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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.[1]

Once mentioned in "Les Trois Mousquetaires".

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This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "article name needed". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne. 

  1. ^ 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