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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

In which countries there were duels taking place ? Wes this an obligation to accept the duel according to a law ?

Update:

Was this an obligation ?

To accept a duel i mean .

It seems quite unfair .

Nowaday it looks there are people killed without knowing by who knows who 

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    The Burr–Hamilton duel was a duel fought at Weehawken, New Jersey, between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury. The Burr–Hamilton duel is one of the most famous personal conflicts in American history. It was a pistol duel which arose from long-standing personal bitterness that developed between the two men over the course of several years. Tension rose with Hamilton's journalistic defamation of Burr's character during the 1804 New York gubernatorial race, in which Burr was a candidate.

    The duel was fought at a time when the practice was being outlawed in the northern United States, and it had immense political ramifications. Burr survived the duel and was indicted for murder in both New York and New Jersey, though these charges later were either dismissed or resulted in acquittal. The harsh criticism and animosity directed toward Burr following the duel brought an end to his political career.

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