Hand, Robert – Assassination by Electional Astrology

In August of 1259 C.E. Ezzelino da Romano embarked on what prove to be his last campaign to conquer all of northern Italy. Ezzelino was cruel tyrant who was responsible, if we believe the chronicles, for the deaths of many innocent people who merely got in his way. Before he embarked on is campaign, he consulted his astrologers to choose a time for his troops to begin the march. The result was – he was shot with an arrow in his foot, captured by his enemy, and died in prison under dubious circumstances shortly thereafter. There is considerable evidence that his astrologers may have intentionally picked a bad election chart so that he would fall.