October 13 1815: Murat Executed

 
On October 13 1815, Joachim Murat, the former King of Naples and former Marshal of France, is executed before a firing squad. It is said that he gave the order to shoot saying: “Soldiers! Do your duty! Straight to the heart but spare the face. FIRE!”

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