Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion

July 20, 1514 Temesvár (modern day Timișoara, Romania) György Dózsa is executed in a perverted twist of a royal coronation as punishment for a failed rebellion Dózsa had led a peasants' revolt against the Hungarian nobility, which failed. The day before his execution, he called to onlookers shouting "Come back tomorrow, you miserable slaves, and…

FLW: Man executed for disagreeing with Henry VIII

Famous Last Words Sir Thomas More London, England July 6, 1535 “Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office, my neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou shoot not awry for saving thine honesty.” More had been against King Henry VIII's separation from the Church of Rome and opposed…

FLW: Nostradamus predicts own death

Famous Last Words Michel de Nostredame (known by his Latinized name Nostradamus) Salon-de-Provence, Provence, France July 2, 1566 "You will not find me alive at sunrise." Nostradamus, famed astrologer and author of 942 poetic quatrains which supposedly predicted the future, had been inflicted with gout during the last few years of his life. In 1566,…