Gaining fame and recognition is an ideal idea but at times it can end up in violence. History has seen assassination of quite a number of personalities from various arenas. Such inhuman activities are not carried out for one particular reason but for becoming famous, revenge, detestation, envy, hostility, controversial issues etc. Let be the reason anything but these insanity has always left an effect on the pages of record changing the course of history. The result of these so called assassinations was the great lose that the nation and the society had to undergo.
List of Top 10 Most Famous Assassinations
- John F Kennedy
- Franz Ferdinand
- Julius caeser
- Abraham Lincoln
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Malcolm X
- Indira Gandhi
- John Lennon
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Alexander Litvinenko
Top 10 Most Important Assassinations In History
10. Alexander Litvinenko
Alexander was Russian Federal security services (FSB) agent. He was once arrested for exceeding his limits of authority at work. After many controversies he moved to London with his family and sent to asylum; he end up becoming writer there. He was hospitalized on 1st November 2006 for illness from radiation and he passes away on 23rd November 2006. That incident got worldwide broadcasting as there were many disputes about his end; no one was condemned for his life but Russian government was assumed guilty.
9. Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was intense political leader of India while British rule. He broadens the voice for non-violence, civil rights and freedom. His leadership left the mark on politics and his acts of Hindu-Muslim while partition caused him his life. Many people didn’t appreciate his way of working. On 30th January 1948 he was gunned down by Nathuram Godese on the road in Delhi when he was coming back from prayer meeting. According to him Gandhi was responsible for weakening India by supporting Pakistan moderately.
8. John Lennon
John Lennon was British rock n pop musician. He was one of the famous founders of the band Beatles. He was covered with so much fame by his music and rebellious spirit and also with controversies by dogmatic and peace activism. His thoughts were not liked by many. He was in New York when he was shot four times by a man on the road. The assassin Mark David Chapman surrendered himself right there and the reason behind killing is still unclear.
7. Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi was the 2nd Prime Minister of India who attempted intensely for creating modernization in India. Her heroic works are still in the heart of people. She was the only prime minister of India who declared a ‘state of emergency’ considering ‘rule by decree’ and imprisoned after it. She was shot by her own two Sikh body-guards in the end of her last speech. Satwant singh and Beant singh who surrendered later were hanged. It was terrible loss for India.
6. Malcolm X
Malcolm X was the American Black Muslim Minister and human right activist who was also identified as Malcolm little. He was considered as the most influenced and brilliant working black American. He was the member of nation of Islam who advocated black and white separation. He headed the Black power movement. He was shot 16 times by three members of Nation of Islam; who were later imprisoned.
5. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther was one of the main leaders behind American civil right moment. His fight for racism was remarkable. He was the youngest person who archived Nobel peace award. His acts for making his nation unite, without any war or racism rewarded with him great appreciation. He was shot by a white man who was against civil movement who later sentenced for 99 years in lockup.
4. Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest names of history. He was the 16th president of United States. He led his nation appreciatively from civil war, moral crisis and many more. His efforts of removing slavery and modernizing his nation by improving economic health were terrific. John Wilkes booth turned mad of his act for supporting African American’s freedom. He planned to shot him in the head and succeeded. Booth escaped after that but shot down after some days.
3. Julius Caeser
Julius caeser was the Roman general and royal political emperor in 1st century BC. He was behind the transformation of Roman Republic into Roman Empire. He was one of the dictators who dominated roman politics by their own political alliance. He desired to bequeath powers to people but many Romans didn’t appreciate his thoughts and made plan to stab ceaser in theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March. He was gravely stabbed by many senators. The blood spilling assassination triggered termination to Roman Republic.
2. France Ferdinand
Francer Ferdinand was the Archduke of Austria. This royal prince was the wealthiest men in Austria. He and his wife were shot down by conspirators as the reason behind to combined all the states invaded by Austria- Hungary. His end was considered to be the main spur of World War I. After he is gone the instant reaction comes out as the war between Austria-hungry against Serbia.
1. John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th president of United States. He was the military commander at times of World War II. This democratic ruler played great role in 20th century. His presidency was filled with bunch of events like civil war, Cuban missile crisis, space race, berlin wall event and many more. His assassination was great loss for US, he was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald but there were no perfect evidence found that he was alone. Even after many investigations it is a mystery of conspiracy till today.