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List of assassinated people

This is a list of assassinations, sorted by location.

For the purposes of this article, an assassination is defined as the deliberate, premeditated murder of a prominent figure, often for religious or political reasons.

Contents

Africa

Algeria

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Hiempsal, co-ruler of Numidia Hiempsal's death was ordered by his cousin, Jugurtha.
December 24, 1942 François Darlan, senior figure of Vichy France Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle
March 10, 1957 Larbi Ben M'Hidi, Algerian nationalist and FLN leader Hanged by French Army officers under Paul Aussaresses; at the time, his death was passed off as a suicide.
March 23, 1957 Ali Boumendjel, Algerian lawyer Thrown from a building by French Army officers under Paul Aussaresses; at the time, his death was passed off as a suicide.
April 1957 Larbi Tbessi, Nationalist and Association of Algerian Muslim Ulema (fr) president
June 21, 1957 Maurice Audin, Pied-noir and PC millitant
February 1960 Esther John, Pakistani Christian nurse
May 5, 1963 Mohamed Khemisti (fr), Algerian foreign minister[1] Shot on April 11, 1963,[2] and later died in hospital.[3]
February 3, 1987 Mustafa Bouyali, Islamic fundamentalist Ambushed by Algerian security services.
June 29, 1992 Mohamed Boudiaf, Head of State of Algeria Lembarek Boumaârafi Shot at Annaba.[4]
June 2, 1993 Tahar Djaout, journalist, poet and author Killed by the Armed Islamic Group.
August 21, 1993 Kasdi Merbah, former Prime Minister of Algeria
March 10, 1994 Abdelkader Alloula, playwright Killed by two members of the Islamic Front for Armed Jihad.
September 29, 1994 Cheb Hasni, singer
September 28, 1995 Aboubakr Belkaid (fr), politician
May 21, 1996 Seven Trappist monks of Tibérine The monks were kidnapped by the Armed Islamic Group in March 1996, and reportedly executed on May 21; others claim that the monks were accidentally killed by the Algerian army. See Assassination of the monks of Tibhirine.
August 1, 1996 Pierre Claverie (fr), Catholic bishop of Oran
December 3, 1994 Saïd Mekbel (fr), journalist Assassinated with a car bomb in Aïn Bénian.
June 25, 1998 Lounès Matoub, Berberist singer
November 22, 1999 Abdelkader Hachani, Islamic fundamentalist Fouad Boulemia, a member of the Armed Islamic Group, was convicted for Hachani's murder and sentenced to death, but was later released.

Angola

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
November 2, 1992 Jeremias Chitunda, Vice President of UNITA Killed by government troops as part of the Halloween Massacre.
November 2, 1992 Elias Salupeto Pena, UNITA senior advisor Killed by government troops as part of the Halloween Massacre.

Burkina Faso

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
October 15, 1987 Thomas Sankara, Head of State of Burkina Faso Killed in a coup d'état organised by Blaise Compaoré.
December 13, 1998 Norbert Zongo, journalist

Burundi

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
October 13, 1961 Louis Rwagasore, Prime Minister of Burundi Georges Kageorgis
January 15, 1965 Pierre Ngendandumwe, Prime Minister of Burundi[5]
September 30, 1965 Joseph Bamina, Prime Minister of Burundi
October 21, 1993 Melchior Ndadaye, President of Burundi, founder of the Burundi Workers' Party Overthrown and killed in a military coup.
November 20, 2001 Kassi Manlan, World Health Organisation representative Murdered in a conspiracy after discovering that aid money was being diverted into private accounts.

Cameroon

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
September 13, 1958 Ruben Um Nyobé, leader of the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon

Chad

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 13, 1975 François Tombalbaye, President of Chad

Comoros

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
May 29, 1978 Ali Soilih, former President of Comoros
November 26, 1989 Ahmed Abdallah, President of Comoros Overthrown in a coup.
June 13, 2010 Combo Ayouba, army chief of staff and former interim head of state

Congo (Brazzaville)

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
March 18, 1977 Marien Ngouabi, President of the Congo Shot in Brazzaville.[6]

Congo (Kinshasa)

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 17, 1961 Patrice Lumumba, former Prime Minister of the Congo[1] Executed by firing squad.
January 17, 1961 Maurice Mpolo, former Minister of Interior, and associate of Lumumba[6]
January 17, 1961 Joseph Okito, Senate Vice-President and associate of Lumumba[1]
January 16, 2001 Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo[6] Rashidi Muzele, one of Kabila's bodyguards

Egypt

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Pompey the Great, Roman general and politician Achillas, Lucius Septimius and Salvius
Template:Dts/out1 Al-Afdal Shahanshah, vizier of Fatimid Egypt
Template:Dts/out1 Al-Amir bi-Ahkami l-Lah, Fatimid Caliph
October 24, 1260 Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
June 14, 1800 Jean Baptiste Kléber, French general Suleiman al-Halabi
February 20, 1910 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt Ibrahim Nassif al-Wardani
November 19, 1924 Lee Stack, Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
November 6, 1944 Walter Edward Guinness, Lord Moyne, the UK's Minister Resident in the Middle East Eliyahu Hakim, a member of Zionist group Lehi
February 24, 1945 Ahmed Maher Pasha, Prime Minister of Egypt[7] Mustafa Essawy
December 28, 1948 Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi, Prime Minister of Egypt[8] Abdel Meguid Ahmed Hassan
February 12, 1949 Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
November 28, 1971 Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan Shot by members of Black September during a visit to Cairo.[6]
October 6, 1981 Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt Khalid Islambouli Shot while reviewing a military parade;[6] see Assassination of Anwar El Sadat.
October 13, 1990 Rifaat al-Mahgoub, speaker of Egyptian parliament
June 8, 1992 Farag Foda, Egyptian politician and intellectual Islamist movement al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Gambia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
December 16, 2004 Deyda Hydara, journalist

Guinea

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 20, 1973 Amílcar Cabral, Pan-African intellectual Inocêncio Kani Killed in Conakry.

Guinea Bissau

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
March 1, 2009 Batista Tagme Na Waie, chief of staff of the army
March 2, 2009 Joao Bernardo Vieira, President of Guinea Bissau Shot by soldiers during armed attack on his residence in Bissau.
June 5, 2009 Baciro Dabó, government minister and independent presidential candidate
June 5, 2009 Helder Proença, former government minister

Kenya

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
February 25, 1965 Pio Gama Pinto, socialist politician
July 5, 1969 Tom Mboya, Kenyan Minister of Economic Planning and politician[9]
Template:Dts/out1 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician
February 1990 Robert Ouko, Foreign Minister of Kenya Disappeared on February 12–13; found dead on February 16.[10]
May 16, 1998 Seth Sendashonga, former interior minister of Rwanda
March 5, 2009 Oscar Kamau Kingara, human rights activist
March 5, 2009 John Paul Oulo, human rights activist

Liberia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 12, 1980 William R. Tolbert, Jr., President of Liberia Killed in military coup.[6]
September 1990 Samuel Doe, President of Liberia Tortured and killed on the orders of Prince Johnson.

Libya

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
July 28, 2011 Abdul Fatah Younis, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Libyan Republic Perpertrators unknown, possibly security guards or members of the Obaida Ibn Jarrah Brigade.

Madagascar

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
May 12, 1863 Radama II, King of Madagascar After Radama passed a controversial law allowing disputes to be settled by duelling, his palace was besieged on the orders of the Prime Minister, Rainivoninahitriniony. Radama was captured by soldiers and strangled with a silk sash; some historians believe he may have survived this attack and lived out the rest of his days in obscurity.
February 11, 1975 Richard Ratsimandrava, President of Madagascar Shot six days after taking power in military coup.[6]

Mozambique

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
February 3, 1969 Eduardo Mondlane, leader of the independence FRELIMO movement
November 22, 2000 Carlos Cardoso, Mozambican journalist Shot while investigating allegations of corruption in Mozambique's largest bank. Nyimpine Chissano and Anibal dos Santos were charged with orchestrating the murder.

Namibia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
March 27, 1978 Clemens Kapuuo, Herero chief and politician
September 12, 1989 Anton Lubowski, leading white SWAPO activist Shot in front of his home in central Windhoek, allegedly by members of the government's Civilian Co-Operation Bureau.

Niger

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 9, 1999 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger Ambushed by soldiers.[6]

Nigeria

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 15, 1966 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Prime Minister of Nigeria Killed in a military coup.
January 15, 1966 Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria Killed in a military coup.
January 15, 1966 Samuel Akintola, Premier of Western Nigeria Killed in a military coup.
July 29, 1966 Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Nigeria Killed in a coup led by Theophilus Danjuma.
July 29, 1966 Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Head of State of Nigeria Killed in a coup led by Theophilus Danjuma.
February 13, 1976 Murtala Mohammed, Head of State of Nigeria[6] Killed in an attempted coup led by Buka Suka Dimka.
October 19, 1986 Dele Giwa, journalist
December 23, 2001 Bola Ige, justice minister of Nigeria
October 16, 2011 Modu Bintube, Borno state legislator Suspected to have been killed by Boko Haram militants.[11]

Rwanda

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
December 1985 Dian Fossey, primatologist
April 6, 1994 Juvénal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda, and Cyprien Ntaryamira, President of Burundi Plane carrying the two leaders shot down by unknown attackers with a surface-to-air missile. The attack was the catalyst for the Rwandan Genocide.[6] See Assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira.
April 7, 1994 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda Killed one day after the Rwandan Genocide began.

Senegal

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
February 3, 1967 Demba Diop, government minister and mayor Abdou N'Daffa Faye

Somalia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
October 15, 1969 Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, President of Somalia Shot by one of his bodyguards, possibly for personal – rather than political – reasons.
July 28, 2006 Abdallah Isaaq Deerow, former acting President of Somalia
June 17, 2009 Ali Said, Mogadishu police chief
June 18, 2009 Omar Hashi Aden, security minister Killed in the 2009 Beledweyne bombing, for which Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.
June 10, 2011 Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan Farah, interior minister Haboon Abdulkadir Hersi Qaaf, Farah's teenage niece Killed in a suicide bomb attack; Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.

South Africa

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Shaka, king of the Zulus Dingane and Mhlangana, Shaka's half-brothers
September 6, 1966 Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa[6] Dimitri Tsafendas Tsafendas, a parliamentary messenger, stabbed Verwoerd to death with a dagger in the House of Assembly due to his opposition to Verwoerd's policy of apartheid.
August 17, 1982 Ruth First, anti-apartheid scholar and wife of Communist party leader Joe Slovo Killed by a letter bomb; her death was ordered by Craig Williamson, pro-apartheid "Koevoet" leader.
May 21, 1985 Vernon Nkadimeng, South African dissident
March 29, 1988 Dulcie September, head of the African National Congress in Paris
April 10, 1993 Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Party Janusz Walus Anti-Communist killing.
November 5, 1994 Johan Heyns, prominent leader in the Dutch Reformed Church
January 22, 2009 Mbongeleni Zondi, South African politician

Sudan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
March 2, 1973 Cleo A. Noel, Jr., US Chief of Mission, George Curtis Moore, Deputy Chief of Mission, and Guy Eid, Belgian chargé d'affaires[6] Taken hostage and assassinated by members of Black September; see Attack on the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum.
January 1, 2008 John Granville, diplomat for the United States Agency for International Development

Swaziland

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 1, 2008 Gabriel Mkhumane, political opposition leader

Tanzania

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 7, 1972 Abeid Karume, 1st President of Zanzibar and 1st Vice President of Tanzania

Togo

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 13, 1963 Sylvanus Olympio, first president of independent Togo Killed in the 1963 Togolese coup d'état.[1]
July 29, 1992 Tavio Amorin, socialist leader Shot in Lomé on July 23, later died in a Paris hospital.

Tunisia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 16, 1988 Khalil al-Wazir, military leader of the PLO Shot by Israeli commandos in Tunis.[6]
January 14, 1991 Salah Khalaf, deputy leader of the PLO Killed in Tunis.
February 6, 2013 Chokri Belaid, Tunisian opposition leader

Uganda

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
September 22, 1972 Benedicto Kiwanuka, Chief Justice of Uganda
February 17, 1977 Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire from 1974 until 1977

Western Sahara

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Mohamed Bassiri, Sahrawi leader and journalist "Disappeared" in June 1970, in El Aaiún; reportedly executed by the Spanish Legion.

Zambia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
March 18, 1975 Herbert Chitepo, Zimbabwean nationalist leader

Zimbabwe

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Mlimo, the Ndebele religious leader Frederick Russell Burnham, British Army scout Mlimo's death effectively ended the Second Matabele War.[12]

The Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Daniel Parke, British governor of the Leeward Islands

Argentina

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Justo José de Urquiza, former president of Argentina
Template:Dts/out1 Ramón Falcón, chief of the National Police Assassinated by anarchists as a retaliation for his brutal repression of workers.
Template:Dts/out1 Pedro Aramburu, former de facto president of Argentina Executed by the peronist guerrilla Montoneros in revenge for the abduction of Evita's body and for the execution of those implicated in a failed uprising fifteen years before, during Aramburu's dictatorship.
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Prats, Chilean general, former Commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army Killed by the secret service of the Pinochet dictatorship, during his exile in Argentina.
Template:Dts/out1 Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan senator, founder of the Broad Front Exiled in Argentina as a result of the 1973 Uruguayan coup, he was killed after the 1976 Argentine coup, under the Operation Condor, which involved the collaboration between military dictatorships in the Southern Cone.
Template:Dts/out1 Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz, former speaker of the Uruguayan House of Representatives Killed alongside Zelmar Michelini, while exiled in Argentina.
Template:Dts/out1 Juan José Torres, former military President of Bolivia Exiled in Argentina after his overthrow by Hugo Banzer. He was killed after the 1976 Argentine coup d'état, under the Operation Condor, which involved the collaboration between military dictatorships in the Southern Cone.

Bermuda

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Richard Sharples, Governor of Bermuda Erskine "Buck" Burrows and Larry Tacklyn Shot outside Bermuda's Government House. Sharples' aide-de-camp Captain Hugh Sayers was also killed.

Bolivia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Pedro Blanco Soto, President of Boliva
Template:Dts/out1 Manuel Isidoro Belzu, President of Bolivia
Template:Dts/out1 Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia

Brazil

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Pinheiro Machado, Brazilian politician
Template:Dts/out1 João Pessoa Cavalcânti de Albuquerque
Template:Dts/out1 Adib Shishakli, Syrian military dictator
Template:Dts/out1 Vladimir Herzog, journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Zuzu Angel, Brazilian activist
Template:Dts/out1 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist
Template:Dts/out1 Paulo César Farias, Collor de Mello's campaign treasurer
Template:Dts/out1 Antonio da Costa Santos, Mayor of Campinas
Template:Dts/out1 Celso Daniel, Mayor of Santo André
Template:Dts/out1 Dorothy Stang, American nun Killed by business interests

Canada

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Father of Canadian Confederation Patrick J. Whelan Only Canadian victim of assassination at the federal level.
Template:Dts/out1 William C. Hopkinson, immigration officer, British intelligence agent Mewa Singh, Ghadarite sympathizer
Template:Dts/out1 Pierre Laporte, Vice Premier and Minister of Labour of Quebec Kidnapped and murdered by the FLQ.
Template:Dts/out1 Atilla Altıkat, Turkish diplomat Assassinated by Armenian nationalists in Ottawa

Chile

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Manuel Rodriguez, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile attributed to the head of the government
Template:Dts/out1 Diego Portales, As a minister of president José Joaquín Prieto Diego Portales played a pivotal role in shaping the state and government politics in the 19th century, delivering with the Constitution of 1833 the framework of the Chilean state for almost a century. Colonel José Antonio Vidaurre
Template:Dts/out1 René Schneider, Chilean general, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army After several attempts, he was kidnapped and killed by far-right paramilitary squads, due to his opposition to any intervention of the armed forces to block the election of left-wing candidate Salvador Allende in 1970.
Template:Dts/out1 Edmundo Pérez Zujovic, Chilean ex Secretary of Interior Affairs
Template:Dts/out1 Victor Jara, Chilean left-wing singer Killed after the coup of 1973.
Template:Dts/out1 Eduardo Frei Montalva, former President of Chile and opponent of the Pinochet dictatorship Though he officially died by septicemia after a low-risk surgery, recent research suggests he was poisoned by the secret service of Pinochet. However, there isn't an absolute certainty about the real causes of his death.[13]
Template:Dts/out1 Tucapel Jiménez (es), Chilean trade-unionist Killed by the military dictatorship of Pinochet.[14]
Template:Dts/out1 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean pinochetist Senator Killed by far-left guerrillas after the return of democracy.

Colombia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan politician, statesman, soldier
Template:Dts/out1 Rafael Uribe Uribe, lawyer, journalist, diplomat, soldier
Template:Dts/out1 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Liberal Party leader
Template:Dts/out1 Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Minister of Justice The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
Template:Dts/out1 Tulio Manuel Castro Gil, Judge who had indicted Pablo Escobar
Template:Dts/out1 Alfonso Reyes Echandia, Head of the Supreme Court. Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Fabio Calderon Botero, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Pedro Elias Serrano Abadia, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Dario Velasquez Gaviria, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Jose Eduardo Gnecco Correa, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Ricardo Medina Moyano, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Alfonso Patiño Rosselli, Supreme Court Justice. Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Medellin Forero, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Fanny Gonzalez Franco, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Dante Luis Fiorillo Porras, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Manuel Gaona Cruz, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Horacio Montoya Gil, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Horacio Uran Rojas, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Lizandro Juan Romero Barrios, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Emiro Sandoval Huertas, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Julio Cesar Andrade Andrade, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Jorge A Correa Echeverry, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
Template:Dts/out1 Guillermo Cano Isaza, Director of El Espectador newspaper The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
Template:Dts/out1 Jaime Pardo Leal, Presidential candidate, leader of the Patriotic Union party
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Mauro Hoyos, Attorney General of Colombia The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel.
August 18, 1989 Luis Carlos Galán, Presidential candidate, leader of the Colombian Liberal Party The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel.
Template:Dts/out1 Jorge Enrique Pulido, journalist, Director of Mundovision The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
March 22, 1990 Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa, Presidential candidate, leader of the Patriotic Union party[6]
Waldemar Franklin Quintero, Commander of the Police of Antioquia The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Pizarro Leongómez, Presidential candidate, leader of the M-19 party
Template:Dts/out1 Enrique Low Murtra, former Colombian Ambassador to Switzerland The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
Template:Dts/out1 Diana Turbay, journalist and daughter of former Colombian president Julio César Turbay Ayala Assassinated after a kidnapping by the Medellin Cartel
Template:Dts/out1 Andrés Escobar, international footballer
Template:Dts/out1 Manuel Cepeda Vargas, Senator, leader of the Patriotic Union party
Template:Dts/out1 Alvaro Gómez Hurtado, former presidential candidate and director of El Nuevo Siglo newspaper
Template:Dts/out1 Jaime Garzón, journalist and satirist
Template:Dts/out1 Crispiniano Quiñones Quiñones, Colombian Army General Assassinated by members of FARC
Template:Dts/out1 Guillermo Gaviria Correa, Governor of Antioquia

Cuba

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Antonio Guiteras, Revolutionary Socialist leader

Curaçao

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
May 5, 2013 Helmin Wiels

Dominican Republic

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Ulises Heureaux, president of the Dominican Republic
May 30, 1961 Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, Dominican Republic dictator Shot in ambush
Template:Dts/out1 Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó

Ecuador

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Gabriel García Moreno, President of Ecuador Faustino Rayo Shot outside Quito Cathedral, owing to his pro-religious views.
Template:Dts/out1 Jaime Hurtado and Pablo Tapia, communist legislators Killed in Quito

El Salvador

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Manuel Enrique Araujo, President of El Salvador
Template:Dts/out1 Farabundo Martí, communist leader and peasant revolt organizer
Template:Dts/out1 Roque Dalton, poet and revolutionary
Template:Dts/out1 Rutilio Grande García, S.J., Roman Catholic priest
Template:Dts/out1 Alfonso Navarro Oviedo, Roman Catholic priest
Template:Dts/out1 Ernesto Barrera, Roman Catholic priest
Template:Dts/out1 Octavio Ortiz Luna, Roman Catholic priest
Template:Dts/out1 Rafael Palacios, Roman Catholic priest
Template:Dts/out1 Alirio Napoleón Macías, Roman Catholic priest
Template:Dts/out1 Óscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador Killed by right-wing death squad
Template:Dts/out1 Enrique Álvarez Córdova and five other leaders of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Front ("FDR," for its Spanish initials) Captured and killed by government aligned security forces.
Template:Dts/out1 Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan, Roman Catholic nuns Killed by the National Guard of El Salvador.
Template:Dts/out1 Albert Schaufelberger, senior U.S. Naval representative
Template:Dts/out1 Ignacio Ellacuría, Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Killed by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army
Template:Dts/out1 Ignacio Martin-Baro, Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Killed by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army
Template:Dts/out1 Segundo Montes, Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Killed by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army
Template:Dts/out1 María Cristina Gómez, teacher and community leader

Grenada

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada

Guatemala

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 José María Reina Barrios, President of Guatemala
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, killed by bodyguard[1]
Template:Dts/out1 Karl von Spreti, German ambassador in Guatemala
Template:Dts/out1 Alberto Fuentes Mohr, Social Democratic Party leader
Template:Dts/out1 Manuel Colom Argueta, Mayor of Guatemala City
Template:Dts/out1 Jorge Carpio Nicolle, Liberal politician and journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Juan José Gerardi, Roman Catholic bishop
Template:Dts/out1 Valentín Leal, legislator
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Castillo Medrano, Mayor of Jutiapa

Guyana

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Leo J. Ryan, US Congressman (D) from San Mateo, California Killed while investigating religious cult led by American Jim Jones
Template:Dts/out1 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure
Template:Dts/out1 Satyadeow Sawh, Agriculture Minister Murdered along with his brother and sister, a security guard by masked gunmen dressed in military fatigues

Haiti

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti
Template:Dts/out1 Antoine Izméry, businessman and Lavalas supporter
Template:Dts/out1 Guy Malary, minister of justice
Template:Dts/out1 Jean Dominique, journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Jacques Roche, journalist

Honduras

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, president of El Salvador from 1931 to 1944
Template:Dts/out1 Mario Fernando Hernández, deputy speaker of Congress for the Liberal Party

Mexico

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Motecuhzoma II Xocoyotl, Mexica Emperor
February 22, 1913 Francisco I. Madero, President of Mexico, Nov 6, 1911 to Feb 19, 1913.[1]
March 7, 1913 Abraham González, revolutionary, governor of Chihuahua and mentor to Pancho Villa
Template:Dts/out1 Emiliano Zapata, revolutionary Officers under Colonel Jesús Guajardo Shot at his hacienda in Mexico.
May 20, 1920 Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico[1]
July 20, 1923 Doroteo Arango a.k.a. Pancho Villa, revolutionary[15] Unknown Shot while being driven in an open car at Parral in Mexico. His bodyguards Rafael Madreno and Claro Huertado were also killed.
Template:Dts/out1 Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Governor of Yucatán
July 17, 1928 Álvaro Obregón, President-elect[15]
Template:Dts/out1 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary
August 20, 1940 Leon Trotsky, Russian communist leader[15] Ramón Mercader Killed by penetrating head injury from an ice axe.
Template:Dts/out1 Enrique Camarena, policeman
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Loret de Mola Mediz, journalist and State governor
Template:Dts/out1 Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Roman Catholic Cardinal of Guadalajara Unknown Assassinated at the Guadalajara Airport, among 6 other people, by anti-church group.
March 23, 1994 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Presidential candidate[6] Mario Aburto Assassinated rally at campaign in Tijuana.
September 28, 1994 José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Secretary-General of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional
Template:Dts/out1 Paco Stanley, comedian
Template:Dts/out1 Digna Ochoa, human rights lawyer
Template:Dts/out1 Francisco Ortiz Franco, contributing editor to Zeta
Template:Dts/out1 Jesús Manuel Lara Rodríguez, Mayor of Guadalupe
Template:Dts/out1 Rodolfo Torre Cantú, politician

Nicaragua

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan revolutionary
September 21, 1956 Anastasio Somoza García, President of Nicaragua[6] Rigoberto López Pérez
Template:Dts/out1 Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, newspaper editor, Nicaraguan Somoza opposition
September 17, 1980 Anastasio Somoza Debayle, former President Ambushed in Paraguay[6]
Template:Dts/out1 Enrique Bermúdez, founder and former top commander of the Nicaraguan Contras

Panama

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 2, 1955 José Antonio Remón Cantera, President of Panama Killed at racetrack by machine gun[1]

Paraguay

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Juan Bautista Gill, President of Paraguay
Template:Dts/out1 Anastasio Somoza Debayle, former President of Nicaragua
March 23, 1999 Luis María Argaña, vice president of Paraguay Ambushed[6]

Peru

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador
Template:Dts/out1 Jose Balta, President of Peru
Template:Dts/out1 Luis M. Sánchez Cerro, president of Peru
Template:Dts/out1 María Elena Moyano, a community organizer in Villa El Salvador

Puerto Rico

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Arnaldo Darío Rosado, independence movement supporter
Template:Dts/out1 Carlos Soto Arriví, independence movement supporter
Template:Dts/out1 Alejandro Gonzalez Malave, undercover policeman involved in the assassinations of Rosado and Soto Arrivi

Suriname

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist Victim of the Decembermoorden

United States

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Elijah P. Lovejoy, editor of an abolitionist newspaper, the "Alton Observer" Killed by a mob of pro-slavery advocates.
April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln John Wilkes Booth
September 19, 1881 James A. Garfield Charles J. Guiteau
April 3, 1882 Jesse James, outlaw Robert Ford
Template:Dts/out1 David Hennessy, Police Chief of New Orleans
September 14, 1901 William McKinley Leon Czolgosz
Template:Dts/out1 Don Mellett, newspaper editor and campaigner against organized crime
December 9, 1935 Walter Liggett, Minnesota newspaper editor
Template:Dts/out1 Carlo Tresca, anarchist organizer
Template:Dts/out1 Curtis Chillingworth, a Florida judge
June 12, 1963 Medgar Evers, U.S. civil rights activist.[6] Byron De La Beckwith Evers, an African American activist and NAACP leader, was shot by De La Beckwith, a Ku Klux Klan member, who was convicted in 1994.
November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy Lee Harvey Oswald Famous for The "Zapruder Film". Kennedy is also the last President of the United States to be successfully assassinated.
November 24, 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby Shot and killed in Dallas Police Precinct station. First live murder ever seen on US television.
February 21, 1965 Malcolm X, black Muslim leader Norman 3X Butler, Thomas 15X Johnson, Talmadge Hayer Killed in a Manhattan banquet room as he began a speech.
August 25, 1967 George Lincoln Rockwell, founder and flamboyant spokesman of the American Nazi Party John Patler, a former aide Shot in the chest as he was leaving a laundromat.
April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., U.S. civil rights activist.[6] Uncertain, believed to be James Earl Ray or Loyd Jowers Ray was convicted on a guilty plea but later recanted, while a 1999 civil trial convicted Jowers and 'unknown others', while also noting that 'governmental agencies were parties' to the plot.[16] See Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
June 5, 1968 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, who served as a United States Senator for New York and leading Democratic presidential candidate in 1968. Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan was convicted on April 17, 1969 and less than a week later was sentenced to death.[17] The sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972 after the California Supreme Court, in its decision in California v. Anderson, invalidated all pending death sentences imposed in California prior to 1972.
Template:Dts/out1 Fred Hampton, Deputy Chair of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party Shot and killed by Chicago police with FBI involvement. Tensions with the Police and American Government.
Template:Dts/out1 Dan Mitrione, former policeman & FBI agent Went to South America to teach military regimes techniques of "advanced counterinsurgency techniques" (e.g. electric shock torture) assassinated by members of the guerrilla movement Tupamaros.
Template:Dts/out1 Marcus Foster School District Superintendent in Oakland, CA Killed by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army
June 30, 1974 Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr. Marcus Chenault Killed while her husband was preaching.
Template:Dts/out1 Anna Mae Aquash, a Mi'kmaq activist from Nova Scotia, Canada who became the highest-ranking woman in the American Indian Movement
June 13, 1976 Don Bolles, investigative reporter for Arizona Republic Killed in car bomb, Max Dunlap and James Robison convicted, alleged Mafia ties.
September 21, 1976 Orlando Letelier, Chilean ambassador to the United States for the administration of Chile's democratically-elected President Salvador Allende Killed along with his American assistant, Ronni Moffitt, by a car bomb placed by Chilean DINA agents.
December 8, 1980 John Lennon, British musician, member of The Beatles Mark David Chapman See Assassination of John Lennon.
December 8, 2004 Darrell Lance Abbott, American musician, member of Pantera Nathan Gale Shot onstage while performing with Damageplan.
June 18, 1984 Alan Berg, radio talk-show host Killed by Neo-Nazis
October 15, 1984 Henry Liu, Taiwanese-American writer Allegedly killed by Kuomintang agents
Template:Dts/out1 Alex Odeh, Arab anti-discrimination group leader Killed when bomb exploded in his Santa Ana, California office
Template:Dts/out1 Alejandro González Malavé, undercover policeman Killed in Bayamón
August 22, 1989 Huey Newton, founder of Black Panther Party Killed by member of Black Guerrilla Army (BGA).
Template:Dts/out1 Meir David Kahane, Member of the Israeli Knesset, Founder of the JDL and the Kach Party, Zionist
Template:Dts/out1 Ioan P. Culianu, Romanian historian of religion, culture, and ideas Killed at the University of Chicago where he taught Swift Hall, allegedly because of opposition to his writings.
Template:Dts/out1 David Gunn, abortion provider Michael F. Griffin
Template:Dts/out1 John Britton, physician, abortion provider Paul Jennings Hill
Template:Dts/out1 Barnett Slepian, physician, abortion provider James Charles Kopp
Template:Dts/out1 Thomas C. Wales, federal prosecutor and gun control advocate
Template:Dts/out1 Chauncey Bailey, Oakland Tribune journalist
Template:Dts/out1 George Tiller, late-term abortion doctor Scott Roeder Shot as he ushered at his church.

Uruguay

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Bernardo P. Berro, Uruguayan president, 1860 to 1864.
Feb 19, 1868 Venancio Flores, Uruguayan president, 1865 to Feb 15,1868.
Template:Dts/out1 Juan Idiarte Borda, Uruguayan president
Template:Dts/out1 Eugenio Berríos, Chilean chemist who worked for the DINA during the Pinochet dictatorship Killed in Uruguay by Chilean secret services for him "knowing too much".

Venezuela

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
November 13, 1950 Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela[1] Rafael Simón Urbina
Template:Dts/out1 Danilo Anderson, State prosecutor

Asia

Afganistan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Habibullah Khan, emir of Afghanistan
November 8, 1933 Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan[18]
April 28, 1978 Mohammed Daoud Khan, president of Afghanistan Killed in communist coup
February 14, 1979 Adolph Dubs, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan[6]
September 14, 1979 Nur Mohammad Taraki, communist president
December 27, 1979 Hafizullah Amin, communist Prime Minister of Afghanistan
February 4, 1987 Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
September 27, 1996 Mohammed Najibullah, president of Afghanistan from 1986 to 1992 Killed by the Taliban during the capture of Kabul
September 9, 2001 Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance
October 26, 2001 Abdul Haq, Afghan Northern Alliance commander Killed by remnants of the Taliban
November, 2001 Mohammed Atef, alleged military chief of al-Qaeda
Template:Dts/out1 Juma Namangani, co-founder of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
July 6, 2002 Abdul Qadir, vice-president of Afghanistan[6]
February 14, 2002 Abdul Rahman, Afghan Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism[6]
May 12, 2007 Dadullah, Taliban's senior military commander
May 3, 2007 Abdul Sabur Farid Kuhestani, former Prime Minister of Afghanistan
August 27, 2009 Tohir Yo‘ldosh, co-founder of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
September 20, 2011 Burhanuddin Rabbani, former President of Afghanistan Unknown, possibly members of the Taliban or the Haqqani network Assassinated while leading peace negotiations between the internationally recognized Afghan government of Hamid Karzai and the Taliban.
July 12, 2011 Ahmed Wali Karzai, half-brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai Sardar Mohammad Shot twice in the head and chest by his security guard as he was coming out of his bathroom

Armenia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
October 27, 1999 Vazgen Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia[6] Nairi Hunanyan Sargsyan was shot dead in an attack on the Armenian National Assembly by a group of armed men who claimed to be staging a coup d'état. According to the attackers, Sargsyan was their only target, and the seven other deaths had been unintentional.[19]

Azerbaijan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Eduard Huseynov, Azerbaijani counter admiral Assasinated near his home in Baku.[20]
Template:Dts/out1 Afiyaddin Jalilov, deputy speaker of Azerbaijani parliament Assasinated near his home in Baku.[20]
Template:Dts/out1 Shamsi Rahimov, intelligence and national security chief Assasinated near his home in Baku.[20]
Template:Dts/out1 Rovshan Javadov, the chief of the Special Purpose Police Detachment of Azerbaijan. Killed in Azeri coup d'état attempt in 1995.
Template:Dts/out1 Ali Ansukhski, member of Azerbaijani parliament Mahir Ahmadov Assasinated near his home in Baku.[20]
Template:Dts/out1 Ziya Bunyadov, Azerbaijani historian Unknown, presumed to be Hezbollah Assasinated near his home in Baku.[20]
Template:Dts/out1 Rovshan Aliyev, criminalist Unknown, though believed to be figures within the government of Azerbaijan
Template:Dts/out1 Fatulla Huseynov, colonel, the vice president of AFFA Unknown, though believed to be figures within the government of Azerbaijan Assasinated near his home in Baku.[20]
Template:Dts/out1 Elmar Huseynov, Azerbaijani journalist Unknown, though believed to be figures within the government of Azerbaijan Shot to death at his home in Baku.[21]
Template:Dts/out1 Rail Rzayev, commander of the Azerbaijani Air Force Assasinated near his home in Baku.[22]

Bangladesh

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
August 15, 1975 Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation and founder President of Bangladesh[6] Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad and coup The coup was planned by disgruntled Awami League colleagues and military officers who were led by Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, and they targeted to exterminate his entire family.
November 3, 1975 Muhammad Mansur Ali, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Killed by military officers in Dhaka Central Jail, having been arrested in the aftermath of the August coup.
November 3, 1975 Tajuddin Ahmad, former Prime Minister Killed by military officers in Dhaka Central Jail, having been arrested in the aftermath of the August coup.
November 3, 1975 Syed Nazrul Islam, former President Killed by military officers in Dhaka Central Jail, having been arrested in the aftermath of the August coup.
November 3, 1975 A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, former government minister Killed by military officers in Dhaka Central Jail, having been arrested in the aftermath of the August coup.
November 7, 1975 Khaled Mosharraf, Bangladeshi general Mosharraf seized power from Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad (who had overthrown Mujibur Rahman in August), but was killed by mutinous army personnel four days later.
Template:Dts/out1 Ziaur Rahman, President Group of army officers Plotted by a faction of officers of Bangladesh Army led by General Abul Monjur.

Bhutan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister of Bhutan[1]

Cambodia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Ieu Koeus, briefly prime minister of Cambodia in 1949

China

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Zhang Fei, military general of Shu Han Fan Qiang, Zhang Da
Template:Dts/out1 Wu Yuanheng, Chancellor under Emperor Xianzong
Template:Dts/out1 Sidibala, grand-khan of the Mongol Empire, Emperor of Yuan China
Template:Dts/out1 João Maria Ferreira do Amaral, Portuguese Governor of Macau
Template:Dts/out1 Ma Xinyi, governor Zhang Wenxiang
Template:Dts/out1 Ito Hirobumi, Japanese Resident-General of Korea and former Prime Minister of Japan An Jung-geun Killed in Manchuria
Template:Dts/out1 Song Jiaoren, Xinhai revolutionary Killed in Shanghai
Template:Dts/out1 Chen Qimei, revolutionary activist
Template:Dts/out1 Liao Zhongkai
Template:Dts/out1 Zhang Zuolin, Manchurian warlord Killed by officers of the Japanese Guandong Army
Template:Dts/out1 Fang Zhenwu
Template:Dts/out1 Wen Yiduo, Chinese poet and scholar
Template:Dts/out1 Li Shiming, Chinese government official

India

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Brihadratha Maurya, last ruler of the Mauryan dynasty
Template:Dts/out1 Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, vizier of the Mughal emperor Akbar
Template:Dts/out1 Richard Bourke, Viceroy of India Sher Ali Afridi Stabbed while inspecting prisons in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
January 30, 1948 Mohandas K Gandhi,independence leader and key proponent of non-violence Nathuram Godse See Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
October 31, 1984 Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister Satwant Singh and Beant Singh Assassinated by personal bodyguards. See Assassination of Indira Gandhi.
August 10, 1986 Arun Shridhar Vaidya, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army from 1983 to 1986
March 8, 1988 Amar Singh Chamkila, controversial Punjabi singer/song-writer
May 21, 1991 Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian prime minister Thenmuli Rajaratnam Killed in an explosion triggered by a LTTE suicide bomber. First head of state to be killed by a suicide bomber. See Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
Template:Dts/out1 Beant Singh, chief minister of Punjab
July 25, 2001 Phoolan Devi, bandit queen turned politician
Template:Dts/out1 Abdul Ghani Lone, moderate Kashmiri Muslim separatist leader

Indonesia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 A. W. S. Mallaby, British brigadier during the Battle of Surabaya
Template:Dts/out1 Achmad Yani, Lieutenant General Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 Soeprapto, Major General Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 M. T. Haryono, Major General Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 Siswondo Parman, Major General Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 Donald Izacus Panjaitan, Brigadier General Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 Sutoyo Siswomiharjo, Brigadier General Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 Pierre Tandean, First Lieutenant Killed as part of the 30 September Movement
Template:Dts/out1 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, leader of the Communist Party of Indonesia
Template:Dts/out1 Munir Said Thalib, a human rights and anti-corruption activist

Iran

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Xerxes I, Persian king Killed by guards
Template:Dts/out1 Xerxes II, Persian king Sogdianus, Xerxes' half-brother
Template:Dts/out1 Sogdianus, Persian king Darius II, Sogdianus' half-brother
Template:Dts/out1 Nizam al-Mulk, Persian scholar and vizier of the Seljuk Turks
Template:Dts/out1 Nader Shah, Shah of Persia Army officers He was able to kill two of the assassins before dying.
Template:Dts/out1 Nasser-al-Din Shah, Shah of Persia Mirza Reza Kermani Assassinated on the day of his fiftieth kingship ceremony.
Template:Dts/out1 Firouz Mirza Nosrat-ed-Dowleh Farman Farmaian III, Iranian diplomat and politician
Template:Dts/out1 Teymourtash, Iranian statesman
Template:Dts/out1 Qazi Muhammad, dissident Kurdish Iranian political leader Killed in Mahabad
March 7, 1951 Ali Razmara, Prime Minister of Iran Khalil Tahmasebi Shot in a mosque.
January 21, 1965 Hassan Ali Mansur, Prime Minister of Iran[15]
June 28, 1981 Mohammad Beheshti Killed along with 71 others in bombing
August 30, 1981 Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran
August 30, 1981 Mohammad Javad Bahonar, Prime Minister of Iran Killed in bombing with Rajai
January 11, 2012 Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a department supervisor Killed by a bomber from a motorcycle

Iraq

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Sennacherib, Assyrian king Arda Mulissi Stabbed to death while at prayer in a temple, or possibly crushed under a winged child angelica.[23]
Template:Dts/out1 Gordian III, Roman emperor Killed near Circesium (modern day Abu Sera) by his troops
Template:Dts/out1 Ali ibn Abi Talib Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam
July 14, 1958 Faisal II, King of Iraq[15]
July 14, 1958 Nuri Pasha as-Said, Prime Minister of Iraq[1]
July 9, 1978 Abdul Razak al-Naif, former Prime Minister of Iraq Killed in London[15]
Template:Dts/out1 Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr, former Grand Ayatollah
Template:Dts/out1 Bint al-Huda, Iraqi educator and political activist Killed by Saddam Hussein along with her brother, Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr
Template:Dts/out1 Mahdi al-Hakim, prominent figure in the Iraqi opposition Assassinated in the lobby of the Hilton in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, his companion Halim Abd-alWahhab was wounded in the leg.
Template:Dts/out1 Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, former Grand Ayatollah Killed in the Iraqi city of Najaf along with two of his sons
Template:Dts/out1 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, UN Special Representative in Iraq
Template:Dts/out1 Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, highly influential Shi'ite ayatollah
Template:Dts/out1 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi Governing Council member
Template:Dts/out1 Abdul-Majid al-Khoei, Shia cleric
Template:Dts/out1 Ahmad Shawkat, Iraqi journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Waldemar Milewicz, Polish journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Hatem Kamil, deputy governor of Baghdad Province
Template:Dts/out1 Ezzedine Salim, acting chairman of the Iraqi Governing Council, Iraqi MP
Template:Dts/out1 Dhari Ali al-Fayadh, Iraqi MP
Template:Dts/out1 Lamiya Abed Khadawi, Iraqi MP
Template:Dts/out1 Ihab al-Sherif, Egyptian envoy to Iraq
Template:Dts/out1 Ali al-Haidari, governor of Baghdad Province
Template:Dts/out1 Hadi Saleh, Secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions
Template:Dts/out1 Maysoon al-Hashemi, head of the Iraqi Islamic Party women's department
Template:Dts/out1 Atwar Bahjat, Iraqi journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Ali Jaafar, Iraqi journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
Template:Dts/out1 Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, Sunni tribal leader
Template:Dts/out1 Mohammed Awad, Iraqi MP Killed in the 2007 Iraqi Parliament bombing
Template:Dts/out1 Fasal al Gaood, former governor of Al Anbar Province
Template:Dts/out1 Khalil Jalil Hamza, governor of Al-Qādisiyyah Province
Template:Dts/out1 Mohammed Ali al-Hasani, governor of Muthanna Province
Template:Dts/out1 Mohamed Moumou, Number 2 leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and senior leader in Northern Iraq
Template:Dts/out1 Paulos Faraj Rahho, Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul
Template:Dts/out1 Harith al-Obeidi, Iraqi MP
Template:Dts/out1 Riad Abdel Majid, Brigadier General in the Iraqi Army[24]
Template:Dts/out1 Abu Ayyub al-Masri, leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
Template:Dts/out1 Ayfan Sadoun al-Essawi, prominent Sunni MP and an important member of the Sahwa committee in Fallujah, as well as part of the opposition to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.[25]

Israel

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Hugh II of Le Puiset, count of Jaffa
Template:Dts/out1 Miles of Plancy, regent of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
Template:Dts/out1 Conrad of Montferrat, King of Jerusalem, leader in the Third Crusade
June 30, 1924 Jacob Israël de Haan, pro-Orthodox Jewish diplomat
Template:Dts/out1 Haim Arlosoroff, Zionist leader in the British Mandate of Palestine
August 26, 1939 Ralph Cairns, commander of the Palestine Police CID's Jewish Section in Jerusalem Assassinated by Irgun under orders from Hanoch Kalai
May 28, 1948 Thomas C. Wasson, US Consul General in Jerusalem
September 17, 1948 Folke Bernadotte, Middle East peace mediator Assassinated by Lehi[1]
March 15, 1957 Rudolf Kastner, Hungarian Zionist leader, negotiated the Kasztner train with the Nazis
January 12, 1981 Hamad Abu Rabia, Member of the Knesset
November 4, 1995 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize recipient[6] Yigal Amir Attack carried out by Israeli opposed to Oslo Accords. See Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.
December 31, 2000 Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, son of Meir David Kahane, leader of Kahane Chai, Zionist
October 17, 2001 Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli general and politician

Japan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Emperor Ankō, Emperor of Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Emperor Sushun, Emperor of Japan
Template:Dts/out1 The Sogas, Japanese political family
Template:Dts/out1 Minamoto no Yoshitomo, head of Minamoto clan, father of Minamoto no Yoritomo
Template:Dts/out1 Minamoto no Sanetomo, the third shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate
Template:Dts/out1 Ashikaga Yoshinori, the sixth shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate
Template:Dts/out1 Ōta Dōkan, samurai, architect and builder of Edo Castle
Template:Dts/out1 Hosokawa Masamoto, shugo daimyo of Ashikaga Shogunate
Template:Dts/out1 Matsudaira Kiyoyasu, daimyo, feudal leader in Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Ōuchi Yoshitaka, daimyo, feudal leader in Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Oda Nobuyuki, Japanese samurai, younger brother of Oda Nobunaga
Template:Dts/out1 Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Shogun, feudal leader in Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Mimura Iechika, daimyo, feudal leader in Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Yamanaka Shikanosuke, Japanese samurai
Template:Dts/out1 Oda Nobunaga, samurai warlord Akechi Mitsuhide
Template:Dts/out1 Shakushain, Ainu chieftain
Template:Dts/out1 Kira Yoshinaka, master of ceremonies
Template:Dts/out1 Ii Naosuke, Japanese politician
Template:Dts/out1 Charles Lennox Richardson, English diplomat Killed by Shimazu Hisamitsu's samurai in Namamugi. Called the Namamugi Incident.
Template:Dts/out1 Serizawa Kamo, a chief of Shinsen-gumi
Template:Dts/out1 Sakuma Shozan, Japanese politician
Template:Dts/out1 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese author
Template:Dts/out1 Ōmura Masujirō, military leader and theorist
Template:Dts/out1 Yokoi Shōnan, scholar and politician
Template:Dts/out1 Okubo Toshimichi, Home Minister of Japan, briefly most powerful man in Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Mori Arinori, First Education Minister
October 26, 1909 Ito Hirobumi, First Prime Minister of Japan[18]
Template:Dts/out1 Hara Takashi, Prime Minister of Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Yasuda Zenjirō, entrepreneur who founded Yasuda zaibatsu, great-grand father of Yoko Ono
Template:Dts/out1 Hamaguchi Osachi, Prime Minister of Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Dan Takuma, zaibatsu leader
Template:Dts/out1 Inukai Tsuyoshi, Prime Minister of Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Yoshinori Shirakawa, general of the Imperial Japanese Army
Template:Dts/out1 Tetsuzan Nagata, general of the Imperial Japanese Army
Template:Dts/out1 Saitō Makoto, admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Template:Dts/out1 Takahashi Korekiyo, Prime Minister of Japan
Template:Dts/out1 Inejiro Asanuma, Socialist Party of Japan chairman Otoya Yamaguchi Asanuma was pierced to assassin's bayonet while making a speech.
Template:Dts/out1 Kazuo Nagano, Japanese chairman
Template:Dts/out1 Hitoshi Igarashi, translated The Satanic Verses into Japanese
Template:Dts/out1 Hideo Murai, one of the leading members of Aum Shinrikyo
Template:Dts/out1 Koki Ishii, Japanese politician
Template:Dts/out1 Iccho Itoh, Mayor of Nagasaki

Jordan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Eglon, Moabite king Ehud Stabbed to death in his throne room (Judges 3:12-30).
July 17, 1951 Riad Al Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon Unknown Shot at Amman Airport during visit to Jordan.
July 20, 1951 Abdullah I, King of Jordan Unknown, believed to be agent of Amin al-Husseini Shot when entering the Al Aqsa Mosque.[6]
August 29, 1960 Hazza al-Majali, Prime Minister of Jordan Killed with 10 others by time bomb in office[1]
October 28, 2002 Laurence Foley, USAID official Killed by Al-Qaeda operatives

Korea

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 King Bunseo of Baekje, King of Baekje
Template:Dts/out1 Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea
Template:Dts/out1 Lyuh Woon-Hyung, former head of People's Republic of Korea
October 25, 1979 Park Chung-Hee, President of South Korea[6] Kim Jae-kyu See Park Chung-hee assassination.

Kuwait

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Hardan al-Tikriti, former Iraqi defense minister and vice president

Laos

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 1, 1963 Quinim Pholsena, foreign minister of Laos

Lebanon

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Raymond II of Tripoli, count of Tripoli
Template:Dts/out1 Conrad of Montferrat Hashshashin
Template:Dts/out1 Philip of Montfort, Lord of Tyre
Template:Dts/out1 Sami al-Hinnawi, Syrian head of state
June 16, 1976 Francis E. Meloy, Jr. and Robert O. Waring, US Ambassador and US Economic Councelor to Lebanon and their driver Zuhair Mohammed Moghrabi
Template:Dts/out1 Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese Druze leader
Template:Dts/out1 Tony Frangieh, Lebanese Christian leader
Template:Dts/out1 Bachir Gemayel, president-elect of Lebanon Habib Tanious Shartouni Bomb explosion in the Phalange's Beirut headquarters.[6]
June 1, 1987 Rashid Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon Killed by bomb aboard helicopter, planted by the Lebanese Forces.[6]
Template:Dts/out1 René Moawad, President of Lebanon
Template:Dts/out1 Dany Chamoun, son of late president Camille Chamoun
Template:Dts/out1 Elie Hobeika, Lebanese militia leader
Template:Dts/out1 Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and billionaire Unknown, presumed to be Hezbulla in concert with Syrian intelligence services Assassination via car bomb in Beirut.
Template:Dts/out1 Samir Kassir, columnist at "An Nahar" daily Lebanese newspaper, long a fiery critic of Syria
Template:Dts/out1 George Hawi, former chief of Lebanese Communist Party
Template:Dts/out1 Gibran Tueni, Editor in Chief of "An Nahar" daily Lebanese newspaper
Template:Dts/out1 Pierre Gemayel, Minister of Industry of Lebanon
Template:Dts/out1 Walid Eido, member of the National Assembly
Template:Dts/out1 Antoine Ghanim, member of the National Assembly
Template:Dts/out1 François al-Hajj, Lebanese Military General
Template:Dts/out1 Wissam Eid, National Security, Information Sector

Malaysia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 James Wheeler Woodford Birch, a British Resident Minister in the State of Perak Pandak Rela Lam
Template:Dts/out1 Duncan Stewart, Second Governor of Sarawak, a British Crown Colony (1946–1963) Rukun 13 members, Rosli Dhobie, Awang Ramli Mohd Deli, and Bujang Suntong

Maldives

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Afrasheem Ali, legislator and Islamic scholar

Mongolia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Sanjaasürengiin Zorig, politician and democratic activist Stabbed to death in his apartment

Myanmar (Burma)

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 c. 1168 Alaungsithu, King of Pagan Kingdom Narathu, his son
Template:Dts/out1 Tabinshwehti, King of Taungoo Dynasty Assassinated by Mon revival
Template:Dts/out1 Anaukpetlun, King of Nyaungyan Dynasty
August 2, 1866 Crown Prince Ka Naung, son of King Tharrawaddy and younger brother of King Mindon
July 19, 1947 Aung San, Burmese nationalist leader, founder of Thirty Comrades
July 19, 1947 U Ba Win

Nepal

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
June 1, 2001 Birendra, King of Nepal, along with Queen Aiswary and 9 other members of the royal family[6] Dipendra See Nepalese royal massacre.

Pakistan

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
October 16, 1951 Liaquat Ali Khan, first Prime Minister of Pakistan[6]
February 8, 1975 Hayat Sherpao, former Governor of the North-West Frontier Province Killed by Afghan extremist
August 17, 1988 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, 10-year President of Pakistan and 12-year Chief of Army Staff Killed in a mysterious aircraft accident which seemed to be a bomb blast (traced to a crate of mangoes placed into his aircraft).
November 24, 1989 Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, militant Islamist Killed near Peshawar
October 3, 1991 Fazle Haq, former governor of the Northwest Frontier province, Pakistan, from 1978 to 1985
September 1993 Ghulam Haider Wyne, former Chief Minister of Punjab
April 16, 1995 Iqbal Masih, 13-year-old anti-child labor activist Killed in Rakh Baoli
October 17, 1998 Hakim Said, founder of Hamdard Foundation and Hamdard University, Karachi; former Governor of Sindh
Template:Dts/out1 Siddiq Khan Kanju, former foreign minister of Pakistan from 1991 to 1993
December 27, 2007 Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan (first and only lady Prime minister of Pakistan) Unknown, widely believed to be Islamic militants Killed while entering a vehicle upon leaving a political rally for the Pakistan People's Party in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. See Assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
August 5, 2009 Baitullah Mehsud, leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
January 4, 2011 Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri Killed by one of his security guards due to Taseer's opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy laws
March 2, 2011 Shahbaz Bhatti, Minorities Minister Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Killed due to his opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy laws
June 4, 2012 Abu Yahya al-Libi, high-ranking al-Qaeda member, alleged member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, former detainee at the Parwan Detention Facility, from where he escaped in 2005
January 2, 2013 Maulvi Nazir, high-ranking Pakistani Taliban member in South Waziristan

Palestinians

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Yahya Ayyash, Hamas' explosives expert
Template:Dts/out1 Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of PFLP
Template:Dts/out1 Salah Shahade, leader of Hamas' military wing
Template:Dts/out1 Ibrahim al-Makadmeh, co-founder of Hamas
Template:Dts/out1 Mekled Hameid, Islamic Jihad Movement commander
Template:Dts/out1 Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, leader and founder of Hamas
Template:Dts/out1 Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, leader of Hamas
Template:Dts/out1 Izz El-Deen Sheikh Khalil, Hamas operative
Template:Dts/out1 Adnan al-Ghoul, Hamas' explosives expert
Template:Dts/out1 Nizar Rayan, Senior Hamas leader
Template:Dts/out1 Said Seyam, Senior Hamas leader
Template:Dts/out1 Abu Zakaria al-Jamal, Senior Hamas military wing commander

Philippines

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Fernando Manuel de Bustamante, Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines. Dragged and killed by a mob instigated by friars.
Template:Dts/out1 Diego Silang, early Ilocano rebel leader, and husband of Gabriela Silang.
Template:Dts/out1 Antonio Luna, general of the Filipino army during the Philippine-American War.
Template:Dts/out1 Julio Nalundasan, Congressman for Ilocos Young Ferdinand Marcos tried but acquitted for the slaying.
Template:Dts/out1 Aurora Quezon, former First Lady of the Philippines Died in an ambush
Template:Dts/out1 Ponciano Bernardo, Mayor of Quezon City, then the capital Died with Doña Aurora Quezon and several others in an ambush.
Template:Dts/out1 Joe Lingad, former Governor of Pampanga.
August 21, 1983 Benigno Aquino, Jr., politician, leader of the opposition against President Ferdinand Marcos[6] Rogelio Moreno Believed to have been ordered by Marcos or his wife, Imelda.
Template:Dts/out1 Cesar Climaco, Mayor of Zamboanga City and prominent opposition leader.
February 11, 1986 Evelio Javier, Governor of Antique and ally of 1986 presidential candidate, Corazon Aquino.
Template:Dts/out1 Emma Henry, police officer and film actress.
Template:Dts/out1 Lean Alejandro, prominent student activist leader.
Template:Dts/out1 Roy Padilla, Sr., Governor of Camarines Norte, and father of action star Robin Padilla.
Template:Dts/out1 James N. Rowe, United States military advisor.
Template:Dts/out1 Filemon 'Ka Popoy' Lagmán, founder of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP; "coalition of Filipino workers")
Template:Dts/out1 Alberto Ramento, Obispo Máximo of the Philippine Independent Church.
November 13, 2007 Wahab Akbar, Representative of Basilan One of several killed when the Batasan Pambansa (National Legislature building) was bombed.

Qatar

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, former President of separatist Chechnya

Saudi Arabia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second caliph Abu Lulu
Template:Dts/out1 Uthman Ibn Affan, third caliph
March 25, 1975 Faisal of Saudi Arabia, King of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Musa'id Shot by nephew at palace.[15]

Sri Lanka

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
September 25, 1959 Solomon Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan prime minister Talduwe Somarama, a Buddhist monk who later converted to Christianity[6]
Template:Dts/out1 Alfred Duraiyapah, former Mayor, Jaffna Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Vijaya Kumaratunga, movie actor turned SLFP-SLMP politician Killed by JVP
Template:Dts/out1 Rohana Wijeweera, founder of JVP Killed by Sri Lankan Armed Forces
Template:Dts/out1 Appapillai Amrithalingam, founder of separatist party TULF Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Ranjan Wijeratne, Foreign minister & Minister of State for Defence Killed by Ltte
Template:Dts/out1 Lalith Athulathmudali, former cabinet minister Purportedly killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Ranasinghe Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka Killed by a suicide bomber on May Day parade. The attack was purportedly carried out by LTTE (but was possibly revenge for his own orchestrating murder of political rival Lalith Athulathmudali, to whom he feared losing election).
Template:Dts/out1 Gamini Dissanayake, Presidential candidate, UNP, member of Parliament Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Sarojini Yogeswaran, Jaffna Mayor Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Ponnudurai Sivapalan, Jaffna Mayor Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Neelan Thiruchelvam, Member of Parliament (MP) and TULF leader
Template:Dts/out1 Lakshman Algama, UNP politician Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 C. V. Gunaratne, cabinet minister Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Joseph Pararajasingham, Tamil MP in Batticalo Killed by GoSL supported para-military Karuna Group
Template:Dts/out1 Lakshman Kadirgamar, foreign minister Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Parami Kulatunga, army general Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Nadarajah Raviraj, MP and Tamil National Alliance politician Killed by GoSL paramilitary Group
Template:Dts/out1 T. Maheswaran, UNP Tamil MP for voicing human rights violations of GoSL Killed by Sri Lanka IB associate
Template:Dts/out1 D. M. Dassanayake, Nation Building Minister and SLFP MP Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 K. Sivanesan, TNA Tamil MP Killed by Sri Lankan Army DPU
Template:Dts/out1 Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Minister of Highways and Road Development and SLFP MP Killed by LTTE
Template:Dts/out1 Lasantha Wickrematunge, journalist (The Sunday Leader) Unknown

Syria

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Antiochus II Theos, Seleucid king
Template:Dts/out1 Seleucus III Ceraunus, Seleucid king
Template:Dts/out1 Seleucus IV Philopator, Seleucid king
Template:Dts/out1 Alexander Balas, Seleucid king
Template:Dts/out1 Antiochus VI Dionysus, Seleucid heir to the throne
Template:Dts/out1 Numerian, Roman emperor Arrius Aper, his father-in-law Killed in Emesa (modern-day Homs)
Template:Dts/out1 Zengi, ruler of Aleppo and Mosul and founder of the Zengid Dynasty
Template:Dts/out1 Abd al-Rahman Shahbandar, Syrian nationalist
August 1, 2008 Muhammad Suleiman, Syrian general and security adviser to president Bashar al-Assad
February 12, 2008 Imad Mughniyah, senior member of Hezbollah
July 18, 2012 Syria's Defense Minister General Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, chief of staff of the Syrian Armed Forces General Hasan Turkmani, and Intelligence and National Security Chief Hisham Ikhtiyar Either Liwa al Islam or the Free Syrian Army (both claimed responsibility) Killed either with a remotely detonated bomb or via suicide attack as part of the Syrian civil war. Several other leading government officials may have been injured or killed.

Thailand

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
King Worawongsathirat, King of the Ayutthaya Kingdom
Template:Dts/out1 King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII), the eighth monarch of Thailand under the House of Chakri

United Arab Emirates

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 19, 2010 Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a member of Hamas Unknown, widely believed to be Mossad agents Exact cause unknown; possibilities include suffocation, strangulation, and electrocution. See Assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Vietnam

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
November 2, 1963 Ngo Dinh Nhu, politician[6]
November 2, 1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, first president of South Vietnam[6] Generally believed to be Nguyen Van Nhung and Duong Hieu Nghia, on orders from Duong Van Minh Part of the 1963 South Vietnamese coup. See Arrest and assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem.

Yemen

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Imam Yahya, King of Yemen
Template:Dts/out1 Ibrahim al-Hamadi, president of North Yemen
Template:Dts/out1 Ahmad al-Ghashmi, president of North Yemen Killed by bomb along with envoy from South Yemen.
Template:Dts/out1 Jarallah Omar, deputy secretary-general of Yemeni Socialist Party
Template:Dts/out1 Anwar al-Aulaqi, spokesman and recruiter for al-Qaeda, leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Killed in a US drone strike
Template:Dts/out1 Said Ali al-Shihri, deputy leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Killed in a US drone strike. Numerous earlier reports of his death had been previously proven wrong.[26]

Oceania

Australia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Pemulwuy Henry Hacking Shot and killed by British sailor Henry Hacking under orders by Governor Phillip Gidley King
February 12, 1894 William Paisley, Mayor of Burwood, NSW
July 15, 1977 Donald Mackay, anti-drugs campaigner
December 17, 1980 Sarik Ariyak, Turkish Consul General
Template:Dts/out1 Colin Winchester, Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police
Template:Dts/out1 John Newman, New South Wales state Member for Cabramatta

New Caledonia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak independence leader

Samoa

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Luagalau Levaula Kamu, cabinet minister

Palau

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Haruo Remeliik, president

West Papua

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 26, 1984 Arnold Ap, songman and ethnomusicologist Shot in back by Indonesian military unit upon release from prison[27]
March 14, 1996 Thomas Wainggai, Independence leader Allegedly poisoned by Indonesian intelligence officers in Cipinang prison.[27]
November 10, 2001 Theys Eluay, West Papuan Independence movement leader Assassinated by Kopassus officers after attending a military dinner, Jayapura, Papua[27]
December 16, 2009 Kelly Kwalik, legendary West papuan guerrilla leader Assassinated by Detachment 88 officers in Timika, West Papua[27]
June 14, 2012 Mako Tabuni, Chairman of main civil resistance independence organisation, West Papua National Committee(KNPB) Assassinated by Detachment 88 officers in Jayapura, West Papua[28]

Europe

Albania

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Avni Rustemi, nationalist member of parliament

Austria

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Count Karl von Stürgkh, Minister-President of Austria Friedrich Adler
Template:Dts/out1 Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria[29] Paul Hudl, Otto Planetta and other Austrian Nazis Part of a failed coup d'état, the July Putsch.
Template:Dts/out1 Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, dissident Kurdish Iranian political leader Killed in Vienna

Belgium

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Julien Lahaut, chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium
Template:Dts/out1 Maximiliano Gómez, Dominican communist leader
Template:Dts/out1 Gerald Bull, Canadian developer of the Martlet cannon Killed in Brussels.
Template:Dts/out1 André Cools, Belgian politician

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Gavrilo Princip This assassination played a role in starting World War I[29]
Template:Dts/out1 Irfan Ljubijankić, foreign minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Template:Dts/out1 Jozo Leutar, minister of Internal Affair of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Stefan Stambolov, former Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Template:Dts/out1 Dimitar Petkov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Template:Dts/out1 Aleksandar Stamboliyski, Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Template:Dts/out1 Vasil Iliev, insurance boss, owner of "VIS-2", former wrestler
October 2, 1996 Andrey Lukanov, former Prime Minister of Bulgaria[6]
Template:Dts/out1 Iliya Pavlov, president of Multigroup corporation, former wrestler, the wealthiest man in Bulgaria
Template:Dts/out1 Georgi Iliev, football club owner, brother of the assassinated Vasil Iliev
Template:Dts/out1 Emil Kyulev, banker, ex-professional swimmer, voted Mr. Economics in Bulgaria for 2002
Template:Dts/out1 Ivan "Doktora" Todorov, businessman alleged of smuggling
Template:Dts/out1 Borislav Georgiev, CEO of "Atomenergoremont" nuclear plant repair company

Croatia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Julius Nepos, Roman emperor Assassinated near Salona (modern Solin).

Czech Republic

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Saint Ludmila, wife of Duke Bořivoj, grandmother of Duke Václav I
Template:Dts/out1 Václav I (Saint Wenceslas), Duke of Bohemia
Template:Dts/out1 Václav III, King of Bohemia
Template:Dts/out1 Albrecht von Wallenstein, Czech general during the Thirty Years' War
Template:Dts/out1 Alois Rašín, Minister of Finances of Czechoslovakia Josef Šoupal
Template:Dts/out1 Reinhard Heydrich, a General in the Nazi German paramilitary corps and governor of occupied Czech lands Jan Kubiš, Jozef Gabčík

Denmark

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Erik V Klipping, King of Denmark

Finland

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland Eugen Schauman Happens on day described in James Joyce's novel Ulysses, is briefly mentioned in the book.
Template:Dts/out1 Eliel Soisalon-Soininen, attorney General
Template:Dts/out1 Alfred Kordelin, entrepreneur
Template:Dts/out1 Heikki Ritavuori, Minister of the Interior of Finland

France

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Charles d'Espagne, constable of France
Template:Dts/out1 Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans
Template:Dts/out1 John the Fearless
Template:Dts/out1 Gaspard de Coligny
Template:Dts/out1 Henri III, King of France Jacques Clément Religious-political antagonism.
Template:Dts/out1 Henri IV, King of France François Ravaillac Religious-political antagonism.
Template:Dts/out1 Jacques de Flesselles, Provost of Paris
Template:Dts/out1 Jean-Paul Marat, revolutionary Charlotte Corday Stabbed in his bathtub. Later often seen as a patriotic act.
February 13, 1820 Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, younger son of the future King Charles X Louis Pierre Louvel
June 24, 1894 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France Sante Geronimo Caserio, anarchist Stabbed to death after a speech in Lyon.
July 30, 1914 Jean Jaurès, politician, pacifist[30] Raoul Villain The assassin was tried and acquitted in 1919.
May 6, 1932 Paul Doumer, President of France Paul Gorguloff Shot at a book fair at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris.[29]
Template:Dts/out1 Alexander I of Yugoslavia, king of Yugoslavia Vlado Chernozemski Killed in Marseille during a state visit.
Template:Dts/out1 Louis Barthou, foreign minister of France Killed along with King Alexander I of Yugoslavia at Marseille
Template:Dts/out1 Ernst vom Rath, German diplomat in France
Template:Dts/out1 Constant Chevillon, head of FUDOFSI Killed by Gestapo in Lyon
Template:Dts/out1 Philippe Henriot, State secretary for Information and Propaganda of Vichy government Killed by French resistants in Paris
Template:Dts/out1 Georges Mandel, former radical-socialist minister and French resistant Killed by miliciens in forest of Fontainebleau
Template:Dts/out1 Eugène Deloncle, milicien and former leader of clandestine far-right organisation La Cagoule Killed by Gestapo
Template:Dts/out1 Mehdi Ben Barka, Moroccan socialist leader and Third-World Tricontinental leader Disappeared in Paris
Template:Dts/out1 Outel Bono, Chadian medical doctor and anti-Tombalbaye activist
Template:Dts/out1 Jean de Broglie, former minister and one of the French negotiators of the Évian Accords
Template:Dts/out1 Henri Curiel, anticolonialist activist
Template:Dts/out1 José Miguel Beñaran Ordeñana "Argala", Basque leader
Template:Dts/out1 Pierre Goldman, left-wing activist
Template:Dts/out1 Robert Boulin, minister of Labor and many times minister since 1961 Officially suicide, but a lot of anomalies revealed since.
Template:Dts/out1 Joseph Fontanet, former minister
Template:Dts/out1 Salah al-Din Bitar, Syrian Baath politician
Template:Dts/out1 Yehia El-Mashad, Egyptian atomic scientist
Template:Dts/out1 Jean-Pierre Maïone-Libaude, right-wing activist and criminal
Template:Dts/out1 Georges Besse, Renault executive Shot while emerging from his car in Paris, by far-left activists of Action directe
Template:Dts/out1 Dulcie September, African National Congress representative Killed in Paris.
Template:Dts/out1 Joseph Doucé, activist for sexual minorities
Template:Dts/out1 Shapour Bakhtiar, Prime Minister of Iran briefly in 1979 Stabbed to death at his home in France.
Template:Dts/out1 Abdelbaki Sahraoui, co-founder of the Algerian Islamic Salvation Front Killed in Paris.
Template:Dts/out1 Claude Erignac, prefect of Corsica

Georgia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Fatali Khan Khoyski, former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan
Template:Dts/out1 Cemal Pasha, former Ottoman Navy Minister
Template:Dts/out1 Giorgi Chanturia, Georgian opposition leader

Germany

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Alexander Severus, Roman emperor Killed near Moguntiacum (present-day Mainz) by his troops.
Template:Dts/out1 Postumus, Gallic emperor Killed in Mainz
Template:Dts/out1 Laelianus, Gallic emperor Killed in Mainz
Template:Dts/out1 Philipp von Hohenstaufen, Emperor, in Bamberg
Template:Dts/out1 Engelbert I. von Köln, Archbishop of Cologne
Template:Dts/out1 Konrad von Marburg, inquisitor
Template:Dts/out1 Rosa Luxemburg, socialist writer Killed in Berlin.
Template:Dts/out1 Karl Liebknecht, socialist lawyer and politician Killed in Berlin.
Template:Dts/out1 Kurt Eisner, Prime Minister of Bavaria Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley
Template:Dts/out1 Talat Pasha, former Ottoman Minister of Interior Affairs Soghomon Tehlirian Killed in Berlin.
Template:Dts/out1 Matthias Erzberger, politician
June 24, 1922 Walther Rathenau, German foreign minister[30]
Template:Dts/out1 Ernst Röhm, leader of the Sturm Abteilung (SA)
Template:Dts/out1 Kurt von Schleicher, former German chancellor Murdered by the SS.
Template:Dts/out1 Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader Assassinated by Bohdan Stashynsky in Munich.
Template:Dts/out1 Salah Ben Youssef, Tunisian politician in Francfort. Template:Dts/out1 Belkacem Krim, Algerian politician
Template:Dts/out1 Siegfried Buback, German attorney general
Template:Dts/out1 Jürgen Ponto, CEO Dresdner Bank
Template:Dts/out1 Hanns-Martin Schleyer, president of the German employers' organization
Template:Dts/out1 Alfred Herrhausen, Deutsche Bank CEO
Template:Dts/out1 Detlev Karsten Rohwedder, director of Treuhandanstalt for former East Germany
Template:Dts/out1 Sadeq Sharafkandi, Fattah Abdoli, Homayoun Ardalan, Nouri Dehkordi, dissident Kurdish Iranian political leaders Killed in Berlin (see Mykonos restaurant assassinations).

Greece

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Ephialtes, leader of the radical democracy movement in Athens
Template:Dts/out1 Alcibiades, Athenian general and politician
Template:Dts/out1 Philip II of Macedon, king of Macedon Pausanias of Orestis Killed in Pella
Template:Dts/out1 Seleucus I Nicator, founder of the Seleucid dynasty Killed near Lysimachia.
Template:Dts/out1 Abantidas, tyrant of Sicyon
Template:Dts/out1 Ioannis Capodistrias, first President of Greece
June 13, 1905 Theodoros Deligiannis, Prime Minister of Greece
March 8, 1907 Marinos Antypas, Greek politician
March 18, 1913 George I of Greece, King of Greece[6] Alexandros Schinas Possible conspiracy.
May 1948 George Polk, American journalist critical of US aid to rightist Greek government
Template:Dts/out1 Grigoris Lambrakis, leader of anti-fascist movement in Greece
Template:Dts/out1 Richard Welch, CIA Station Chief
Template:Dts/out1 Hagop Hagopian, Armenian leader of ASALA
Template:Dts/out1 William Nordeen, Tsantes successor as U.S. military attaché in Athens
Template:Dts/out1 Pavlos Bakoyannis, New Democracy politician
Template:Dts/out1 Stephen Saunders, Brigadier and British military attaché in Athens

Hungary

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 6, 1490 Mathias Corvinus, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia,Duke of Austria[30]
October 31, 1918 István Tisza, Premier of Hungary[30]

Iceland

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
September 23, 1241 Snorri Sturluson, historian and politician Gissur Þorvaldsson

Ireland

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Brian Boruma, Irish king
Template:Dts/out1 Tomás Mac Curtain, Lord Mayor of Cork
Template:Dts/out1 Michael Collins, President of the Provisional Government and Irish Republican Army (IRA) guerrilla leader during the Irish War of Independence[15] Sonny O'Neill Killed in an ambush firefight near the end of Irish Civil War.
Template:Dts/out1 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish politician, Minister of Home Affairs/Minister of Justice of the Irish Free State[30]
Template:Dts/out1 Henry Boyle Townshend Somerville, assassinated for providing assistance to Royal Navy recruits
Template:Dts/out1 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland
Template:Dts/out1 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet, last Viceroy of India[6] IRA Three other people killed, including his grandson.
Template:Dts/out1 Dominic McGlinchey, Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) leader
Template:Dts/out1 Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist

Italy (and former Roman Empire)

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Titus Tatius, Sabine king Killed in Rome.
Template:Dts/out1 Lucius Tarquinius Priscus), Etruscan king of Rome Killed in Rome by the sons of Ancus Marcius.
Template:Dts/out1 Servius Tullius, Etruscan king of Rome Tarquin II Killed in Rome.
Template:Dts/out1 Tiberius Gracchus, Roman tribune Killed in Rome by Roman senators.
Template:Dts/out1 Julius Caesar, Roman general and dictator Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, and other members of the Roman Senate Resulted in Civil War and indirectly in the end of the Roman Republic.
Template:Dts/out1 Cicero, Roman orator Killed outside of Rome under orders from Mark Antony.
Template:Dts/out1 Caligula, Roman Emperor Cassius Chaerea, members of the Praetorian Guard, and others
Template:Dts/out1 Claudius, Roman Emperor Uncertain, reputed to be Agrippina the Younger on behalf of Nero
Template:Dts/out1 Vitellius, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Flavian army.
Template:Dts/out1 Galba, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Praetorian Guard under orders from Otho.
Template:Dts/out1 Domitian, Roman Emperor Stephanus, steward to Julia Flavia Killed in Rome.
Template:Dts/out1 Commodus, Roman Emperor Narcissus, wrestler Killed in Rome.
Template:Dts/out1 Pertinax, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Praetorian Guard.
Template:Dts/out1 Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Praetorian Guard.
Template:Dts/out1 Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by centurions under orders of Caracalla.
Template:Dts/out1 Caracalla, Roman Emperor Martialis Killed between Edessa and Carrhae (modern-day Sanli Urfa and Harran), possibly under orders of Macrinus.
Template:Dts/out1 Elagabalus, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Praetorian Guard under orders of Julia Maesa and Julia Mamaea.
Template:Dts/out1 Maximinus Thrax, Roman Emperor Killed outside Aquileia by his troops.
Template:Dts/out1 Pupienus, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Praetorian Guard. See Year of the Six Emperors.
Template:Dts/out1 Balbinus, Roman Emperor Killed in Rome by the Praetorian Guard. See Year of the Six Emperors.
Template:Dts/out1 Volusianus, Roman Emperor Killed near Interamna by his troops.
Template:Dts/out1 Trebonianus Gallus, Roman Emperor Killed near Interamna by his troops.
Template:Dts/out1 Aurelian, Roman Emperor Mucapor and members of the Praetorian Guard Killed near Caenophrurium (modern-day Corlu).
Template:Dts/out1 Florianus, Roman Emperor Killed near Tarsus.
Template:Dts/out1 Gian Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan[31]
Template:Dts/out1 Giuliano de' Medici, co-ruler of Florence Francesco de' Pazzi and Bernardo Bandini Giuliano was stabbed 19 times, in an incident known as the Pazzi conspiracy. Lorenzo de' Medici was also attacked, but escaped with his life.
Template:Dts/out1 Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Gandia, son of Pope Alexander VI
Template:Dts/out1 Pellegrino Rossi, Papal States Minister of Justice
July 29, 1900 Umberto I of Italy, King of Italy[15] Gaetano Bresci He was shot four times with a revolver. The reason was the royal decoration of the general Fiorenzo Bava Beccaris, who ordered a bloody repression in Milan in 1898. Influenced Leon Czologsz to kill William McKinley in 1901.
Template:Dts/out1 Said Halim Pasha, former Ottoman Prime Minister
June 10, 1924 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist politician[30]
Template:Dts/out1 Luigj Gurakuqi, Albanian independence leader Killed in Bari.
April 28, 1945 Benito Mussolini, fascist, former Prime Minister of Italy[18]
Template:Dts/out1 Enrico Mattei, Italian public head officer, head of Eni oil company, supported Algerian independence
Template:Dts/out1 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer, poet and film director
Template:Dts/out1 Aldo Moro, former Prime Minister of Italy Kidnapped and later killed by the Red Brigades. See Kidnapping of Aldo Moro.
Template:Dts/out1 Giuseppe Impastato, anti-mafia activist
Template:Dts/out1 Cesare Terranova, magistrate
Template:Dts/out1 Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, General of the Carabinieri Corps, investigating on the mafia
Template:Dts/out1 Rocco Chinnici, magistrate
Template:Dts/out1 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge
Template:Dts/out1 Paolo Borsellino, anti-mafia judge
Template:Dts/out1 Salvo Lima, politician
Template:Dts/out1 Marco Biagi, Italian Labor Ministry advisor

Montenegro

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Danilo II of Montenegro Killed in Kotor (then Austria-Hungary) by a member of Bjelopavlici tribe.
Template:Dts/out1 Sekula Drljević, Montenegrin nationalist

Netherlands

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Saint Boniface, Christian missionary
Template:Dts/out1 Conrad, Bishop of Utrecht
Template:Dts/out1 Count Floris V
Template:Dts/out1 Duke John of Straubing-Holland
Template:Dts/out1 William I of Orange, leader of the Dutch war of independence from Spanish rule (Eighty Years' War) Balthasar Gérard
Template:Dts/out1 Isaac Dorislaus, diplomat
Template:Dts/out1 Johan de Witt, politician, and his brother
Template:Dts/out1 Cornelis de Witt
Template:Dts/out1 Gerrit Jan Heijn, top manager of Ahold
Template:Dts/out1 Pim Fortuyn, election candidate Volkert van der Graaf The attack took place in a parking lot outside a radio studio in Hilversum, where Fortuyn had just given an interview.
Template:Dts/out1 Theo van Gogh, film director, writer and critic Mohammed Bouyeri Van Gogh was cycling to work in Amsterdam. He was shot on his bicycle eight times with an HS2000 handgun. Bouyeri also tried to decapitate van Gogh with one knife, and stabbed him in the chest with another.

Norway

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Harald IV of Norway, King assassinated by a pretender to the throne

Ottoman Empire

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Mehmed Sokollu, Grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent
Template:Dts/out1 Osman II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
January 23, 1913 Mahmud Sevket Pasha, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire[30]
Template:Dts/out1 Celal Pasha, former Ottoman Minister for the Navy Killed in Istanbul, due to his role in the Armenian Genocide

Poland

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Bishop of Kraków (now a saint)
December 16, 1922 Gabriel Narutowicz, President of Poland[30] Eligiusz Niewiadomski Killed five days after his inauguration, while attending the opening of an art exhibit at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
June 15, 1934 Bronisław Pieracki, Minister of Interior of Poland
August 29, 1931 Tadeusz Hołówko, interwar Polish politician, diplomat OUN
Template:Dts/out1 Franz Kutschera, German SS general and chief of police Armia Krajowa Killed by Polish resistance. See Operation Kutschera.
Template:Dts/out1 Jerzy Popiełuszko, Polish priest Killed by the communist political police.
Template:Dts/out1 Marek Papała, chief of the police Believed to have been killed by the mafia.
Template:Dts/out1 Andrzej Kolikowski, leader of the Pruszków mafia in Poland Ryszard Bogucki

Portugal

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Viriathus, leader of the Lusitanian people that resisted Roman expansion over the regions of Western Iberia
Template:Dts/out1 Inês de Castro, posthumously declared Queen of Portugal
February 1, 1908 Carlos I of Portugal, King, and Luiz Filipe of Portugal, Crown Prince[30] Manuel Buíça and Alfredo Costa Shot by assassins sympathetic to Republican interests and aided by anti-monarchic society Portuguese Carbonária.
Template:Dts/out1 Sidónio Pais, President
Template:Dts/out1 Humberto Delgado, General, Presidential Candidate
Template:Dts/out1 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister
Template:Dts/out1 Adelino Amaro da Costa, Minister of Defense
Template:Dts/out1 Issam Sartawi, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shot in a hotel.

Romania

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Mihai Viteazul, Ruler of Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania
Template:Dts/out1 Barbu Catargiu, Prime Minister of Romania
Template:Dts/out1 Ion Duca, Prime Minister of Romania
Template:Dts/out1 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, politician
Template:Dts/out1 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania[18]
Template:Dts/out1 Nicolae Iorga, former Prime Minister of Romania, historian
Template:Dts/out1 Virgil Madgearu, politician
Template:Dts/out1 Constantin Tănase, actor
Template:Dts/out1 Danny Huwe, Belgian journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian president Executed by a gathering of soldiers at 25 December 1989 (aged 71) after a quick show trial.

Serbia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Karađorđe Petrović, leader of the First Serbian Uprising
Template:Dts/out1 Mihailo Obrenović, Prince of Serbia
Template:Dts/out1 Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia, and Draga Mašin, Queen Consort Army officers led by Dragutin Dimitrijević Part of the May Overthrow.
Template:Dts/out1 Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia Zvezdan Jovanović Jovanović killed his victim with a sniper rifle (a relatively rare type of assassination); see Assassination of Zoran Đinđić.

Spain

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Juan Prim, Prime Minister of Spain and Governor of Puerto Rico
Template:Dts/out1 Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, Prime Minister of Spain Michele Angiolillo Shot in a spa in Mondragón, Guipúzcoa.
Template:Dts/out1 José Canalejas, Prime Minister of Spain
Template:Dts/out1 Eduardo Dato Iradier, Prime Minister of Spain
Template:Dts/out1 José Castillo, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party lieutenant in the Assault Guards
Template:Dts/out1 José Calvo Sotelo, right-wing politician
Template:Dts/out1 Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist Killed by fascists.
Template:Dts/out1 Raoul Villain, assassin of Jean Jaurès
Template:Dts/out1 Andrés Nin, Spanish Communist revolutionary
Template:Dts/out1 Mohamed Khider, Algerian politician Killed in Madrid
Template:Dts/out1 Melitón Manzanas, secret police officer
December 20, 1973 Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish prime minister[8] ETA The murder of Luis Carrero Blanco was, according to ETA, then to intensify existing divisions within the Franco regime between the "openness" and "purists".
Template:Dts/out1 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Basque politician Killed by ETA
Template:Dts/out1 Fernando Buesa Blanco, Basque politician and party leader ETA Car bombing.
Template:Dts/out1 Ernest Lluch Martín, former Spanish minister

Sweden

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 King Sverker I of Sweden
Template:Dts/out1 King Eric IX of Sweden
Template:Dts/out1 King Charles VII of Sweden
Template:Dts/out1 Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Regent of Sweden
Template:Dts/out1 King Eric XIV of Sweden On order of his half-brother King John III of Sweden
Template:Dts/out1 King Gustav III of Sweden Jacob Johan Anckarström The king was shot at a masquerade ball and died two weeks later from his wounds.
June 20, 1810 Count Axel von Fersen, Marshal of the Realm Otto Johan Tandefelt, sailor ("crushing of the ribcage" by jumping with both feet on Count von Fersen's chest.) Killed by a vicious mob in Stockholm, who blamed him for the death of Crown Prince Carl August. Army soldiers were present at the scene, but were ordered not to interfere.
February 28, 1986 Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden[6] Unknown Shot on his way home from a cinema on a street in central Stockholm. He was not accompanied by any bodyguards on this occasion.
September 11, 2003 Anna Lindh, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Mijailo Mijailović Lindh was stabbed while visiting the NK department store in central Stockholm on September 10. She died the following morning. Lindh was prominently featured in the ”Yes” campaign during the Euro referendum, which took place later in the same weekend. She did not have any protective detail assigned to her, because the Swedish Security Police had not received, or perceived there to be no specific threats made against her.

Switzerland

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Albert I of Habsburg, German King and Duke of Austria John Parricida Albert was killed by his nephew, whom he had deprived of his inheritance, at Windisch on the Reuss River.
Template:Dts/out1 Jörg Jenatsch Killed in Chur
Template:Dts/out1 Elisabeth ("Sisi"), empress of Austria and queen of Hungary Luigi Lucheni Lucheni attacked the Empress randomly on the street of Geneva. Elisabeth was stabbed in the heart once with a sharp needle file. Due to her extremely tight corset, she had no idea she has been wounded and collapsed suddenly two hours later due to slow internal hemorrhaging.
Template:Dts/out1 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party
Template:Dts/out1 Félix-Roland Moumié, successor to Ruben Um Nyobe at the head of the UPC Assassinated by the SDECE (French secret services).
Template:Dts/out1 Kazem Rajavi, Iranian opposition leader Killed in Geneva.

Turkey

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Mahmud Şevket Pasha, prime minister
Template:Dts/out1 Mustafa Suphi, communist leader
Template:Dts/out1 Abdi Ipekçi, journalist, Editor-in-Chief of Milliyet newspaper Killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca in Istanbul.
Template:Dts/out1 Metin Yüksel, Islamic political activist
Template:Dts/out1 Cavit Orhan Tütengil, academician and writer
Template:Dts/out1 Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, writer and TV producer
Template:Dts/out1 Kemal Türkler, labor union leader Killed by Grey Wolves in Istanbul.
Template:Dts/out1 Nihat Erim, former Prime Minister of Turkey Killed by a Dev Sol operative in Istanbul.
Template:Dts/out1 Muammer Aksoy, University professor in Law Killed in Ankara.
Template:Dts/out1 Bahriye Üçok, University professor in Islam Studies and women's rights activist Killed in Istanbul.
Template:Dts/out1 Turan Dursun, Islamic scholar, author, and journalist Killed in Ankara, unresolved.
Template:Dts/out1 Musa Anter, dissident Kurdish activist and writer Killed in Diyarbakır, unresolved, attributed to Turkish military intelligence (JITEM).
Template:Dts/out1 Uğur Mumcu, a journalist of Cumhuriyet newspaper Unknown Killed in Ankara.
Template:Dts/out1 Onat Kutlar, writer, poet, founder of Cinemateque Istanbul, columnist for Cumhuriyet newspaper Killed in Istanbul.
Template:Dts/out1 Özdemir Sabancı, prominent industrialist and member of Sabancı family
Template:Dts/out1 Konca Kuriş, Islamic feminist author Kidnapped and tortured to death in Mersin.
Template:Dts/out1 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, politician, former Minister of Culture, Ankara University professor in Political Science, Cumhuriyet newspaper columnist
Template:Dts/out1 Üzeyir Garih, Turkish Jewish businessman and industrialist
Template:Dts/out1 Necip Hablemitoğlu, Professor of history at Ankara University His assassination is unresolved.
Template:Dts/out1 Mustafa Yücel Özbilgin, High Judge at Council of State Alparslan Arslan Killed in Ankara.
Template:Dts/out1 Andrea Santoro, Roman Catholic priest Murdered in the Santa Maria Church in Trabzon.
Template:Dts/out1 Hrant Dink, Turkish Armenian journalist, publisher of Agos newspaper Ogün Samast Fired three shots at Dink's head from the back at point blank range before fleeing the scene on foot. See Assassination of Hrant Dink.

United Kingdom

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Carausius, usurper of the Western Roman Empire
Template:Dts/out1 Edmund I, King of England Stabbed at a banquet
Template:Dts/out1 Edward the Martyr, King of England
Template:Dts/out1 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
Template:Dts/out1 John II Comyn, Lord of Badenoch Robert the Bruce
Template:Dts/out1 Robert Hales, Lord High Treasurer Beheaded at Tower Hill by rebels during the Peasants' Revolt.
Template:Dts/out1 Simon of Sudbury, Lord Chancellor, Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of London Beheaded at Tower Hill by rebels during the Peasants' Revolt.
Template:Dts/out1 John Cavendish, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Beheaded in Bury St Edmunds by rebels during the Peasants' Revolt.
Template:Dts/out1 King James I of Scotland Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl Killed at Perth on the night of 20–1 February in a failed coup by his kinsman and former ally Walter Stewart.
Template:Dts/out1 William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas James II of Scotland
Henry VI of England, King of England Killed in the Tower of London likely on the orders of Edward IV of England.
Template:Dts/out1 King James III of Scotland Killed by rebels.
Template:Dts/out1 Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots Killed at Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh
Template:Dts/out1 James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland James Hamilton The first assassination carried out with a firearm.
Template:Dts/out1 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Lord High Admiral/royal favourite John Felton Stabbed in Portsmouth whilst planning a second expedition to La Rochelle.
Template:Dts/out1 James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews Killed in Fife, near St Andrews.
Template:Dts/out1 Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Bellingham The only British prime minister to be assassinated.
Template:Dts/out1 Lord Kitchener, British Field Marshal and Secretary of State for War Killed on the HMS Hampshire after the cruiser struck a mine off Orkney. His body was never recovered. Some claim that Kitchener was deliberately assassinated; Fritz Joubert Duquesne, a German spy, claimed to have orchestrated the sinking of the Hampshire.
June 22, 1922 Henry Hughes Wilson, British field marshal, retired Chief of the Imperial General Staff and Conservative politician[30]
Template:Dts/out1 Michael O'Dwyer, former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab Udham Singh, a Punjabi revolutionary Killed during a speech at Caxton Hall, London.
Template:Dts/out1 Paddy Wilson, Social Democratic and Labour Party politician
Template:Dts/out1 Ross McWhirter, co-author of the Guinness Book of Records and right wing political activist
Template:Dts/out1 Kadhi Abdullah al-Hagri, past prime minister of Yemen Arab Republic Killed in London.
Template:Dts/out1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident
Template:Dts/out1 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, former Governor-General of India Thomas McMahon Killed along with three others while on a fishing trip with his family by a bomb planted onto his boat by McMahon. McMahon was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, who claimed responsibility for the attack.
Template:Dts/out1 Airey Neave, British Conservative politician Car bombing outside Palace of Westminster, by members of the Irish National Liberation Army
Template:Dts/out1 Sir Norman Stronge, aristocrat and Northern Irish politician
Template:Dts/out1 Sir James Stronge, 9th Baronet, aristocrat and Northern Irish politician
Template:Dts/out1 Robert Bradford, Unionist MP in Northern Ireland
Template:Dts/out1 Shlomo Argov, Israeli Ambassador to the Court of St. James's Although Argov survived this assassination attempt, the injuries he sustained in the attack resulted in his death in 2003.
Template:Dts/out1 Edgar Graham, Ulster Unionist politician
Template:Dts/out1 George Seawright, Northern Ireland politician
Template:Dts/out1 Patrick Finucane, solicitor
Template:Dts/out1 Ian Gow, British Conservative politician IRA members Killed by a car bomb near his house.
Template:Dts/out1 Billy Wright, Loyalist Volunteer Force leader
Template:Dts/out1 Rosemary Nelson, Irish Catholic solicitor and human rights advocate
Template:Dts/out1 Jill Dando, British television presenter
Template:Dts/out1 Alexander Litvinenko, former FSB officer and critic of Vladimir Putin Unknown, though believed to be figures within the government of Russia Acute radiation syndrome via ingestion of polonium-210. See Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko.
September 16, 2010 Dr Imran Farooq, founding member of the All Pakistan Muhajir Student Organization (APMSO) Killed in Edgware, London, by Altaf Hussain through conspiracy.

Yugoslavia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Gallienus, Roman emperor Killed near Naissus.
Template:Dts/out1 Probus, Roman emperor Assassinated at Sirmium.
Template:Dts/out1 Carinus, Roman emperor Assassinated at Margus.
Template:Dts/out1 Željko Ražnatović ("Arkan"), Serb paramilitary leader
Template:Dts/out1 Pavle Bulatović, defense minister of Yugoslavia
Template:Dts/out1 Ivan Stambolić, Serbian politician

Ukraine

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer
Template:Dts/out1 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian political leader Sholom Schwartzbard
Template:Dts/out1 Yevhen Konovaletz, Ukrainian nationalist leader Pavel Sudoplatov
Template:Dts/out1 Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader Bohdan Stashynsky
Template:Dts/out1 Lev Rebet, Ukrainian nationalist leader Bohdan Stashynsky
Template:Dts/out1 Volodymyr Ivasiuk, Ukrainian composer
Template:Dts/out1 Akhat Bragin, Ukrainian businessman of Tatar descent, president of the football club Shakhtar Donetsk until his death.
Template:Dts/out1 Vadym Hetman, politician, banker
Template:Dts/out1 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist
Template:Dts/out1 Yevhen Shcherban, Ukrainian politician
Template:Dts/out1 Stepan Senchuk, Ukrainian politician

Russia/Soviet Union

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
Template:Dts/out1 Peter III of Russia, Emperor of Russia Unknown Possibly organized by Catherine the Great
Template:Dts/out1 Paul I of Russia, Emperor of Russia Band of dismissed officers led by Levin August, Count von Bennigsen, Vladimir Mikhailovich Yashvil, Nikolay Zubov and others Organized by Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Nikita Petrovich Panin and José de Ribas
Template:Dts/out1 Mikhail Miloradovich, military Governor of Saint Petersburg Pyotr Kakhovsky
Template:Dts/out1 Nikolay Mezentsov, Executive Director of the Third Section Sergey Stepnyak-Kravchinsky
March 13, 1881 Alexander II of Russia, Tsar of All the Russias[29] Ignacy Hryniewiecki Assassination plot concluded with bombs.
Template:Dts/out1 Nikolay Alekseyev, Mayor of Moscow Andrianov
April 8, 1902 Dmitry Sipyagin, Russian Interior Minister[30] Stepan Balmashov
Template:Dts/out1 Vyacheslav von Plehve, Russian Interior Minister Yegor Sazonov
Template:Dts/out1 Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov, former Governor-General of Moscow Ivan Kalyayev Organized by the SR Combat Organization
September 14, 1911 Pyotr Stolypin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Bogrov Killed in theater in Kiev[30]
December 30, 1916 Grigori Rasputin, controversial friar and mystic[15] Band of nobles led by Felix Yusupov, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Vladimir Purishkevich and Vasily Maklakov
July 16, 1918 Tsar Nicholas II and his family: Tsarina Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, physician Eugene Botkin, maid Anna Demidova, footman Alexei Trupp and cook Ivan Kharitonov Firing squad Order given by Yakov Yurovsky
July 18, 1918 Elizabeth of Hesse, Grand Duchess of Russia, Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich, Princes John Constantinovich, Constantine Constantinovich and Igor Constantinovich, poet and prince Vladimir Paley and nun Varvara Yakovleva Cheka officers
Template:Dts/out1 V. Volodarsky, revolutionary Grigory Ivanovich Semyonov
Template:Dts/out1 Wilhelm von Mirbach, German Ambassador in Moscow Yakov Blumkin
December 1, 1934 Sergey Kirov, Bolshevik party leader in Leningrad[30] Leonid Nikolaev
Template:Dts/out1 Solomon Mikhoels, Chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee[32] Police officers, led by Sergei Ogoltsov Ordered by Joseph Stalin
Template:Dts/out1 Igor Talkov, singer-songwriter, anti-Soviet activist Allegedly Valeriy Schlyafman
Template:Dts/out1 Vladislav Listyev, a Russian journalist and head of the ORT TV Channel Unknown
Template:Dts/out1 Dzhokhar Dudayev, first Chechen separatist President and anti-Russian guerrilla leader Russian military
Template:Dts/out1 Valeriy Hubulov, South Ossetian politician, former prime minister Unknown
Template:Dts/out1 Galina Starovoytova, influential politician, then member of Russian parliament (Duma) Yuri Kolchin and Vitali Akishin
Template:Dts/out1 Otakhon Latifi, Tajik journalist and opposition figure Allegedly Abdullo Tursunov
Template:Dts/out1 Sergei Yushenkov, Russian politician Mikhail Kodanev and others Killed in Moscow[33]
Template:Dts/out1 Yuri Shchekochikhin, Russian journalist Unknown Killed in Moscow[34]
Template:Dts/out1 Paul Klebnikov, editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine
Template:Dts/out1 Akhmad Kadyrov, Kremlin-backed President of the Chechen Republic Presumed to be Chechen Islamists Killed along with about 30 others in a football stadium during a Soviet Victory Day parade, by a bomb that had been built into the concrete of one of the stadium's supporting columns.
Template:Dts/out1 Aslan Maskhadov, President of separatist Chechnya
Template:Dts/out1 Anatoly Trofimov, former FSB deputy director
Template:Dts/out1 Magomed Omarov, deputy Interior Minister of Dagestan
Template:Dts/out1 Bayaman Erkinbayev, Kyrgyz MP
Template:Dts/out1 Altynbek Sarsenbayev, Kazakh politician
Template:Dts/out1 Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev, President of separatist Chechnya
Template:Dts/out1 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights campaigner Unknown; many theories Shot in the elevator block of her apartment in Moscow. See Assassination of Anna Politkovskaya.
Template:Dts/out1 Vitaly Karayev, mayor of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia–Alania
Template:Dts/out1 Kazbek Pagiyev, former mayor of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia–Alania
Template:Dts/out1 Nina Varlamova, mayor of Kandalaksha, Murmansk Oblast
Template:Dts/out1 Stanislav Markelov, human rights lawyer
Template:Dts/out1 Adilgerei Magomedtagirov, interior minister of Dagestan
Template:Dts/out1 Aza Gazgireyeva, deputy chair of Ingushetia Supreme Court
Template:Dts/out1 Bashir Aushev, former deputy prime minister of Ingushetia
Template:Dts/out1 Natalia Estemirova, human rights activist
Template:Dts/out1 Gadzhimurat Kamalov, journalist

See also

References

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