Saturday, August 19, 2006

The most dramatic assassination of all time?

Whilst chanel surfing this afternoon I came across the 1963 film Cleopatra - the one with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. Amongst the scenes shwon was the assassination of Julius Caesar and I remembered my recent comment on Cally's Kitchen:

I think I've seen this discussed elsewhere but has there ever been as dramatic an assassination as Caesar's?

Just think about it - the undisputed ruler of a Great Power is murdered in the legislature itself by legislators. It would be like Congressmen murdering Bush when he goes to deliver the State of the Union address.

Has any other leader been killed in so dramatic fashion by the political leaders of the day at the centre of power?
Can anyone think of one?


bigblue said...


Paul Burgin said...

Sadat's murder perhaps! The attempted assasination of Pope John Paul II in St Peter's Square had an electrifying effect for a variety of reasons. But in direct comparison to Ceasar's murder, then no.

thejamesdixon said...


The assassination of the 'assassin'


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