Pierre Barrière

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Pierre Barrière (died August 31, 1593) was a would-be assassin of King Henry IV of France.

Barrière attempted an assassination of Henry IV on 27 August 1593, he was denounced by a Dominican priest to whom he had confessed. He was executed on 31 August 1593 by breaking on the wheel and dismemberment.


  • 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.