The fates of the most infamous assassins

John Wilkes Booth -
John Wilkes Booth is one of the most infamous personalities in American history books.

Nathuram Godse -
Mahatma Gandhi, known the world over as the epitome of a pacifist, was largely responsible for India gaining independence from England in 1947.

Mark David Chapman -
John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, killed not only one of the most influential musicians of modern history, but also a classic novel in the process.

Charles Guiteau -
Guiteau was long thought by his family to be insane, and after his hanging his brain was preserved for scientific analysis. 

Edward Oxford -
While no one was harmed in the shooting, least of all the queen, Oxford was nonetheless arrested and charged with treason.

Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme -
Twelve years later, Fromme caught wind of Manson being sick, and successfully broke out of prison to try and go see him. 

Gavrilo Princip -
World War I began after Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria, was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.

Lee Harvey Oswald -
On November 22, 1963, while riding in a blue convertible through Dallas, Texas, John F. Kennedy was shot in the head in front of thousands of people. 

Violet Gibson -
Although Gibson was at close range when she fired her pistol, the first shot only grazed the fascist’s nose, and the second shot backfired.

Leon Czolgosz -
Leon Czolgosz, a steelworker involved with the New York anarchist movement, was executed via the electric chair shortly after McKinley’s passing.

Brutus -
In one of the most famous assassination stories in history, Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by his close friend and advisor Marcus Junius Brutus.

Giuseppe Zangara -
Giuseppe Zangara, an Italian-born bricklayer, made an attempt on President Franklin Roosevelt’s life one day in February 1933. 

Claus von Stauffenberg -
A year before Hitler took his own life, his reign of terror almost ended in a quite different manner.

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