Diseases that killed these famous historical figures

Some of these diseases have since been made treatable

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15/05/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

For centuries, we've been fascinated by bizarre and macabre deaths, especially when they involve famous historical figures. And while many were brought down by epic struggles or battles, a great number also perished from common diseases. Thankfully for us, science and medicine constantly evolve, and many of these diseases are today curable or at least treatable. Unfortunately for figures like Charles Darwin and Ludwig van Beethoven, however, they weren't so lucky to benefit from these advances in medicine.

So how did these famous figures really die? Click on to find out.

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