Here are some very strange deaths that occurred during the 18th century. These bizarre deaths of the 1700s are both baffling and a bit hilarious. They're like 18th century Darwin Awards. The following list includes some the most unusual ways of dying imaginable.There are lots of strange ways to die, but these might be the strangest, unique, and extremely rare circumstances that you can think of. Do you know someone who has died of laughter? Did you know about a ruler who died because he was too shy to go to the restroom? If not, read this list of all the unusual deaths of 18th century people who died in strange ways.
- Dec. at 42 (1709-1751)
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, FranceDied of overeating at a feast given in his honor
Georg Wilhelm RichmannDec. at 42 (1711-1753)
Birthplace: Pärnu, EstoniaBecame the first recorded person to be killed while performing electrical experiments when he was struck and killed by a globe of ball lightning.
- Dec. at 61 (1710-1771)
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, GermanyDied of digestion problems on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring and champagne, topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla served in a bowl of hot milk.
- Dec. at 51 (1573-1624)
Birthplace: Reading, United KingdomAn American sea captain and explorer, was killed in the Hawaiian Islands when a British ship mistakenly used a loaded cannon to fire a salute to Kendrick's vessel.