See also:Henry III., was
See also:born at Sorbon in the
See also:Ardennes, and became a Dominican friar .
See also:Civil war was raging in France, and
See also:Clement became an ardent
See also:partisan of the
See also:League; his mind appears to have become unhinged by religious fanaticism, and he talked of exterminating the heretics, and formed a plan to kill Henry III . His project was encouraged by some of the heads of the League; he was assured of temporal rewards if he succeeded, and of eternal
See also:bliss if he failed . Having obtained letters for the king, he
See also:Paris on the 31st of
See also:July 1589, and reached St
See also:Cloud, the headquarters of Henry, who was besieging Paris . On the following
See also:day he was admitted to the royal presence, and presenting his letters he told the king that he had an important and confidential
See also:message to deliver . The attend-ants then withdrew, and while Henry was
See also:reading the letters Clement mortally wounded him with a
See also:dagger which had been concealed beneath his cloak . The assassin was at once killed by the attendants who rushed in, and Henry died early on thefollowing day . Clement's
See also:body was afterwards quartered and burned . This deed, however, was viewed with far different feelings in Paris and by the partisans of the League, the murderer being regarded as a
See also:martyr and extolled by
See also:Sixtus V., while even his
See also:canonization was discussed . See E .
See also:Lavisse, Histoire de France, tome vi . (Paris, 1904) .
FRANCOIS CLEMENT (1714-1793)
MUZIO CLEMENTI (c. 1751-1832)
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