Weird History

11 Famous Historical Families With Eerie Curses You Can't Deny

Legends of curses have permeated practically every culture throughout history. For example, many curses from Ancient Egypt threaten tragedy and destruction - and on occasion, these threats seem to have been fulfilled. Within the realms of modern history, many believe curses also affect some of the world's most prominent families. Judging by these cases, fame and money appear to go hand-in-hand with a high susceptibility to curses. 

Certain major families have suffered from countless mysterious losses, horrifying coincidences, and some of the worst luck ever documented. Is something actually plaguing these families, or are all these instances the result of coincidence? Read through the best-known examples of famous family curses to judge for yourself.

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