Top Ten Deaths that Most Changed HistorySometimes a very famous person dies at the height of their fame and it changes history. Some more than others. This list will go over deaths that changed history. Note this list is not famous people that have died. For example George Washington died, but he died at a relatively old age and he was retired. It didn't make that much of an impact. Take that into consideration when viewing this list.
Feel free to add anything you feel worthy to be on this list.
I will be looking at Jesus from a non-religious standpoint for this list. You cannot deny he was a man that lived and died the brutal death of crucifixion. If you believe the account by the Bible, there was a lot more pain and suffering along with that. Both mental and physical. You also cannot deny his teachings created the largest religion in the world. His death most certainly changed history.
I am an aethist, but if Jesus's "death" is the one that shaped the world into what it is today the most. Though Jesus probably never existed, the effects of his so-called death that happend over 2000 years ago are still shaping the world today, and therefore I feel that he definitely deserves the top spot here
I know you said you're looking at Jesus from a non-religious standpoint, and respect that, but it doesn't seem right that he is below Lincoln and Franz Ferdinand.
Jesus will always be remembered in all of our hearts
We have all heard about Lincoln's death. He was of course shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play. We have all heard the story. His death was pretty important because, after his death Andrew Johnson took over who is deemed one of the worst presidents ever. Lincoln had a good plan for Reconstruction and it would have been smooth. He didn't seek to damage the South, he seeked to welcome them back in, so they could sort out their differences. Johnson screwed that all up. Plus Lincoln had a plan to integrate African Americans into society. Johnson also screwed that up.
Get him over Jesus
More important than the death of someone we don’t even know exists...
ab was a great man
There were multiple causes of World War One, but the assassination of Franz Ferdinand was the tipping point. His death is actually fascinating. Franz and his wife were going to the governor's palace and a bomb went off on one of the cars behind them. Franz demanded that they go see those that were injured. While the drivers were turning around the cars, Gavrilo Princip seized his oppurtunity and shot and killed both Franz and his wife. This event is one of the most important causes of WWI.
Since it can't be unequivocably proven that Jesus existed, and since Abraham Lincoln's death changed only American history, this really ought to be #1.
Should be #1. Lincoln only changed US history, and we can't be fully sure Jesus actually was real. This guy's death changed up the course for the entire 20th century
Caused big bad war. not good
His death changed history in the sense that he probably would not have agreed to unconditional surrender.
Glad he died. If he didn't die, he would kill more Jews. I respect all religions.
It's a good thing he died.
I don't like this guy but he killed himself so he saw his wrong doing but it was way too late so he offed himself he would stopped eventually
JFK's death was one of the most headlined events in history. It is one of the only assassinations we have on TV and it created huge amounts of conspiracy theories. Kennedy was a good president before he was shot, so that obviously hurt.
The most famous and, in my opinion, the best civil rights icon by far. Martin Luther King stood for more than just black rights and that's what I think made him special. His assassination would send shockwaves that are still felt today. Hope you enjoyed the list. If you liked it you comment or share it. Thank you for sticking to the end.
Very sad and tragic he was just a leader that stand up for black rights #blacklivesmatter
The death is actually pretty funny. Stalin didn't trust anyone, not even his own doctors. He had a cerebral hemorrhage which could've been treated, but he didn't have any doctors around, so he kinda just died. His death would cause chaos, but it might have also prevented a third World War. Stalin was easily the most radical Communist leader and I think war would've happened.
Choo Choo here comes the karma train! 😂
Rest of them: Boo!
Alexander the Great's death isn't as famous as some of the others, but it is still pretty important. His death is clouded in mystery though. Every historical account says something different. He could have died because of either poisoning or fever. Nevertheless, he died and worst of all he died without naming an heir. This would plunge Greece into chaos and it effectively ended Greece's power.
One of the most famous deaths ever. The play we have all been forced to learn about in high school, even though I quite like the play. Regardless of whether the play is accurate, it is still true Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by a group known as "The Liberators" in 44 BC on the Ides of March. Plutarch and Suetonius, two of the most famous historians and two of the first historians, backs most of this up. His death would set in motion another Civil War and eventually bring the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire.
it's so tragic
Lennon's death actually hastened an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.
Reigning over the Aztecs when they first encountered Europeans (the Spanish), it was Moctezuma's misfortune to rule at a time when Europeans finding the "New World" meant their lust for gold (particularly the Spanish) could be fully sated.
Moctezuma's capture and subsequent murder also seemed to fulfill an Aztec belief that their destruction would come by the sea, and from the East. Sad really.
I can think of no other single death that had a more profound effect on history. His death marked the end of Mesoamerican rule in what is now Central America, and brought on the end of the Aztec Empire. Indeed, this single death also ushered in the era of European dominance of the entire Western Hemisphere.
CyberRat makes a great point. The Death of Moctezuma would pretty bring the fall of the Aztecs. One of the last mighty nations that stood a chance against the Europeans.
lenins death is more important then joan of arcs
if lenin hadent died stalin wouldent become dictator
If you say "all lives matter" when someone says "black lives matter" you are right, all lives do matter. But how often do you see a white guy under a cop's neck for 8 minutes after passing a counterfeit bill?
Not for the good. BLM is to push their Marxist agenda the leaders refer to themselves as "trained Marxists", ironically, Karl Marx was pro slavery, and loved to say the n word, they promise things so great, or make problems seem so much bigger than they actually are, to manipulate people.
Why should people put George Floyd as the face of BLM. When he was not a very good person. Especially since he held a gun up to a pregnant women's head the day before. All Lives Matter ALM
Everyone remember. BLM represents every race that has ever been mistreated for their skin color, ethnicity, hair, face, weight, or anything that can't necessarily change. We are all one race; The HUMAN RACE
William Wallace suffered one of the most painful deaths ever and it was incredibly graphic. His death would result in a renewed demand of Scottish independence. While it was achieved then people screwed it up, it's the thought that counts. His death also inspired one of my favorite movies, Braveheart.
One of the most beautiful souls in the world. How can the paparazzi be this disrespectful of personal space that you kill someone. RIP Diana.
Her death actually didn't change a lot, but it did cause huge mourning around the world. Truly a tragic event.
Attila the Hun's deaths is one of the weirdest deaths. He legit died because of a nosebleed at a celebration. It could have been because of poisoning, internal bleeding caused by heavy drinking, or worst of all he simply had a bad nosebleed. After his death the Huns basically disappear from history. Would we see a more infamous Hun empire if he survived? We will never know for sure.