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IN History & Culture ON 25 Nov, 2016
The world has been ruled by many kings, and our land has witnessed rulers who ruled many countries substantially.
We know that kings have won land all around the world by fighting wars. These kings have ruled our land, and when they died after serving their purpose in life, we were governed by their sons and the legacy continued.
But there are many famous emperors, who perished in the most adverse and brutal situations.
Let's find out who're they, and how they died.
King Charles VIII rules the France from1483-1498, and his death remains the most mysterious in the history of France. King Charles was going to watch Tennis match, and while he was walking, he stuck his head into the lintel of the door. After staying in the comma for few minutes, he died.
Not just adverse, but it's weird how the great King Alexander of Greece died in the 20th century. One day he was walking outside of his residence in Greece. A few monkeys attacked his favorite dog, and while he was trying to save his pet, one of them attacked King Alexander.
Alexander took it lightly and ignored the wound, but later it became the cause of his death.
He wasn't the king when he died. Prince Sado was the son of the most successful King Yeongjo of Joseon, Korea. Yeongjo ruled the nation for more than 52 years.
Just because he did not want his son to become a king of Korea, Yeongjo ordered the execution of his son. He ordered his force to lock Sado inside a massive chest that was used to store Rice.
King Ludwig was famously known as the 'mad king'. Doctors in Bavaria had already declared him insane, but he continued to rule the nation. One day, doctors took him for a walk to advise him to leave the reign.
Ludwig didn't return to his palace after this incident, after a few days his body was found dead along with the doctor that advised him to leave the reign. It is said that mad king killed the doctor and then ended his own life.
Frederick was the first elected king of Germany, and he had also ruled the Italy. Frederick was going to Turkey to face Saladin, but he had to cross a large river through the bridge to finally reach there.
His army insisted on going through the bridge only, but insane king ordered his battalion to cross a river by sitting on a horse through walkways only. It proved fatal and foul decision for Frederick, and with his army, he perished into the river.
Son of George II and father of George III, Frederick was a huge fan of cricket. He left everything to become a full-time cricketer. At the age of 44, he died while playing cricket when a ball clasped his head.
Queen Caroline had died gruesomely after giving birth to her youngest child. She suffered from Strangulated Hernia. The pain was so intense that it had her bedridden, and suddenly her womb ruptured, and she was bleeding internally. It remains the most painful death any women had from history.
This man had ruled Navarre from 1347-1387, and cause of his death is very painful and shocking. King wasn't feeling well since a long time, so doctors decided to cure him using the latest technique. For this, they wrapped king in a luke warm cotton cloth tightly. It was a night time, and because doctors couldn't find any scissors to cut the extra fabric, they decided to use a candle.
It was so dark that mistakenly doctor misplaced the candle, and the King Charles II burned with that cloth.
These deaths remain one of the most painful, adverse and weird situations for the King's to die.
That's all, folks!