Unusual Deaths from History

Guess the answers to these questions about how people from world history died from unusual causes.
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Last updated: July 9, 2020
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Alexander, King of Greece from 1917 to 1920, died of sepsis after being bitten. What kind of animal bit him?
The first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, reportedly died after taking pills that were said to be an elixir of immortality. What were the pills made from?
Aeschylus, the ancient Greek tragedian, died after an eagle (or some kind of bird of prey) dropped what on his head?
A tortoise
The last caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, Al-Musta'sim, was intentionally trampled to death by horses after being wrapped in what?
A rug
Hans Staininger, burgomaster (chief magistrate) of Braunau, died after tripping on what?
His own beard
Philip, co-king of France (alongside his father), died are being flung from his horse after it tripped. What did the horse trip on?
A black pig
Sir William Payne-Gallwey, an English politician, died after falling on what kind of root vegetable?
The stuntman Bobby Leach died after slipping on what?
Orange peel
Henry I of England supposedly died after eating too many of which species of fish?
Georgy Dobrovolsky, Viktor Patsayev and Vladislav Volkov are the only humans to have died where?
In space
Level 58
Jul 9, 2020
Perhaps space should work? Rather than having to type ‘in space’
Level 89
Jul 9, 2020
Agree with above. I typed space and outer space. The "in" part shouldn't be required.
Level 79
Jul 9, 2020
Ok, space and outer space will work now