Weird History

11 Historic People Who Had Crazy Last Wills

Some last wills and testaments shatter family bonds, particularly when vast sums of wealth get left to the family dog and not to the humans on the family tree that are hoping to reap the low-hanging fruits of inheritance. Then, there are those final wishes handed down by the eccentric that leave executors scratching their noggins and offspring carrying out the bizarre orders of deceased relatives. 

The craziest wills in history - like the wills of historical figures and some just plain weird wills of history from obscure but eccentric individuals who check "write a crazy will" off of their list before kicking the bucket - often leave a lasting legacy of lunacy. In death, some of these crazy will writers cemented their quirks for posterity by continuing their march to the beat of a different drummer into the afterlife.