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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Unusual Deaths

Aeschylus was a famous Greek dramatist who died in 456 BC.
A prediction that he would be killed by a blow from heaven
came true when an eagle carrying a tortoise dropped it on his

King Alexander of Greece
He died after being bitten by his pet monkey in 1920.

Francis Bacon
This Elizabethan philosopher caught a chill while trying to deep-freeze a chicken by stuffing it with snow. He died in 1626.

Hilaire Belloc
Although bornin France, Hilaire Balloc was an English writer and member of parliament. He died in 1953 after a burning coal fell out of his fire and set him ablaze.

Jerome Carden
Carden was an Italian Physician, mathematician and astrologer. He starved himself to death in 1576 that his own prediction of his death would come true.

Madeleine-Sophie Blanchard
Madame Blanchard was the widow of pioneer balloonist jean-Pierre Blanchard. She was killed in Paris in 1989, when fireworks set fire to her balloon.

Lord Carnarvon
Carnarvon was an amateur Egyptologist who financed the excavation of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. Several months after opening the tomb, Carnarvon died suddenly from a mosquito bite. This began the legend of the curse of Tutankhamen.

Isadora Duncan
This American dancer was strangled in 1927 by her scarf. It became caught in the wheel of a Bugatti sports car in which she was a passenger.

Anton Dvorak
The Czech composer died in 1904 of a chill which he caught while train-spotting.

Harry Houdini (Erich Weiss)
Houdini was a famous escapologist who claimed he could withstand being punched in the stomach. He died in 1926 – after being punched in the stomach.

William Huskisson
Huskisson was a British member of parliament. He was run down by a train during the opening of the first railway in 1830.

Frederick, Prince of Wales
Frederick was the son of George II and heir to the British throne. He died in 1751 after being hit by a cricket ball.

Jean-Baptiste Lully
This Italian – French composer died in 1687 after accidentally stabbing his foot with a stick while beating time. The short conductor’s baton came into use soon afterwards.

Thomas Midgley
Midgley was an American inventor who was strangled in 1944 by a machine he had invented to help him move after contracting polio. He invented three products that have since been found to be environmentally harmful: lead in petrol, CFCs in fridges and aerosols, and the insecticide DDT.

Prince Philippe
Prince Philippe, heir to the Frensh throne, was killed when his horse tripped over a pig in the streets of Paris in 1131.

Pliny the Elder
Roman writer Pliny was choked by the fumes of the erupting volcano Vesuvius in AD 79.

Sir Thomas Urquhart
Urquhart was the Scottish author of books with extraordinary titles such as Logopandecteision. He died laughing when told of the Restoration of Charles II in 1660.
William III
This British king died in 1701, after a fall when his horse stumbled over a molehill. His opponents drank a toast to the mole, calling it “The little gentlemen in black velvet”.

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