Strange cases monarchs death
We will talk about the monarch, who died in an original and sometimes quite silly.
Scottish James II, 1460: Gun
James II became king in six years after the death of his father Jacob I, who went to the other world helped ungrateful relatives, also thirsting throne. I know indignant, conspirators arrested and executed, and almost child enthroned. The baby grew up not for years smart and grip, on reaching adulthood actively took up the restructuring of the army. Yes so successful that in a few years conquered all the fortresses captured by the British back.
Yakov was an avid fan of artillery and personally supervised the introduction of new guns and firing techniques. The latter remain under the control of England fortress - Roxburgh Castle - besieged in August 1460 th. 29 nine-Jacob stood at the gun "Lion" and directed gunfire, but a volley after the team never came - "Lion" just exploded. Gun fragments, according to the testimony of Robert Lindsay, hit the royal gun and riddled him.
Charles VIII of, France, 1448: doorframe
The Castle of Amboise, April 7, 1498. On a clear day, the Sabbath, on the eve of Palm Sunday, 27-year-old king after the meal down to the castle moat - hence it was clearly seen a tennis match, passing near the walls. Together with his wife, Anne of Brittany monarch walking through the gallery on the way to the exit. The doorway has a low height, and Carl leaned insufficient and badly hit the top of the opening bar. King fell and lost consciousness, bleeding. However, it seemed that everything had passed. A few minutes later the monarch came to, got up and was able to go down to the game. Charles VIII's head has not stopped spinning, but the monarch firmly finished watching the match to end. Going back to the castle, he fell again, lost his senses and speech. The servants of the king moved in and placed on a hastily found the mattress. Nine hours later he was struggling between unconsciousness and wakefulness, I tried to say something. Death was recorded by a stroke.
Greece King Alexander I, 1920: monkey bite
After the First World War, the British gave to his ally, the Greek king Alexander I of purebred shepherd named Fritz. The monarch was very fond of the dog and almost never parted with him. October 2, 1920 Fritz broke a huge mirror in the palace estate Tata, than pretty upset eminent master. However, the king was young and easily appeased, and soon friends the couple went for a walk in the garden, where the gardener's house was located in the far corner. He held two trained monkeys, one of which suddenly became a victim of Fritz. Scene heartbreaking happened: the dog keeps a stranglehold on monkey, King tries to pry the dog's jaw and the second monkey, protecting his girlfriend, two bites of the king.
The bites were fatal. Together with saliva infection got into the wounds, and in the absence of antibiotics to stop the fever and sepsis development failed. 29 October 1920 27-year-old Alexander died.
Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1751: blood poisoning after cricket
So Frederick could not stay king of Great Britain - his father George II's son survived for three years. If Prince was not such a fan of cricket, then it would try crown. Frederick was by birth a German, and lived until 1727 in Hanover. Received the status of the Crown Prince of Britain, he moved to London, here, trying to assimilate quickly, carried away by the popular game - cricket. Sponsored team, the stakes did attend matches and, of course, playing himself, not missing a single event that is associated with the game. In one such game he got hit the ball, which resulted in the abscess, followed by blood poisoning. March 6, 1751 Frederick became ill, and died on March 20, Prince.
King of Navarre Charles II, 1386: burned by the servant candle
At the end of 1386 the King's health began to deteriorate rapidly - have gone so far that the monarch could not fully move his limbs. Doctor appointed treatment: wrapping a linen cloth soaked in brandy.
The maid wrap up the master and began to sew the fabric. So she made a semblance of a cocoon. Reaching up to the neck, she stopped - it was necessary to remove the thread. It happened at night, and she was afraid to accidentally cut with scissors King. So I decided to remove the thread by means of a burning candle. Impregnation of brandy broke out, and the girl ran screaming from the room. The King of Navarre Charles II was burned alive by January 1, 1387 due to the candles, brandy and thread. At least this is the interpretation of 1801 is known to us by Francis Blegdona.
Qin Shi Huang, 210 BC. e .: drank mercury
The great emperor was able to stop the Warring States era and create a centralized Chinese state. With his name is associated with the construction of the Great Wall of China, the channel Lintsyuy, palace Épagne. Most of Qin Shi Huang feared death and seriously engaged in the search for the elixir of immortality. During numerous visits to the country he associated with wizards, shamans, sorcerers. To search for the elixir he even expeditions to neighboring Japan. But miraculous means at the disposal of the Emperor and was not - until September 10, 210 BC. e., when the long-awaited elixir finally brought to the palace. Qin Shi Huang took the vehicle and become immortal - as part of the means was mercury.
Martin I, King of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily, Count of Barcelona, 1410: dosmeyalsya to death
Man, whose possessions were scattered throughout the Mediterranean, by their example proved that laughter kills.
May 31, 1410 the monarch hosted a dinner party at the castle. Taking a large amount of visitors, Martin and I provided them with bread and circuses. Jokes at the time were unpretentious, and people - open and direct. In response to the story about the clown, he saw a deer vineyard, hanging on the tail, "as if he was punished for having stolen figs," the monarch laughed and dosmeyalsya to asphyxia. They say it helped indigestion, which he had suffered for several days because of intemperance in eating eels.
Henry II of, France, 1559: joust
65 years have lasted so-called Italian Wars. From 1494 to 1559 France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire fought for dominance over the Italian land and supremacy in the Mediterranean. War began to Henry II's birthday, but that he was destined to finish the bloodshed. Conclusion Kato Kambreziyskogo the world has become the most important achievement of the King of France. In July 1559, Henry joined in one holiday the conclusion of peace and the wedding of his daughter Elizabeth of Valois. The climax of the celebrations was the three-day joust. On the second day of the King of France came out to fight against the Norman Earl of Montgomery. Riders dressed in armor, armed with long spears and quickly began to converge. Montgomery hit a spear to Henry chest and arms broke on the shell. But here splinters the spear pierced in the face of the king, and went through the eye to the brain. A few days leading doctors fought for Henry II's life, but to no avail.
Frederick I Barbarossa, 1190: drowned in the river knee
In 1190 the celebrated conqueror of the Crusaders and the infidels were already 68 years old. But Frederick was going to a new, third crusade. Taking a few fortresses on the way to the Holy Land (including the fortress of Konya), Barbarossa's army came to Kalikadn River (now Goksu flowing in southern Turkey). With the help of the Armenian conductor Crusaders found a suitable crossing the ford and began carefully looking way on the rocky bottom. Then heavy armor brought Barbarossa twice: first to shift the center of gravity and the king fell into the water, and then pinned him to the bottom, not giving up. During rapid finalized with begun: legendary Knight drowned in the river having a depth of not more than 1 m.