Most Humiliating Historical Deaths

EmperorTigerstar

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Jun 2013
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It's always considered epic to die in a certain way. In battle saving your country. In an explosion while defending your life to the bitter end. There are however some ways in which you die in a more humiliating fashion. What are the most humiliating historical deaths?

Osman II, Emperor and Caliph of the Ottoman Empire, was assassinated by the Janissaries. How? Via compression of his testicles with the hands of a Janissary.

OUCH!
 

okamido

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Jun 2009
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I would say it was fairly humiliating for Pyrrhus, being killed by a pisspot that was dropped on his head.
 

johnincornwall

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Nov 2010
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The Ottoman Bayezid/Bayeceto I - whilst put in a 3ft cage by Tamerlane, watching his naked wife serving the great warlord, possibly banging his own head on the cage until death.
 
Apr 2016
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Treacherously, Sigurd brought 80 men to the fight, and Máel Brigte knew he had been betrayed when he saw that each of Sigurd's horses had two men's legs on its flanks. Máel Brigte exhorted his men to "kill at least one man before we die ourselves" and although a fierce fight ensued he was quickly defeated and killed. Sigurd had his enemies' heads strapped to his victorious men's saddles as trophies, but as Sigurd rode home, Máel Brigte's buck-tooth scratched his leg. The leg became inflamed and infected, and as a result Sigurd died
This story's one of two guaranteed to pop up, so might as well get it out the way ;)
 

Edric Streona

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Feb 2016
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Gadaffi went out in a pretty bad way... Sexually abused on camera with a bayonet before being exacuted.

Samuel Doe.. Liberia
Doe had been visiting ECOMOG peacekeeping headquarters in Monrovia when Johnson arrived with his forces and seized Doe after a bloody gun battle. Doe was taken to Johnson's military base and tortured before being killed and exposed naked in the streets of Monrovia. To prove that he was not protected by black magic,] his ears were cut off, then some of his fingers and toes, finally he was murdered by decapitation..
 

JoanOfArc007

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Dec 2015
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It's always considered epic to die in a certain way. In battle saving your country. In an explosion while defending your life to the bitter end. There are however some ways in which you die in a more humiliating fashion. What are the most humiliating historical deaths?

Osman II, Emperor and Caliph of the Ottoman Empire, was assassinated by the Janissaries. How? Via compression of his testicles with the hands of a Janissary.

OUCH!
Osman II bravely fought back though....and to me that is more notable then how Osman II died. In this case the executioners appear to be cowards..using power in #s and weapons against what appeared to be an unarmed man in Osman II. Still though, what a very grueling death that Osman II suffered.
 
Apr 2016
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United Kingdom
The King who got stabbed up the a** by a pole....can't remember who it was though xD
This is the second story guaranteed to turn up ;)

There's a lot of strong evidence Edward II wasn't executed with a red-hot poker up the bum. It's probably a myth.