Weird History

Photos Of Historical Leaders Who Had Open Casket Funerals

Lying in state is a common tradition for famous fallen leaders. Getting one last look at a dead celebrity or political leader gives people closure. Pictures of presidents lying in state, as well as dictators, heads of social movements, kings, and queens, can be heartwarming and creepy, depending on how their bodies are preserved and presented. Preparing a dead body can be tricky but the list of embalmed world leaders includes some very prominent names including Eva Peron and Vladimir Lenin. Here are some notable leaders through history that were presented to the public for one final goodbye. 

    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1869-1948)
    • Birthplace: Porbandar, India
    • Cause Of Death: Assassination by firearm
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1920-2005)
    • Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
    • Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction, Parkinson's disease
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1863-1914)
    • Birthplace: Graz, Austria
    • Cause Of Death: Firearm, Assassination
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1925-1965)
    • Birthplace: North Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Cause Of Death: Ballistic trauma, Assassination