politics & history 26 Politicians Who Were Assassinated  

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Unfortunately, many prominent politicians have been assassinated due to political and personal reasons. Several famous presidents, mayors and senators have been murdered. Most of these politicians were killed because of their political stances, but some were murdered because of a beef with someone they knew. One famous politician was killed during an assassination attempt of a president-elect.

Who is the most famous politician who was murdered? John F. Kennedy tops our list. John F. Kennedy died on November 22, 1963, at age 46, after being shot in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination. His brother Robert F. Kennedy died on June 6, 1968, at age 42, after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles. Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, at age 56, after being shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.

Anton Cermak died on March 6, 1933, at age 59, after being shot during an assassination attempt on President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. Harvey Milk died on November 27, 1978, at age 48, after being shot by supervisor Dan White in San Francisco. George Moscone was also killed in that same attack.

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Politicians Who Were Assassinated
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John F. Kennedy died on November 22, 1963, at age 46, after being shot in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination.

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Age: Died at 46 (1917-1963)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Military Officer, Author, Writer

Credits: A Profile in Courage, The Sixties, The Age of Kennedy, Part I: The Early Years

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Politicians Who Were Assassinated
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Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, at age 56, after being shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.

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Age: Died at 56 (1809-1865)

Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Credits: The Perfect Tribute, Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary, A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Politicians Who Were Assassinated
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Robert F. Kennedy died on June 6, 1968, at age 42, after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles.

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Age: Died at 43 (1925-1968)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, Primary, Free to Rock, President Kennedy's Birthday Salute

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#39 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#17 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Harvey Milk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Politicians Who Were Assassinated
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Harvey Milk died on November 27, 1978, at age 48, after being shot by supervisor Dan White in San Francisco.

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Age: Died at 48 (1930-1978)

Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician

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