Famous Poisoning Deaths People
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Famous Poisoning Deaths

The list of famous people who died of poisoning includes all the notable people who met their end at the hands of a poison. Death due to poison could not be detected in earlier ages and so was the most popular method used to kill people. Only in the recent past, has the cause of death by poison been detectable through autopsy.

What famous people were poisoned to death? Did you know, in the previous centuries, most poison victims died of arsenic poisoning? Here is a list of all famous people who were poisoned and killed. This list includes all famous poisoning victims and can be sorted by any column.
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    1889 Cyanide and gunshot simultaneously before capture

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    Greek philosopher � According to Plato, sentenced to kill himself by drinking poison hemlock ...

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    1912 British mathematician � Apparently committed suicide by injecting an apple with cyanide and ...

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    1900 Leader of the Nazi Schutzstaffel

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    Hermann G�ring Leader of the Nazi Luftwaffe; suicide by cyanide capsule, long after being captured and only ...

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    1891 German general

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    1969 A Sunni Jihadi fighter, died from a poisoned letter sent by Russian FSB agency

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    Ali ibn Abi Talib Caliph

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    45552 Athenian politician

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    Love Canal Buried toxic waste was covered and used as a building site for housing and school in Niagara ...

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    1962 Russian ex-spy and investigator, died three weeks after being poisoned by radioactive ...

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    1478 Ate the death cap mushroom

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    Eva Hitler

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    45867 Poisoned herself with an asp�s bite

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    1931 Cult suicide

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    1894 Silent film actress, accidentally ingested a large dose of mercury bichloride

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    1929 Bulgarian dissident, � Assassinated in London with ricin

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    1685 Ate poisonous mushrooms

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    1909 Poisoned by a cyanide capsule shot from a gun by KGB agents

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    1904 D. 1945

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    Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz Umayyad caliph

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    Musa al-Kadhim 745 Shia Imam

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    Constantine II, Prince of Armenia D. 1129

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    Margaret Drummond 1475 Mistress of King James IV of Scotland

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    Johann Schobert 1735 German composer, ate poisonous mushrooms believing them to be edible

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    1898 Head of Soviet spy service, poisoned with hydrogen cyanide by NKVD

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    Antipater the Idumaean Father of Herod the Great

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    Yamada Nagamasa 1590 Japanese adventurer

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    45923 Son of Tiberius

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    Romanus II Byzantine Emperor

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    The Goebbels children Poisoned by their parents Magda and Joseph Goebbels

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    Roman Tsepov 1962 Russian businessman poisoned by unspecified radioactive material

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    Alfonso Jordan 1103 D. 1148

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    Constance of Normandy Daughter of King William I of England

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    Blanche of Bourbon First wife of King Pedro of Castile

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    Aratus of Sicyon 45665 Tyrant of Sicyon

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    Nestor Lakoba 1893 Abkhaz Communist leader, was poisoned by NKVD chef Lavrenti Beria

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    Robert, Count of Eu D. 1387

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    Theodore Romzha 1911 A Bishop of the Greek Catholic Church, was poisoned in 1947 with injection of curare on the ...

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    Ladislaus, King of Naples D. 1414

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    1872 Famous Russian biologist, was poisoned by secret police NKVD

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    Peoples Temple cult-members Over 900 killed by cyanide-laced punch at Jonestown.

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    1906 Japanese kabuki actor, ate four livers of fugu fish

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    Timoji Hindu privateer and Portuguese ally

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    Emperor Hui of Jin China D. 304

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    Louis, Count of Gravina D. 1362

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    1896 rape victim of KKK leader D. C. Stephenson, mercuric bichloride

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