Besme, also called Behmef, real name apparently Charles Dianovitz (Karel z Janovic), was a Bohemian in the pay of the Duke of Guise, is recorded as the assassin of Protestant leader Gaspard de Coligny in 1572, using either a dagger or a "big sword". The assassin group called itself Picards de Bohème.
Later subsequently was made prisoner while warring against the Protestants of Saintonges, who put him to death.
Once mentioned in "Les Trois Mousquetaires".
- Les trois mousquetaires; edited and annotated, for use in colleges and schools, by F. C. Sumichrast International modern language series. 1889. // Biographical and Qeographical Note
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