Famous Last Words Alexander the Great Babylon (modern-day Iraq) June 10, 323 B.C. “To the strongest!” Alexander the Great's day of death has been recorded as either June 10 or 11, and the reason for his death have been disputed. Many theories as to how the mighty military leader and king may have died, from… Continue reading FLW: To the strongest!
February 20, 1258 Baghdad, Iraq Caliph Al-Musta'sim Billah is executed by invading Mongolian forces According to The Travels of Marco Polo, Al-Musta'sim was locked in his treasure room without food or water, sentenced to die by dehydration or starvation. As he was imprisoned, Mongolian leader Hulagu Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan) reportedly said “eat of… Continue reading Caliph executed by starvation, told to “eat (his) treasure”