We all know Napoleon had some issues. Nowhere is this more evident than in his last will and testament: Napoleon asked that his head be shaved after his death, and his hair divided up among his friends.
Age: Died at 52 (1769-1821)
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Profession: Politician, Military Officer
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Hotel owner Leona Helmsley made more headlines in death than she did during her life. When she passed in 2007, she left $10 million to her brother, $5 million to her grandsons, and a whopping $12 million to... her Maltese, Trouble. Wonder how he's spending it?
Age: Died at 87 (1920-2007)
Birthplace: Marbletown, New York, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Real estate entrepreneur, Real Estate Brokersee more on Leona Helmsley
Ben Franklin was a smart man in many ways, but we have to wonder what he was thinking when he drew up his will. He generously left his daughter 408 diamonds — on the condition that she never turn them into jewelry "and thereby introduce... the expensive, vain, and useless fashion of wearing jewels in this country." That's just cruel, dad. Spoiler alert: it didn't work.
Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician, + more
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'60s pop singer Dusty Springfield left very specific instructions in her will. Not about her estate or family, of course, but about her cat! Springfield's will demanded that her cat, Nicholas, be fed imported baby food, live in an indoor tree house, be sung to sleep at night with Dusty's old records, have his bed lined with Dusty's pillowcase and nightgown, and get married to a friend's female cat. All her wishes came true.
Age: Died at 60 (1939-1999)
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Musician, Singer, Presenter
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