Clément, Jacques zhäk klāmäN´ [key], 1567–89, French Dominican monk, assassin of Henry III of France. An adherent of the League , he thought Henry a danger to the Church because of his recognition of a Protestant successor. Clément was killed by the king's attendants immediately after the stabbing.
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