An attempt at the assassination of Cromwell by Miles Sindercombe added to the general feeling of anxiety and unrest.
After Galeazzo Marias assassination, his crown passed to a boy, Gian Galeazzo, who was in due course married to a grand-daughter of Ferdinand I.
The tsar, Alexander III., under the impression of the assassination of his father, desired, however, the renewal of the Dreikaiserbund, both as a guarantee of European peace and as a conservative league against revolutionary parties.
The matter was allowed to drop for a time, and the assassination of Caesar prevented any final decision being pronounced.
Six months after the assassination of Aurelian he was chosen by the senate to succeed him, and the choice was cordially ratified by the army.