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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, resulting in many famous poisoning cases. 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? These famous poisonings are the stuff of legends and have happened throughout history. From cyanide poisonings to other methods, 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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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Adolf Hitler Died at 56 (1889-1945) - Cyanide and gunshot simultaneously before capture

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Socrates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Socrates Greek philosopher. According to Plato, sentenced to kill himself by drinking poison hemlock

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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Alan Turing Died at 42 (1912-1954) - British mathematician; Apparently committed suicide by injecting an apple with cyanide and taking a bite.

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Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Heinrich Himmler Died at 45 (1900-1945) - Leader of the Nazi Schutzstaffel

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Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Hermann Göring Leader of the Nazi Luftwaffe; suicide by cyanide capsule, long after being captured and only hours before his hanging was to take place

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Juan Ponce de León is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths

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Erwin Rommel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Erwin Rommel Died at 53 (1891-1944) - German general

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Ibn al-Khattab is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Ibn al-Khattab Died at 33 (1969-2002) - A Sunni Jihadi fighter, died from a poisoned letter sent by Russian FSB agency

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Ali ibn Abi Talib is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Ali ibn Abi Talib Caliph

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Demosthenes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Demosthenes Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC) - Athenian politician

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Love Canal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Love Canal Buried toxic waste was covered and used as a building site for housing and school in Niagara Falls, New York, resulting in claims of chronic poisoning and a massive environmental cleanup.

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Alexander Litvinenko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Alexander Litvinenko Died at 44 (1962-2006) - Russian ex-spy and investigator, died three weeks after being poisoned by radioactive polonium-210

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Pope Clement VII is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Pope Clement VII Died at 56 (1478-1534) - Ate the death cap mushroom

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Eva Braun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Cleopatra Died at 39 (68 BC-29 BC) - Poisoned herself with an asp's bite

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Marshall Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Marshall Applewhite Died at 66 (1931-1997) - Cult suicide

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Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Olive Thomas Died at 26 (1894-1920) - Silent film actress, accidentally ingested a large dose of mercury bichloride

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Georgi Markov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Georgi Markov Died at 49 (1929-1978) - Bulgarian dissident; Assassinated in London with ricin

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Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor Died at 55 (1685-1740) - Ate poisonous mushrooms

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Stepan Bandera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Stepan Bandera Died at 50 (1909-1959) - Poisoned by a cyanide capsule shot from a gun by KGB agents

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Odilo Globocnik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Odilo Globocnik Died at 41 (1904-1945) - D. 1945

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Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz Umayyad caliph

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Musa al-Kadhim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Musa al-Kadhim Died at 54 (745-799) - Shia Imam

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Constantine II, Prince of Arme... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths

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Margaret Drummond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Margaret Drummond Died at 26 (1475-1501) - Mistress of King James IV of Scotland

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Baldwin III of Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Baldwin III of Jerusalem Died at 33 (1130-1163) - D. 1162

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Johann Schobert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Johann Schobert Died at 32 (1735-1767) - German composer, ate poisonous mushrooms believing them to be edible

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Abram Slutsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Abram Slutsky Died at 40 (1898-1938) - Head of Soviet spy service, poisoned with hydrogen cyanide by NKVD

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Antipater the Idumaean is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Antipater the Idumaean Father of Herod the Great

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Yamada Nagamasa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Yamada Nagamasa Died at 40 (1590-1630) - Japanese adventurer

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Drusus Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Drusus Julius Caesar Died at 35 (12 BC-23) - Son of Tiberius

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Romanus II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Romanus II Byzantine Emperor

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The Goebbels children is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
The Goebbels children Poisoned by their parents Magda and Joseph Goebbels

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Roman Tsepov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Roman Tsepov Died at 42 (1962-2004) - Russian businessman poisoned by unspecified radioactive material

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Alfonso Jordan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Alfonso Jordan Died at 45 (1103-1148) - D. 1148

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Constance of Normandy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Constance of Normandy Daughter of King William I of England

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Blanche of Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Blanche of Bourbon First wife of King Pedro of Castile

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Aratus of Sicyon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Aratus of Sicyon Died at 58 (270 BC-212 BC) - Tyrant of Sicyon

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Nestor Lakoba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Nestor Lakoba Died at 43 (1893-1936) - Abkhaz Communist leader, was poisoned by NKVD chef Lavrenti Beria

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Robert, Count of Eu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Robert, Count of Eu D. 1387

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Theodore Romzha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Theodore Romzha Died at 36 (1911-1947) - A Bishop of the Greek Catholic Church, was poisoned in 1947 with injection of curare on the order from Nikita Khrushchev

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Alan III, Duke of Brittany is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Alan III, Duke of Brittany Died at 43 (997-1040) - D. 1040

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Ladislaus, King of Naples is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Ladislaus, King of Naples D. 1414

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Nikolai Koltsov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Nikolai Koltsov Died at 68 (1872-1940) - Famous Russian biologist, was poisoned by secret police NKVD

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Peoples Temple cult-members is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Peoples Temple cult-members Over 900 killed by cyanide-laced punch at Jonestown.

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Bandō Mitsugorō VIII is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Bandō Mitsugorō VIII Died at 69 (1906-1975) - Japanese kabuki actor, ate four livers of fugu fish

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Timoji is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Timoji Hindu privateer and Portuguese ally

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Emperor Hui of Jin China is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Emperor Hui of Jin China D. 304

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Louis, Count of Gravina is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Louis, Count of Gravina D. 1362

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Madge Oberholtzer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Poisoning Deaths
Madge Oberholtzer Died at 29 (1896-1925) - rape victim of KKK leader D. C. Stephenson, mercuric bichloride