Assassinations taken place at a WHS having killed one or more notable persons.

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Archaeological Site of Aigai Philip II of Macedonia was assassinated at the age of 46 in 336BC in the Theatre. See -
Canterbury (The Crypt) St Thomas Becket (Dec 29 1170)
Chief Roi Mata's Domain Roy Mata was poisened by his brother.
Danube Limes Carnuntum (ID No 31): In 260, during the reign of Gallienus (253-268), the Carnuntine troops proclaimed the governor of Pannonia superior, Regalianus, as counter-emperor; however, he was not recognised by the Senate in Rome. His influence also never grew beyond the limes strip between Carnuntum and Brigetio. During his short reign he had coins minted with his image and that of his wife Sulpicia Dryantilla, some of which were found in Carnuntum. Only six months later, both were murdered by their own soldiers.
Florence Ponte Vecchio : "A stone with an inscription from Dante (Paradiso xvi. 140-7) records the spot at the entrance to the bridge where Buondelmonte de' Buondelmonti was murdered by the Amidei clan in 1215, which began the urban fighting of the Guelfs and Ghibellines."
Fontainebleau Marchese Gian Rinaldo Monaldeschi (10 February 1657)
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings "On August 15, 1914, a servant at Taliesin went on a murderous rampage, setting fire to the private living quarters of Taliesin and killing seven people."
Great Spa Towns of Europe German philosopher Theodor Lessing was murdered in Mariánské Lázně. "On 30 August 1933 he was working in his study on the first floor at the Villa Edelweiss (today at Třebízského 33) when he was shot through the window by assassins. He died the next day at the hospital in Marienbad."
Kaesong At Sonjuk Bridge famed Confucian scholar and statesman Jeong, Mong-ju was murdered for his refusal to betray the Goryeo Dynasty. His death marks the end of the Goryeo Dynasty, and the emergence of Joseon. - wiki & nomination file
Kasbah of Algiers Salim at-Toumi, the emir of the city of Algiers, was strangled in his bath in 1516 during the Capture of Algiers. The assassination was ordered by Oruç (or Arudj) Barbarossa, because Salim was conspiring with the Spaniards against him and the pirates.
Lima Pizarro's Palace (Now Government Palace in the main square) - Pizarro (June 26 1541)
Loire Valley (Ch?teau de Blois) Henry I, Duke of Guise (December 23, 1588)
Lyon President of France Sadi Carnot outside the Palais de la Bourse 24 Jun 1894
Matobo Hills Assassination of Mlimo by Frederick Russell Burnham in one of the Matobo caves in 1896
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park "During a field campaign in the Huanchaca National Park in 1986 he and several other scientists discovered a cocaine factory in the Bolivian forest. Kempff Mercado and most of the scientists were killed by the criminals. The Huanchaca National Park was renamed in 1988 as Noel Kempff Mercado National Park." (wiki)
Paramaribo (Courtyard of Fort Zeelandia) 15 Opposition leaders ("Decembermoorden" Dec 8 1982)
Persian Garden In 1852 Amir Kabir, the Qajar Chancellor (widely considered to be "Iran's first reformer", a modernizer who was "unjustly struck down" as he attempted to bring "gradual reform" to Iran. As the prime-minister, he also ordered the killing of many Babis and the execution of the founder of the movement, the Báb), was murdered at the bath in the Fin Garden by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah. See -
Prague (Saint) John of Nepomuk was thrown into the river from Charles Bridge (1393). Plus First Defenestration (1419), resulting in the death of several people including the Mayor. Plus: Cernin Palace - the Czech Foreign Ministry. 10 Mar 1948 Jan Masaryk (the only non communist in the Soviet installed government) was found dead in the courtyard under the bathroom window. At the time it was claimed to be a "suicide". Subsequent investigations have been unclear but the probability is assassination.
Quito Cathedral: the murder of the Bishop of Quito, José Ignacio Checa y Barba, who during the mass of Good Friday on 30 March 1877 was poisoned with strychnine dissolved in the consecrated wine. (wiki)
Rome (Forum near East Portico) Julius Caesar (Mar 15 44BC)
Siena "Among the most notable members of the Tolomei family was Pia Tolomei, who lived in the thirteenth century. In 1295, however, she was supposedly murdered by her Guelph husband from the Maremma, who wished to remarry. Her story was popular in the 19th century as a symbol of faithfulness to principles in the face of treachery and self-interest. Gaetano Donizetti made her the subject of his tragic opera, "Pia de' Tolomei". She was initially immortalized by Dante, who encounters her in Purgatory:"
Spissky Hrad and Levoca In a lurid sequence of events in 1700, the mayor of Levoca was accidentally wounded by a local nobleman during a hunt, generating a series of revenge attacks, finally resulting in the murder of the mayor, Karol Kramler, a Saxon magistrate.
St. Petersburg (Yusupov Palace) Rasputin (Dec 16 1916)
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier Chandigarh. Assassination of the Chief Minister of Punjab outside the Secretariat building in Aug 1995
Tower of London The Princes Edward and Richard (1483)
Urbino "In the night between 21 and 22 July 1444 [Oddantonio da Montefeltro, the first duke of Urbino,] was killed by conspirators in the Ducal Palace, together with his counsellors Manfredo dei Pio da Carpi and Tommaso di Guido dell'Agnello."
Vatican City Numerous famous assassinations (real of suspected), the last one being on May 4 1998, when the head of the Swiss Guard, Alois Estermann, his wife and a vice-corporal, Cedric Tornay, have been found dead killed by shotgun. The circumstances of this killing are still subjected to many speculations.
Westminster (Westminster Palace) British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons (1812); British MP Airey Neve was assassinated by IRA terrorists in the Palace of Westminster Mar 1979
White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal Prince Andrei Bugolyubsky - "Great Prince Andrei spent 17 years of his reign in Bogolyubovo before he was murdered in 1174." (wiki)


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