List of assassinated serving ambassadors

This is a list of assassinated serving ambassadors.[1][2]

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Ambassador Post Place Country Date of death Killed by
Max Stewart French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Rivoli   Venice July 3, 1541 killed by Venetian Imperial Guard
Alexander Griboyedov Russian Ambassador to Persia Tehran   Persia February 11, 1829 killed by Iranian mob
Clemens von Ketteler German Ambassadors to China Beijing   China June 20, 1900 killed by Boxer rebel
Grigoriy Schterbina Russian diplomat to Turkey Kosovo Vilayet   Ottoman Empire April 10, 1903 killed by Albanian corporal
Wilhelm von Mirbach German Ambassador to Russia Moscow   Russian SFSR June 6, 1918 killed by Left Socialist Revolutionaries
Pyotr Voykov Soviet Ambassadors to Poland Warsaw   Poland June 7, 1927 killed by Boris Kowerda
Henry Gurney United Kingdom High Commissioner in Malaya Fraser's Hill   Malaya October 6, 1951 killed by Malayan Communist Party
John Mein United States Ambassador to Guatemala Guatemala City   Guatemala August 28, 1968 killed by Rebel Armed Forces
Karl von Spreti West German Ambassador to Guatemala May 4, 1970
Vladimir Rolović Yugoslav Ambassador to Sweden Stockholm   Sweden April 15, 1971 killed by Croatian National Resistance
Joaquin Zenteno Anaya Bolivian Ambassador to France Paris   France April 15, 1971 killed by Hugo Banzer regime
Germain Mba Gabonese Ambassador to Japan Libreville   Gabon November 5, 1971 killed by African mercenaries led by Bob Denard
Cleo Noel United States Ambassador to Sudan Khartoum   Sudan February 3, 1973 killed by Black September
Rodger Davies United States Ambassador to Cyprus Nicosia   Cyprus August 19, 1974 killed by EOKA B
İsmail Erez Turkish Ambassador to France Paris   France October 24, 1975 killed by Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia
Daniş Tunalıgil Turkish Ambassador to Austria Vienna   Austria October 11, 1975 killed by Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide
Christopher Ewart-Biggs United Kingdom Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland Dublin   Ireland June 21, 1976 killed by Provisional Irish Republican Army
Carlos Abdala Uruguayan Ambassador to Paraguay Asunción   Paraguay November 5, 1976 killed by Croatian Revolutionary Brotherhood
Francis Meloy United States Ambassador to Lebanon Beirut   Lebanon June 16, 1976 killed by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Taha Carım Turkish Ambassador to Holy See Rome   Italy June 9, 1977 killed by Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide
Adolph Dubs United States Ambassador to Afghanistan Kabul   Afghanistan February 14, 1979 killed by Settam-e-Melli
Richard Sykes United Kingdom Ambassador to the Netherlands Hague   Netherlands March 22, 1979 killed by Provisional Irish Republican Army
Archibald Gardner Dunn South African Ambassador to El Salvador San Salvador   El Salvador October 8, 1980 killed by Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí
Louis Delamare French Ambassador to Lebanon Beirut   Lebanon September 5, 1981 killed by Pro-Iranian hitmen
Shlomo Argov Israel Ambassador to the United Kingdom London   United Kingdom February 24, 2003
(Assassination June 3, 1982)
killed by Abu Nidal Organization
Galip Balkar Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia Belgrade   Yugoslavia March 9, 1983 killed by Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide
Lee Gye-cheol South Korean Ambassador to Burma Rangoon   Burma October 9, 1983 killed by North Korean agents
Saleh Mehdi Amash Iraqi Ambassador to Finland Helsinki   Finland January 30, 1985 killed by Baathist Iraqi agents
Arnold Raphel United States Ambassador to Pakistan Bahawalpur   Pakistan August 17, 1988 plane crash
Pedro Manuel de Aristegui Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon Beirut   Lebanon April 16, 1989 killed by a rocket
Alfredo Enrique Vargas-Hirsch Venezuelan Ambassador to Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica   Jamaica November 6, 1997 Shot and killed in his apartment[3]
Michael Courtney Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi Bujumbura   Burundi December 29, 2003 killed by National Forces of Liberation
J. Christopher Stevens United States Ambassador to Libya Benghazi   Libya September 11, 2012 killed by Ansar al-Sharia
Jamal al-Jamal Palestinian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Prague   Czech Republic January 1, 2014 killed by a bomb
Andrei Karlov Russian Ambassador to Turkey Ankara   Turkey December 19, 2016 killed by Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş
Kyriakos Amiridis Greek Ambassador to Brazil Nova Iguaçu   Brazil December 26, 2016 killed by Sérgio Moreira

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Ambassadors Killed in the Line of Duty". Associated Press. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-09-12.
  2. ^ "How many U.S. Ambassadors have been killed by militants?". Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs United States Department of State.
  3. ^ "Venezuelan Ambassador Killed". Associated Press. 1997-11-06. Retrieved 2020-01-03.