25 Strangest Deaths In History That Don’t Make Sense

Death By Toothpick: Agathocles Of Syracuse (289 BC)

#22 Death By Toothpick: Agathocles Of Syracuse (289 BC)

Born in 361 BC, Agathocles was, to say the least, a Greek tyrant who had been banished twice for his attempts to overthrow the ruling party in Syracuse.

The self-proclaimed “King of Sicily” from 304 – 289 BC has been described as “a criminal at every stage of his career”. It is said that his last years were plagued with bad health, but he was ultimately murdered with a poisoned toothpick.

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