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THE GREATEST ASSASSINS IN HISTORY
1. JULIAN SINANAJ :
An Albanian contract assassin that worked as a lone wolf. He was trained by the Russians. On the first page of his notebook, he wrote “Don’t say anything to anyone or you’re going to get killed”. He operated for 15 years in Athens where he committed over 20…
…..assassinations. he then moved to Albania where he committed another 6 assassinations until he was caught by the Albanian police in 2014.
His girlfriend was the one who gave them his address and there they found weapons, explosives, and a notebook with detailed……
…..information about his targets, including pictures. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Italian writer Andrea Galli wrote a book about him titled “Sicario, How to become a killer. A true story”
2. GAVRILO PRINCIP :
Gavrilo Princip, 25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918, was a member of Young Bosnia, a Yugoslavian organization that aimed in ending the Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At 19 years old he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria …….
……in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, which started a chain of events that would lead to World War I. He died from tuberculosis in 1918.
3. SIRHAN SIRHAN :
He killed Robert F Kennedy in June 1968 in Los Angeles. Sirhan stated that his determination to eliminate RFK is becoming more and more of an unshakable obsession. RFK must die. RFK must be killed. Robert F. Kennedy must be assassinated..And he did kill him.
4. CHARLOTTE CORDAY :
Born the daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, she regarded Jean-Paul Marat who was one of the most prominent leaders of the French Revolution as the unholy enemy of France and plotted his assassination. She planned to kill Marat at the Bastille Day …..
parade on July 14. However, she had to seek him out in his home when the festivities were cancelled.
Marat was in his bath when Corday pulled a knife from her bodice and stabbed him in his chest. He died almost immediately, and Corday waited calmly for the police …..
……..to come and arrest her.
She has given the moniker the “angel of assassination”.
5. JOHN WILKES BOOTH : THE GREATEST ASSASSINS IN HISTORY
Booth assassinated American president Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.
Lincoln was the first American president to die in an assassination. Booth used a single-shot .44 calibre Deringer which he fired into the back of Lincoln’s head at point-blank range.
6. LEE HARVEY OSWALD:
He assassinated President JF Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
Kennedy was riding in a car in front of a crowd when this happened. Oswald used a sniper rifle to complete the assassination. As a former U.S. Marine, he had the training to carry out an assassination.
7. HASSAN-I SABBAH :
Hassan-i Sabbah was the founder of the Order of Assassins, often referred also to as the Hashshashin. Since the days of Marco Polo, his name in the West was simply the Old Man of the Mountain.
His Order of Assassins were formidable and fearless killers…..
……One of their other names was Fida’i, literally translating to those willing to sacrifice their lives.
They had no fear, and death only brought them closer to their desired haven. They killed Viziers, Emirs, local rulers, and religious figures.
8. KIM HYON-HUI : THE GREATEST ASSASSINS IN HISTORY
A North Korean national who was recruited to become a spy. On her last mission, she was ordered to bomb a South Korean plane, which she was able to accomplish by hiding explosives in the aircraft before boarding it.
The destruction of the plane……
….led to the death of 115 people on board, after she and her accomplice were traced back to the bombing, her accomplice was able to commit su!cide by ingesting cyanide hidden in his cigarette but she was stopped.
She was sentenced to death but later pardoned.
9. NATHURAM GODSE : THE GREATEST ASSASSINS IN HISTORY
He assassinated Mahatma Gandhi 0n 30 January 1948 because Gandhi, had recently accepted Pakistan despite the declaration that he would die rather than see the creation of Pakistan. He surrendered fearlessly after shooting Gandhi and had ……
……“Long live Mother India” on his lips on his way to the gallows a few months later.
10. BRUTUS ;
He assassinated Julius Caesar on 15 March 44 (BC). He claimed to be acting over fears that Caesar’s unprecedented concentration of power during his dictatorship was undermining the Roman Republic. Brutus eventually killed himself too by …..
…..thrusting his body over his sword. Ceaser’s last words were “Et Tu, Brute Tu (“Even you Brutus?”) because Brutus was his best friend.
11. JAMES EARL RAY :
He was Martin Luther King’s assassin. Ray had been a small-time crook, a robber of gas stations and stores, who had served time in prison, he escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary on April 23, 1967; and in Memphis, Tennessee.
….nearly a year later, on April 4, 1968, from a window of a neighboring rooming house, he shot King, who was standing on the balcony of a motel room.
12. LEON CZOLGOSZ :
September 6, 1901, while Williams McKinley was shaking hands with a crowd of well-wishers at the exposition, Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, fired two shots at the president’s chest and abdomen. Rushed to a hospital in Buffalo, McKinley lingered for a week……
….before dying in the morning hours of September 14. Leon Czolgosz was a millworker who became an anarchist after considering the disparity between rich and poor and witnessing the tensions between workers and managers at the factories in which he worked.
13. CHARLES J. GUITEAU : THE GREATEST ASSASSINS IN HISTORY
On July 2, 1881, after four months in office, while on his way to visit his ill wife in Elberon, New Jersey, James Garfield was shot in the back at the railroad station in Washington, D.C., by Charles J. Guiteau…..
….. a disappointed office seeker with messianic visions. Charles J. Guiteau was a mentally disturbed man who worked unsuccessfully as an editor and a lawyer.
14. DHANU :
Ex-Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi was in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu on 21st May 1991. His assassin, Dhanu, an LTTE suicide bomber, bent down to touch his feet and pulled the trigger on the belt she was wearing under her dress…..
……Gandhi, along with 14 others, was killed. He was the first politician to be assassinated by a bomb blast.
15. KIM JAE KYU:
Pres. Park Chung-hee was shot at a restaurant by his friend, Kim Jae Kyu, the chief of the Korean CIA. Since Park took over the country after a military coup in 1961, he had ruled with “an iron fist.” Kim said he assassinated him to bring democracy back to S/Korea.