Some people have dramatic deaths while the rest simply fade away. Then there are those who pass away due to embarrassing circumstances.
This Greek philosopher is world-renowned for his theories and had many followers during his time. According to legend, he jumped into a volcano because he wanted his supporters to think that his body would disappear and he would be among them soon after, but as a God. One of his shoes flew out of the volcano and revealed his deceit.
2. Pyrrhus of Epirus
When this man was entering Argos atop an elephant after losing a battle, an elderly woman threw a tile at him. Needless to say, he was stunned after which a foot soldier stabbed him.
3. Eleazar Maccabeus
Maccabeus was fighting a battle in 163 B.C. when he thought he saw the enemy atop his elephant a few feet away. He ran towards the two and stabbed the animal in the stomach. The elephant died and fell on Maccabeus who, in turn, died on impact. What’s more, the man riding the elephant was not the enemy.
4. Emperor Valerian
Emperor Valerian was quite a disaster as far as rulers are concerned. He was solely responsible for the downfall of the western empire and the loss of a significant battle at the time. Shapur got tired of the emperor and started using him as a footstool to humiliate him. Once he was done, Shapur had the emperor skinned and stuffed with straw.
5. Humphrey de Bohun
Humphrey was a powerful man during 1323 A.D. However, he made the mistake of going against The King who decided to punish him. A battled ensued and one of the soldiers from the other side thrust upwards when the man was standing on a bridge. The pike went through the man’s anus and into his intestines.
6. King Edward II
King Edward II was not too popular amongst the elite sections of the English society at the time. He also had clandestine relationships with other men and when his wife found out- she decided to have him killed. The King was asleep in bed when a hot poker was inserted into his anus.
This Indian Mughal was passionate about art and astronomy and when he was coming back from the library one day, he heard the prayer call. As he was kneeling down, he lost his balance, fell down the stairs and hit his head on a sharp rock.
8. Arthur Aston
This professional soldier lost a leg in an accident after which he used a wooden leg. When his town was targeted, he told the soldiers that he was ready to surrender. However, they felt that he had hidden gold in the wooden leg so they pulled it out and beat him up with it.
9. Julien Offray de La Mettrie
This man was passionate about three things- play, eating and sex. He based his life on this rule and believed that one should die in self-gratification. He died after eating an excess of truffle pate at a dinner held in his honor.
10. Bandō Mitsugorō VIII
Bandō Mitsugorō VIII was a well known and treasured actor in Japan at one time. This talented man decided to eat the liver of a fish which is toxic, if ingested. Nobody knows why he did this but it is said that he claimed that he would not die and ate it happily. He died in 7 hours.