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, 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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    Died at 56 (1889-1945) 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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    Died at 42 (1912-1954) British mathematician � Apparently committed suicide by injecting an apple with cyanide and taking a bite.

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    Died at 45 (1900-1945) 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 hours before his hanging was to take place

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    Died at 53 (1891-1944) German general

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    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 Caliph

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    Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC) 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 Falls, New York, resulting in claims of chronic poisoning and a massive environmental cleanup.

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    Died at 44 (1962-2006) Russian ex-spy and investigator, died three weeks after being poisoned by radioactive polonium-210

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    Died at 56 (1478-1534) Ate the death cap mushroom

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    Eva Hitler

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    Died at 39 (68 BC-29 BC) Poisoned herself with an asp�s bite

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    Died at 66 (1931-1997) Cult suicide

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    Died at 26 (1894-1920) Silent film actress, accidentally ingested a large dose of mercury bichloride

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    Died at 49 (1929-1978) Bulgarian dissident, � Assassinated in London with ricin

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    Died at 55 (1685-1740) Ate poisonous mushrooms

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    Died at 50 (1909-1959) Poisoned by a cyanide capsule shot from a gun by KGB agents

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    Died at 41 (1904-1945) D. 1945

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    Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz Umayyad caliph

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    Musa al-Kadhim Died at 54 (745-799) Shia Imam

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    Constantine II, Prince of Armenia D. 1129

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    Margaret Drummond Died at 26 (1475-1501) Mistress of King James IV of Scotland

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    Died at 33 (1130-1163) D. 1162

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    Johann Schobert Died at 32 (1735-1767) German composer, ate poisonous mushrooms believing them to be edible

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    Died at 40 (1898-1938) 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 Died at 40 (1590-1630) Japanese adventurer

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    Died at 35 (12 BC-23) 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 Died at 42 (1962-2004) Russian businessman poisoned by unspecified radioactive material

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    Alfonso Jordan Died at 45 (1103-1148) 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 Died at 58 (270 BC-212 BC) Tyrant of Sicyon

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    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 D. 1387

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    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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    Died at 43 (997-1040) D. 1040

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    Ladislaus, King of Naples D. 1414

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    Died at 68 (1872-1940) 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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    Died at 69 (1906-1975) 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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    Died at 29 (1896-1925) rape victim of KKK leader D. C. Stephenson, mercuric bichloride

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