RMWHAPNN–Francois Ravaillac. By an unknown Franco Flemish artist. RAVAILLAC, FRANCOIS (1578-1610), the assassin of Henry IV. of France, was born near Angoulme. He was of humble origin and began life as a valet de chambre, but afterwards became a lawyer and also teacher of a school. After having been imprisoned by his creditors, he sought admission to the recently founded order of Feuillants, but after a short probation was dismissed as a visionary. An application for admission to the Society of Jesus was equally unsuccessful in 1606. His disappointments fostered a fanatical temperament, and rumours
RMFJ9KK5–Giant Assassin Bug (Platymeris sp.) at rest on tree trunk, Mathews Mountains, Kenya, October
RMWHAD9Y–Marcus Brutus. Brutus, Marcus Junius Roman assassin, conspirator, and politician; fought alongside Pompey the Great and against Julius Caesar at battle of Pharsalus 048b, but defeated and pardoned by Caesar; governor of Cisalpine Gaul 046b; praetor 044b; with Decimus Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, led successful assassination conspiracy against Julius Caesar 044b; upon popular uprising against conspirators, fled to Macedonia and raised army 044b, with support of senate; joined Cassius in opposition to Mark Antony and Octavian, but defeated at battle of Philippi 042b; suicide 085b-042b . .
RMDE08AG–Monument to the Hitler assassin George Elser, corner Wilhelmstraße - An der Kolonnade in Berlin