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Clement Jacques

Clement, Jacques, was born at Sorbonne in 1566, and entered the Dominican order. When Henry III. was besieging the Catholic League in Paris, he conceived the idea of assassinating the king, and his fanaticism was encouraged by the Duke of Mayenne. On August 1. 1589, he obtained admission to the palace on pretence of handing a letter to Henry, whom he stabbed to the heart, being cut down himself on the spot by the royal attendants.