, stabbed to death)
  23. Nicholas II (killed along with his family by the Bolsheviks following the February Revolution of 1917 in Russia)
  24. Robespierre (36, guillotined)
  25. Grigori Rasputin (48, poisoned and then shot by a group of nobles)
  26. Charles I of England (48, beheaded)
  27. Yitzhak Rabin (73, shot)
  28. Benito Mussolini (61, summarily executed)
  29. Moctemzuma II-ruled the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, reigning from 1502 to 1520. (54, stoned to death by his own people after pleading with them to retreat from the Spanish forces
  30. William McKinley (58, shot by fellow Nation of Islam members)
  31. Mary, Queen of Scotts (44, beheaded for plotting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth)
  32. James Garfield (49, shot by Charles J. Guiteau, an mentally unstable Republican preacher who had been banned from the White House after repeatedly trying to seek office)
  33. Saddam Hussein (69, hanging)
  34. Robert Kennedy (42, shot by Palestinian Arab Sirhan Sirhan is response to Kennedys having promised jet fighters to Israel in a campaign speech)
  35. Osama Bin Laden (54, shot by American special forces)
  36. Muammar Gaddafi (69, killed by rebel militia)
  37. John Lennon (40, shot)
  38. Joseph Smith- founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (38, shot repeatedly by an angry mob after Smith has destroyed a newspaper press publishing criticisms of his power and polygamy practices)
  39. Philip II of Macedon
  40. Empress Myeongseong
  41. Commodus
  42. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (51, hanging)
  43. Nicolae Ceaușescu-General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989 (71, executed by firing squad following the December 1989 revolution)
  44. Ngo Dinh Diem
  45. Cuauhtémoc
  46. Shaka Zulu (41, killed by his two brothers)
  47. Peter III of Russia
  48. Paul I of Russia
  49. Vlad the Impaler (45, means of murder is unclear, though his head was taken to Constrantinople as a trophy)
  50. Thomas More (57, beheaded for refusing to take the oath stating that king Henry VIII had supremacy over the Church of England)
  51. Cicero (63, dismembered after butting heads with Mark Antony and being proscribed an enemy of the state by the Second Triumvirate)
  52. Francisco Pizarro- Spanish conquistador of Peru (65-70, stabbed to death after twenty armed supporters of Diego Almagro II stormed his palace)
  53. Malcolm X (39, shot)
  54. Huey Newton-Co-founder and leader of the Black Panthers (77, shot by Tyrone Robinson, member of the Black Guerilla Family, a street gang at odds with Newton)
  55. Harvey Milk (48, shot along with San Francisco mayer George Moscone by George White)
  56. Lee Harvey Oswald (24, shot by Jack Ruby two days after killing President Kennedy)
  57. Anne Boleyn (34-35, beheaded)
  58. John Brown (59, hanged)
  59. Jean Jacques Dessalines-Founding father and first Emperor of Haiti (48, accounts vary)
  60. King Faisal-Saudi Arabian king from 1964-1975 (shot by Faisal bin Musaid, the King's own nephew)
  61. Alexander Litvinenko (43-44, poisoned in 2006 by radioactive polonium-210)
  62. Huey Long (42, shot)
  63. Indira Gandhi (66, shot by her bodyguards in retaliation for ordering Operation Blue Star)
  64. George Lincoln Rockwell-founder of the American Nazi Party (49, shot by John Patler, a former member of Rockwell's group)
  65. Leo Ryan-only US congressman killed in the line of duty (53, shot in Guyana by members of the Peoples Temple, one day before the Jonestown massacre)
  66. Henry III of France (37, stabbed by the Dominican friar Jacques Clément)
  67. Henri IV-King of France (56, stabbed by François Ravaillac)
  68. Jean-Paul Marat- Leading voice of the French Revolution, (50, stabbed in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday)
  69. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman-Founder and first president of Bangladesh (55, killed in a coup in which army officers invaded his residence with tanks)
  70. Michael Collins-Irish revolutionary leader (31, shot by Anti-Treaty IRA fighters)
  71. Amílcar Cabral-Revolutionary leader of the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands (48, shot by Inocêncio Kani, a rival member of the PAIGC [(Portuguese for African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde)])
  72. S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
  73. Kurt von Schleicher-last Chancellor of Germany during the Weimar Republic (52, shot by Hitler's SS in the Knight of the Long Knives)
  74. Liaquat Ali Khan-First Prime Minister of Pakistan (55, shot by Afghan national and professional assassin Saad Akbar Babrak)
  75. Anwar Sadat (62, shot by fundamentalist army officers for having negotiated with Israel)
  76. Thomas Beckett (52, attacked by followers of Henry II of England)
  77. Rafic Hariri-several term prime minister of Lebanon in the 1990's and early 2000's. (60, killed along with 22 others after a massive amount of TNT was detonated beside his motorcade; the investagtion is still ongoing though it has been suggested that Hezbollah may have been responsible)
  78. Alexander I of Serbia
  79. Chief Pontiac
  80. Thomas D’Arcy McGee
  81. Vicente Guerrero-Mexican general who fought the War of Independence and who later served as president (48, executed on orders from General Bustamante)
  82. Hassan al-Banna-founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (42, shot)
  83. Aslan Maskhadov
  84. Pancho Villa
  85. Rafael Trujillo
  86. César Augusto Sandino-Nicaraguan revolutionary who fought against the U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua between 1927 and 1933. (38, Executed by General Anastasio Somoza García, who after establishing a near dictatorial Presidential regin for almost 20 years was himself assassinated in 1956.)
  87. Álvaro Obregón
  88. Aldo Moro-39th Prime Minister of Italy and leader of the Democrazia Cristiana party (61, Kidnapped by the left-wing Red Brigades and shot after 55 days of captivity)
  89. Francisco Madero-Leader of the Mexican Revoltion and the its subsequent 33rd President from 1911-1913 (39, shot along with his vice president following a military coup which had landed him in prison)
  90. Patrice Lumumba-First legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960 (35, executed by firing squad)
  91. Reinhard Heydrich
  92. Walter Raleigh (65)
  93. Jorge Eliécer Gaitán-Leader of a populist movement in Colombia (45, shot by Juan Roa Sierra, though conspiracy theories abound, including some that point to CIA involvement)
  94. Domitian-Roman emperor (44, stabbed to death by several court officials)
  95. Hrant Dink-Armenian journalist who advocated Turkish-Armenian reconciliation (52, shot in 2007 by Ogün Samast, a 17-year old Turkish nationalist)
  96. Marie François Sadi Carnot-French president from 1887-1894(56, stabbed by an Italian anarchist named Sante Geronimo Caserio)
  97. Park Chung-hee- Led South Korea from 1961 to 1979 (62, shot by the chief of his own security services)
  98. Alexander I of Yugoslavia
  99. Imre Nagy-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (61, hanged for treason by the Soviets)
  100. Faisal II of Iraq- The Last King of Iraq, he reiged from 1939-1958 (23, gunned down along with his family during the July 14th Revolution)
  101. Rodrigo Lara Bonilla-Columbian Minister of Justice whose death set off the infamous Escobar extradition war that would end up claiming the lives of scores of government officials including Presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán. (37, gunned down on the orders of Pablo Escobar for his work in prosecuting cocaine traffickers belonging to the Medellín Cartel)
  102. Mohammad-Ali Rajai (48) and Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (47)- President and Prime Minister of Iran respectively. (bomb explosion during a counci meeting later attributed to Massoud Kashmiri, an operative of The People's Mujahedin of Iran, who had infiltrated the Prime Minister's office under the guise of a state security official.)
  103. Abdullah I of Jordan-ruled Jordan from 1921 to 1951 (69, shot by a Palestinian while vistiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem)
  104. William I, Prince of Orange-Led the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years War(51, shot by Balthasar Gérard after Spanish King Phillip II announced a reward of 25,000 crowns to whoever assissinated the Prince)
  105. Karađorđe-founded modern Serbia (48)
  106. Spencer Perceval-Only British Prime Minister to be assassinated (49, shot by John Bellingham)
  107. Emiliano Zapata
  108. Medgar Evers (37)
  109. WIlliam Wallace
  110. Atahualpa-Emperor of the Inca Empire prior to the Spanish conquest (garrotted on the orders of Fransico Pizarro)
  111. Luis Riel
  112. Andrés Bonifacio-father of the Phillipine Revoltution (33)