The assassination of Henry IV, King of France, 1610: a tumultuous scene on the streets of Paris, in which the King's coach is stuck in traffic and the assassin fatally wounds the King in his coach. Etching by J. and C. Luyken.
- Luiken, Caspar, 1672-1708.
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Henry IV (1553-1610), the first of the Bourbon dynasty, concluded the French Wars of Religion. He was stabbed to death by François Ravaillac, who was scandalized by the King's traffic with heretics. Ravaillac stabbed the King as his coach was caught in a Paris traffic jam. After his assassination, Marie de Medici became Regent for their son Louis XIII