List of famous people who were assassinated. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Assassinations are murders of a political nature, and their impacts often have far-reaching consequences that affect not just the immediate family of the deceased person but far beyond that. When Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated in 1914, the incident triggered off events that led to the World War I. Years later, in a different continent, another world-shaking assassination took place—M. K. Gandhi, known as the man responsible of gaining independence for India and preacher of peace, was shot dead by a frenzied man called Nathuram Godse. In 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of United States was on a political campaign in Dallas where he was shot dead in one of the century’s most shocking assassinations. His assassination gave rise to a number of conspiracy theories and made the headlines for weeks. More recently, in 2007, the then-leader of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party was assassinated after a political rally at Liaquat National Bagh. Throughout history there have been several political leaders as well as human rights activists who have been assassinated. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people who were assassinated.
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

30 January 1948

Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire

Indian

Libra

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

15 April 1865

Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Aquarius

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

13 September 1996

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Julius CaesarJulius Caesar

13 July 0100

15 March 0044

Rome

Ancient Roman

Cancer

Malcolm XMalcolm X
(Minister)

19 May 1925

21 February 1965

North Omaha, Nebraska

African,American

Taurus

The Notorious BThe Notorious B.I.G.
(Rapper)

21 May 1972

09 March 1997

Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

31 October 1984

Allahabad

Indian

Scorpio

Selena QuintanillaSelena
(Singer, Songwriter)

16 April 1971

31 March 1995

Lake Jackson

American

Aries

ShakaShaka
(Zulu Emperor)

1787 AD

22 September 1828

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

South African

CaligulaCaligula
(Roman Emperor)

31 August 0012

24 January 0041

Anzio

Ancient Roman

Virgo

Lee Harvey OswaldLee Harvey Oswald

18 October 1939

24 November 1963

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Libra

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
(Brother of President John F. Kennedy)

20 November 1925

06 June 1968

Brookline, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

William McKinleyWilliam McKinley
(President of the U.S.A)

29 January 1843

14 September 1901

Niles

American

Aquarius

CiceroCicero
(Philosopher, Political Theorist)

03 January 0106

07 December 0043

Arpinum, Roman Republic, modern Arpino, Lazio, Italy

Italian,Ancient Roman

Capricorn

Dean CorllDean Corll
(Serial Killer)

24 December 1939

08 August 1973

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

American

Capricorn

Jesse JamesJesse James
(American Outlaw & Gang Leader)

05 September 1847

03 April 1882

Kearney

American

Virgo

Haile SelassieHaile Selassie
(Former Emperor of Ethiopia)

23 July 1892

27 August 1975

Ejersa Goro

Ethiopian

Cancer

James A. GarfieldJames A. Garfield
(President of the U.S.A)

19 November 1831

19 September 1881

Moreland Hills

American

Scorpio

John Wilkes BoothJohn Wilkes Booth
(Assassinated Abraham Lincoln)

10 May 1838

26 April 1865

Bel Air

American

Taurus

John DillingerJohn Dillinger
(Bank Robber)

22 June 1903

22 July 1934

Indianapolis

American

Cancer

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
(General)

05 June 1878

20 July 1923

Durango

Mexican

Gemini

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France
(King of France, King of Navarre)

13 December 1553

14 May 1610

Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

French

Sagittarius

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

27 December 2007

Karachi

Pakistani

Gemini

Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
(Spanish conquistador)

26 June 1478

26 June 1541

Trujillo, Cáceres

Spanish

Cancer

Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
(Explorer)

1474 AD

30 June 1521

Santervás de Campos

Spanish

Griselda BlancoGriselda Blanco
(Drug Trafficker)

15 February 1943

03 September 2012

Cartagena

Colombian

Aquarius

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

21 May 1991

Mumbai

Indian

Leo

Sheikh Mujibur RahmanSheikh Mujibur Rahman
(First Prime Minister of Bangladesh)

17 March 1920

15 August 1975

Tungipara Upazila

Bangladeshi

Pisces

Razia SultanaRazia Sultana
(First Female Sultan of Delhi)

1205 AD

14 October 1240

Indian

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)

25 December 1918

06 October 1981

Mit Abu al-Kum

Egyptian

Capricorn

Sitting BullSitting Bull
(Warrior)

1831 AD

15 December 1890

Grand River

American

DomitianDomitian
(Roman Emperor)

24 October 0051

18 September 0096

Rome

Ancient Roman

Scorpio

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk

22 May 1930

27 November 1978

Woodmere

American

Gemini

Thomas BecketThomas Becket
(Saint)

21 December 1118

29 December 1170

Cheapside

British

Sagittarius

Huey LongHuey Long
(Politician)

30 August 1893

10 September 1935

Winnfield

American

Virgo

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
(Mexican Political figure)

08 August 1879

10 April 1919

Anenecuilco, Mexico

Mexican

Leo

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
(American political activist)

17 February 1942

22 August 1989

Monroe

American

Aquarius

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

19 August 1936

Fuente Vaqueros

Spanish

Gemini

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh
(Warrior)

22 December 1666

07 October 1708

Patna

Indian

Sagittarius

Ahmad Shah MassoudAhmad Shah Massoud
(Former Afghan Military & Political Leader)

02 September 1953

09 September 2001

Bazarak, Panjshir, Afghanistan

Afghan

Virgo

Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
(Archbishop of San Salvador)

15 August 1917

24 March 1980

Ciudad Barrios

Salvadoran

Leo

Medgar EversMedgar Evers

02 July 1925

12 June 1963

Decatur, Mississippi U.S.

American

Cancer

Peter III of RussiaPeter III of Russia
(Emperor of Russia)

21 February 1728

17 July 1762

Kiel

Russian

Pisces

Viola LiuzzoViola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)

11 April 1925

25 March 1965

California, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Aries

Trevor BerbickTrevor Berbick
(Boxer)

01 August 1954

28 October 2006

Port Antonio

Canadian,Jamaican

Leo

John GeoghanJohn Geoghan
(Serial Child Rapist)

04 June 1935

23 August 2003

Boston

American

Gemini

Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)

01 October 1895

17 October 1951

Karnal

Pakistani

Libra

Alexander SeverusAlexander Severus
(Roman Emperor)

01 October 0208

19 March 0235

Arca Caesarea (modern Akkar, Lebanon)

Italian

Libra

Edith SteinEdith Stein
(Philosopher)

12 October 1891

09 August 1942

Wrocław

German

Libra

Juvenal HabyarimanaJuvénal Habyarimana
(President of Rwanda)

08 March 1937

06 April 1994

Ruanda-Urundi

Rwandan

Pisces

Rafic HaririRafic Hariri
(Business tycoon)

01 November 1944

14 February 2005

Sidon

Lebanese

Scorpio

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal)

28 December 1945

01 June 2001

Narayanhity Palace

Nepalese

Capricorn

Anastasio Somoza GarcíaAnastasio Somoza García
(President of Nicaragua)

01 February 1896

29 September 1956

San Marcos, Carazo

Nicaraguan

Aquarius

General Aung SanGeneral Aung San
(Politician)

13 February 1915

19 July 1947

Burmese

Aquarius

Augusto César SandinoAugusto César Sandino
(Nicaraguan revolutionary Leader)

18 May 1895

21 February 1934

Niquinohomo

Nicaraguan

Taurus

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(The person whose assassination sparked the First World War)

18 December 1863

28 June 1914

Graz

Austrian

Sagittarius

Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
(Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty)

0569 AD

11 April 0618

Chinese

AjatasatruAjatasatru
(King)

0492 BC

0460 BC

Rajgir

Indian

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr
(Civil Rights Activist)

15 January 1929

04 April 1968

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

American

Capricorn

John F KennedyJohn F Kennedy
(35th President of the United States)

29 May 1917

22 November 1963

Brookline

American

Gemini

Kumbha of MewarKumbha of Mewar
(Ruler of Mewar)

1433 AD

1468 AD

Indian

Ranasinghe Premadasa Ranasinghe Premadasa
(Third President of Sri Lanka)

23 June 1924

01 May 1993

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan

Cancer

Khalil Al-WazirKhalil al-Wazir
(Palestinian Leader and co-founder of Fatah)

10 October 1935

16 April 1988

Ramla

Palestinian

Libra

Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
(Poet)

14 May 1935

10 May 1975

San Salvador

Salvadoran

Taurus

Yane SandanskiYane Sandanski
(National Hero in Bulgaria)

18 May 1872

22 April 1915

Ottoman Empire

Taurus

Alexandra FeodorovnaAlexandra Feodorovna
(Saint)

06 June 1872

17 July 1918

Darmstadt

German

Gemini

CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
(Last Aztec Emperor)

1495 AD

28 February 1525

Mexican

Gauri LankeshGauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)

29 January 1962

05 September 2017

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Indian

Aquarius

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 January 1929

04 April 1968

American

Capricorn

J. Christopher StevensJ. Christopher Stevens
(politician, lawyer, diplomat)

01 April 1960

11 September 2012

Grass Valley

American

Aries

George TillerGeorge Tiller
(Physician, Officer, Gynaecologist)

08 August 1941

31 May 2009

Wichita

American

Leo

Andrés EscobarAndrés Escobar
(Association football player)

13 March 1967

02 July 1994

Medellín

Colombian

Pisces

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(Anthropologist, Primatologist, Ethologist, Zoologist, Scientist, Academic, Writer)

16 January 1932

26 December 1985

San Francisco

American

Capricorn

Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
(Journalist)

09 March 1950

25 January 1991

Bogota

Colombian

Pisces

Phoolan DeviPhoolan Devi
(Politician, Brigand)

10 August 1963

25 July 2001

Uttar Pradesh

Indian

Leo

Samuel DoeSamuel Doe
(Military personnel)

06 May 1951

09 September 1990

Liberia

Liberian

Taurus

Francisco I. MaderoFrancisco I. Madero
(Politician, Writer, Musician, Military personnel)

30 October 1873

22 February 1913

Parras de la Fuente

Mexican

Scorpio

Venustiano CarranzaVenustiano Carranza
(politician, military personnel)

29 December 1859

21 May 1920

Cuatro Ciénegas

Mexican

Capricorn

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
(Politician)

05 December 1925

17 September 1980

León

Nicaraguan

Sagittarius

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
(Politician, University teacher, Faculty)

08 September 1901

06 September 1966

Amsterdam

South African

Virgo

Pierre LaportePierre Laporte
(Politician, Lawyer, Journalist)

25 February 1921

17 October 1970

Montreal

Canadian

Pisces

Alan BergAlan Berg
(Radio personality, Lawyer, Journalist)

01 January 1934

18 June 1984

Chicago

American

Capricorn

François DarlanFrançois Darlan
(Politician, Military personnel)

07 August 1881

24 December 1942

Nérac

French

Leo

John NewmanJohn Newman
(singer, songwriter, musician)

16 June 1990

Scottland

British,Scottish

Gemini

Chris HaniChris Hani
(Politician)

28 June 1942

10 April 1993

Transkei

South African

Cancer

Orlando LetelierOrlando Letelier
(Politician, Diplomat)

13 April 1932

21 September 1976

Temuco

Chilean

Aries

Johnson Aguiyi-IronsiJohnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
(Politician)

03 March 1924

29 July 1966

Umuahia

Nigerian

Pisces

Antonio José de SucreAntonio José de Sucre
(Politician)

03 February 1795

04 June 1830

Cumaná

Bolivian,Spanish,Venezuelan

Aquarius

Abubakar Tafawa BalewaAbubakar Tafawa Balewa
(Former Prime Minister of Nigeria)

01 October 1912

15 January 1966

Bauchi, Nigeria

Nigerian

Libra

Agathe UwilingiyimanaAgathe Uwilingiyimana
(Politician)

23 May 1953

07 April 1994

Ruanda-Urundi

Rwandan

Gemini

Ruth FirstRuth First
(Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer, Journalist, Martyr, Political activist)

04 May 1925

17 August 1982

Johannesburg

South African

Taurus

Ahmadu BelloAhmadu Bello
(Politician)

12 June 1910

15 January 1966

Rabbah bar Nahmani

Nigerian

Gemini

George BrownGeorge Brown
(politician, publisher, journalist)

29 November 1818

09 May 1880

Alloa

Canadian

Sagittarius

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