Age: Dec. at 52 (1769-1821)
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Profession: Politician, Military Officer
Age: Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)
Birthplace: Marbletown, New York
Profession: Businessperson, Real estate entrepreneur, Real Estate Broker
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: Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician, + more
Age: Dec. at 60 (1939-1999)
Birthplace: London, England
Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Musician, Singer, Presenter