Top 10 Most Important Assassinations of the History

By | September 26, 2013

The most unique feature about this list is that the people who feature in this list are mostly politicians and are the people who had the ability and the will to change the world! But this was not what some people wanted! Most of these assassinations are due to the fact that these people are different from the other influential people and might just have taken some decisions that did not go as per the plan or requirements of somebody! Once your requirement has not been met by the person, you ought to take some revenge on that person and mostly it is done by assassinating the person.  History has seen many such events were the most important people were attacked and killed. Here is a list of the top 10 most important assassinations of the History!

1. Archduke Franz Ferdinand

 Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand is of extreme importance because it triggered something that changed the course of the history of the world. The Archduke was not specifically a very important person but the assassination of Serbian militants led to the first attacks of the First World War on Serbia, the War that killed nearly 15 million people.

2. Abraham Lincoln

 Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was arguably one of the most important persons to be assassinated in the history of the world. The man took the main steps that led to the abolition of slavery and it is even said that the Civil War that America went through would not have been existent if Lincoln would have been alive.

3. Mahatma Gandhi

 Mahatma Gandhi

The Father of the Nation is arguably the most important assassination in the history of India. The man was assassinated after he had already achieved his goal of giving India freedom but still the loss of his intellects was of great cost to the Indians.

4. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader who had united the black community under one logo and was fighting for them. The entire Civil War that was going through was completely dependent on Martin. But with his assassination, the leadership was gone and so grew the militants resulting in things that can be termed as shame.

5. Tsar Alexander II, Russia

 Tsar Alexander II, Russia

The Tsar Alexander II of Russia was one of the most important assassinations in the history of Russia as well as the world. When the Tsar was assassinated he was on the verge of establishing democracy in this country. If that would have happened communism would not have existed in Russia and who knows the World Wars might just have vanished!

6. Julius Caesar

 Julius Caesar: Top 10 Most Important Assassinations of the History

The assassination of the greatest general of Rome and at the same time the first ever king by his own people, his friends and his senators can very well be distinguished as one of the most heinous assassinations as the event threw the Roman empire in a state of utter chaos and degeneration.

7. John F. Kennedy

 John F. Kennedy

John H. Kennedy was the youngest American president to be assassinated. Among all the presidents, 10 have been attacked and among them 4 had succumbed to death. But the assassination of Kennedy was one of the most disheartening events that led American into a zone of misery. According to many historians, Kennedy could have done a lot provided he could have worked.

8. Indira Gandhi

 Indira Gandhi

Many people believe that Indira Gandhi was not one of the most favored politicians in the history of India  Politics but let me tell you she was one of the most influential ones of her times. She had a vision of talking India much ahead of what we were at that point of time. But according to the sad part of the story, the leader was assassinated by her bodyguards.

9. Reinhard Heydrich

 Reinhard Heydrich

The man is not known to the common man as he is not found min the History books where the only Nazi name that comes through more often than not is the name of Hitler. But believe me the people who have read the history of the Second World War must know the fact that this man could have made it in Germany if he had not been assassinated by the Czech protestors in the year 1942 in the city of Prague.

10. Benazir Bhutto

 Benazir Bhutto

Although the political lady of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto was outside Pakistan and its politics directly but she was still one of the most important and influential people in the politics of Pakistan. She was assassinated in the year 2007 by a bunch of terrorists who had some grievances against her for her radical methods. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has left Pakistan in a difficult position to get out of.

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