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    Famous "Last Words"

    John Adams
    John Adams, Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) served as America's first Vice President (1789–1797) and as its second President (1797–1801). He was defeated for re-election in the "Revolution of 1800" by Thomas Jefferson. Adams was also the first President to reside in the newly built White House in Washington, D.C., which was completed in 1800.

    John Adams US President
    John Adams, Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

    On the morning of July 4, 1826, he was awakened by his servant who inquired if he knew what day it was. "Oh, yes," Adams replied, "it is the glorious fourth of July. God bless it. God bless you all." He then lapsed into unconsciousness. Later that afternoon, he awakened briefly to mumble:
    "Thomas Jefferson still surv. . . ."
    before dying. Actually, Thomas Jefferson had died earlier that day.

    Ethan Allen
    Ethan Allen (January 21, 1738 – February 12, 1789) was an early American revolutionary and guerrilla leader during the era of the Vermont Republic and the New Hampshire Grants. He fought against the settlement of Vermont by the Province of New York, and then for its independence in the American Revolutionary War.

    Ethan Allen
    Ethan Allen

    Allen's last words were a deathbed response to an attending doctor who attempted to comfort him by saying, "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you." He replied:
    "Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well--let 'em wait."

    Akiba ben Joseph
    Akiba ben Joseph (ca.50–ca.135 AD) or simply Rabbi Akiva was a Judean tanna of the latter part of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century (3rd tannaitic generation). He was a great authority in the matter of Jewish tradition, and one of the most central and essential contributors to the Mishnah and Midrash Halakha. He is referred to in the Talmud as "Rosh la-Chachomim" (Head of all the Sages). Although a full history of Akiba, based upon authentic sources, will probably never be written, he—to a degree beyond any other—deserves to be called the father of rabbinical Judaism.

    Akiba ben Joseph
    Akiba ben Joseph

    "The paper burns, but the words fly free."
    (at the stake, when the Torah was also burned.)

    Marie Antoinette
    Marie Antoinette (November 2, 1755 – October 16, 1793), born Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria, and later becoming Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre (French: Marie Antoinette, reine de France et de Navarre), was the Queen consort of France, as the wife of Louis XVI. She was the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. She was a direct descendant of powerful European royalty, including Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, to whom she can trace her ancestry back through both her parents. At age fourteen she was married to the future Louis XVI, and was the mother of "the lost Dauphin" Louis XVII. Marie Antoinette is perhaps best remembered for her legendary excesses, and for her death: she was executed by guillotine at the height of the French Revolution in 1793, for the crime of treason.

    Marie Antoinette
    Marie Antoinette

    Legend states that her last words were,
    "Pardonnez-moi, monsieur," (Pardon me, monsieur)
    spoken after she had accidentally stepped on the executioner's foot.

    Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
    Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, (May 19, 1879 – May 2, 1964) was the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons. She was the wife of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor.

    Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
    Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

    "Jakie, is it my birthday or am I dying?"
    (Seeing all her children assembled at her bedside in her last illness.)

    Archimedes
    Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was an ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer. Although little is known of his life, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. In addition to making discoveries in the fields of mathematics and geometry, he is credited with designing machines that were well ahead of their time. He laid the foundations of hydrostatics, and explained the principle of the lever, the device on which mechanics is based. His early advances in calculus included the first known summation of an infinite series with a method that is still used today.

    Archimedes
    Archimedes of Syracuse

    During the Second Punic War, Syracuse was beseiged by the Roman army. Syracuse eventually fell through internal treachery and, during the sack of the city, Archimedes was captured and killed by a Roman soldier. Archimedes last words have also been recorded as
    "Don't disturb my circles!" and "Stand away, fellow, from my diagram. . . . Somebody give me one of my engines."

    Thomas Becket
    St Thomas Becket, St Thomas of Canterbury (c. 1118 – December 29, 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church. He engaged in a conflict with King Henry II over the rights and privileges of the Church and was assassinated by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. He is also commonly known as Thomas à Becket, although this form may not have been contemporary.

    Thomas Becket
    Thomas Becket's murder in Canterbury Cathedral

    As the knights confronted Becket, he is alledged to have said,
    "If all the swords in England were pointed against my head, your threats would not move me."
    Becket's last words have also been recorded as
    "I commend myself to God, the Blessed Mary, St. Denis, and the patron saints of this Church,"
    "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit,"
    and, in Richard Burton's portrayal,
    "Paratus sum pro Domino mori pacem et lubertatem per sanguinem meaim goudeal Ecclesia." (I am ready to die for my Lord. May the Lord's church obtain peace and liberty through my blood.)

    Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th Century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most famous American trials of the Nineteenth century.

    Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher

    His last words were:
    "Now comes the mystery."

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven, (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer and virtuoso pianist. He was an important figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most famous and influential musicians of all time. Beethoven suffered from gradual hearing loss beginning in his twenties. He nonetheless continued to compose his masterpieces, and to conduct and perform, even after he was completely deaf.

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven

    His last words:
    "Pity, pity . . . too late!"
    It is also unlikely, though not impossible that his last words may have been ,
    "Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est (Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over),"
    the traditional conclusion of performances of Italian Commedia dell'Arte.

    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824) was an Anglo-Scottish poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Among Lord Byron's best-known works are the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. The latter remained incomplete on his death. He was regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read.

    George Gordon Byron
    George Gordon Byron

    His last words:
    "Goodnight."

    Billy the Kid
    Henry McCarty (November 23, 1859 – July 14, 1881) was better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney. He was a 19th century American frontier outlaw and gunman who was a participant in the Lincoln County War. According to legend he killed 21 men, one for each year of his life.

    Billy the Kid
    Billy the Kid

    Wanted for murder, he was tracked and cornered by Sheriff Pat Garrett. Garrett killed Billy with a single shot to the heart in a dark room of a house at Fort Sumner when he recognized Billy's voice. His last words:
    "Quein es?" or "Who is it?"

    John Wilkes Booth
    John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was an American actor from Maryland, who fatally shot President of the United States Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Lincoln died the next day from a single gunshot wound to the head, becoming the first American president to be assassinated.

    John Wilkes Booth
    John Wilkes Booth

    He fled the city after assassination, and eventually ended up trapped by soldiers while hiding in a barn at Richard Garnet's farm in Virginia. When called upon to surrender, but Booth yelled back, "Captain, this is a hard case, I swear. Give a lame man a chance. Draw up your men twenty yards from the door, and I will fight your whole command." When his offer was refused, he shouted, "Well, my brave boys, you can prepare a stretcher for me." The soldiers then set fire to the barn in an attempt to drive Booth from it as their orders were to capture him alive. Booth began to shout, "Kill me! Kill me!" In the confusion, at least one soldier shot into the barn. Booth collapsed, struck in the neck by a round. He was dragged from the flames and onto the porch of Garnet's house where he died mumbling:
    "Tell mother, tell mother, I died for my country. . . . useless . . . useless . . ."

    Charlie Chaplin
    Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comedy actor. Chaplin became one of the most famous performers as well as a notable director and musician in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era. He is considered to be one of the finest mimes and clowns ever caught on film and has greatly influenced performers in this field.

    Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie Chaplin

    When the priest who was attending him at his bedsite said "May the Lord have mercy on your soul", Chaplin is reported to have replied
    "Why Not? After all, it belongs to him."

    Julius Caesar
    Gaius Julius Caesar July 12 or July 13, 100 BC or 102 BC – March 15, 44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader and one of the most influential men in world history. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

    Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar

    Most people know that the Latin translation of
    "You too, Brutus?" is "Et tu, Brute?"
    and many will recall that in Shakespeare's play, the bard adds a final English sentence to these Latin words, "Then fall, Caesar!" However, some have suggested that the famous phrase was probably spoken--if it was spoken at all--in the Greek that was commonly used by Roman officials. The Greek version of Caesar's last words is
    "Kai su, teknon?" or "You too, my son?"

    Francis “Two-Gun” Crowley
    Eccentric, gangster wannabe and cop killer. The boy who caused the infamous "Siege of 90th Street". Born on Halloween 1911 in New York City, executed in Sing Sing in 1932 when 19 years old. He always carried two guns on him, hence the nickname.

    Francis “Two-Gun” Crowley
    Francis “Two-Gun” Crowley

    Before his execution in the electric chair:
    "You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother."

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and women's rights advocate. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, which she was awarded as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, a women's pilots' organization.

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart

    Last words:
    "KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low. Have been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet."

    Egon Friedell
    Egon Friedell born Egon Friedmann 21 January 1878 in Vienna, died 16 March 1938 in Vienna, was a prominent Austrian philosopher, historian, journalist, actor, cabaret performer and theatre critic.

    Egon Friedell
    Egon Friedell

    He died while fleeing Gestapo agents when he jumped out of an office window to avoid capture. Last words:
    "Watch out, please."

    Che Guevara
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che or just Che was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas.

    Che Guevara
    Che Guevara

    Last words:
    "I know you have come to kill me. Shoot, coward. You are only going to kill a man."

    Conrad Hilton
    Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. (December 25, 1887–January 3, 1979) was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotel chain.

    Conrad Hilton
    Conrad Hilton

    On his deathbed just before he died, Hilton was asked if he had any last words of wisdom for the world.
    "Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub."

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S. – 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States.

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson

    On the evening of 3 July 1826, Jefferson roused from semi-consciousness on his deathbed and asked an attendant,
    "This is the Fourth?"
    To comfort Jefferson, the man replied that it was. Jefferson smiled with satisfaction and returned to sleep. He died just after noon on the following day.

    Lawrence of Rome
    Saint Lawrence (c. 225 – 258) (Latin: Laurentius - "laurelled") was one of the seven deacons of ancient Rome who were martyred under the persecution of Roman Emperor Valerian in the year 258.

    Lawrence of Rome
    Lawrence of Rome

    Saint Lawrence is one of the most celebrated Roman martyrs. A church deacon during the time Emperor Valerian was vigorously persecuting christians, Lawrence also served as the keeper of the church's treasures. He was arrested and told that to save himself he must give the church treasures to the government. Lawrence readily agreed and told the official that it would take at least eight days to assemble them. On the eighth day, Lawrence returned to the prefect and presented him with hundreds of poor and disabled men, women, and children. "These," he said, "are the riches of the church." The enraged official then ordered Lawrence to be stripped, tied face down on a gridiron suspended over a bed of coals, and slowly burned to death. Lawrence maintained a cheerful appearance through out the ordeal and, when asked if he had any last request, responded with his last words:
    "Turn me. I am roasted on one side."
    His behavior was said to have been so impressive that several Roman senators converted to Christianity on the spot, and hundreds of citizens did the same the following day.

    Karl Marx
    Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a 19th century philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary. Marx addressed a wide range of issues; he is most famous for his analysis of history, summed up in the opening line of the Communist Manifesto (1848): “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”. Marx believed that capitalism would be displaced by radical socialism which in turn would develop into a communism - a classless society.

    Karl Marx
    Karl Marx

    As he lay in bed shortly before his death, his housekeeper foolishly asked if he had any last words.
    "Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!"

    Nostradamus
    Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566), usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous world-wide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555.

    Nostradamus
    Nostradamus

    One evening, in 1566, Nostradamus's assistant found him writing at his bench and bid him good night saying "Tomorrow, master?" Nostradamus replied:
    "Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here."
    , the assistant left the room. When he returned the next day, he found Nostradamus dead and a note on the desk: "Upon the return of the Embassy, the King's gift put in place, Nothing more will be done. He will have gone to God's nearest relatives, friends, blood brothers, Found quite dead near bed and bench."

    Ayrton Senna
    Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian three-times Formula One world champion. Many aspects of Senna's talent marked him out as a remarkable driver: particularly his qualifying skill that yielded 65 pole positions in 162 races, and his wet-weather ability. But he also attracted criticism for his uncompromising race craft, a number of controversial incidents, and his bitter rivalry with Frenchman Alain Prost. He is also the last Formula 1 driver to have been killed in a race, while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola in Italy.

    Ayrton Senna
    Ayrton Senna

    Last words:
    "The car seems OK..."
    [A few seconds later his steering column broke and he died when his car hit the wall.]

    John Sedgwick
    John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War, killed by a Confederate sharp-shooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

    John Sedgwick
    John Sedgwick

    At the battle of the Wilderness, while inspecting his troops, he approached a parapet and peered out over the surrounding countryside. Sedgwick strode around in the open and was quoted as saying, "What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Although ashamed, his men continued to flinch and he repeated,
    "I'm ashamed of you, dodging that way. They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
    Just seconds later he fell forward with a bullet hole below his left eye.

    H. G. Wells
    Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. He was also an outspoken socialist. His later works become increasingly political and didactic, and only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Both Wells and Jules Verne are sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

    H. G. Wells
    H. G. Wells

    Last words:
    "Go away. I'm all right."



    Your Comments:

    1. bangladeshi man says:

      thomas jefferson still surv....
      what pooofs, the hate between them 2 was like 2 kidz messin about.
      faggz

      Posted on September 13, 2007 at 18:52
    2. lysander says:

      We value your intelligent input.

      Posted on September 13, 2007 at 21:29
    3. dan says:

      bangladeshi,
      the hate was great between them indeed. while alexander hamoilton was alive an attempt at jefferson monopolizing a party (dubbed the reuplican party by jefferson) hamilton craeted the federalist party thusly further acknowledging the clear political differences and their competitive nature b/n hamilton and jefferson. one difference for example was that jefferson wanted the country to strive on agriculture as hamilton saw industry as the future of america. the truth is, hamilton and jefferson hated each other- they were also considered the smartest of the founding fathers. jefferson, secularly and hamilton, intellectually. hamilton's federalist party had had been better liked by both g, washington and j, adams (though washington was non-partison himself). when hamilton was killed by a,burr and washington had died adams and jefferson became close friends starting with an apology from adams which was accepted by jefferson to adam's liking. since then adams spoke openly against his earlier political positions of federalism and was a noted 'jeffersonian'. thus, their 'quarrels' were done and they were friends. john adams died the same day as jefferson, fourth of july on the half centennial anniversary of the dec of ind..
      in summation.

      Posted on September 14, 2007 at 00:20
    4. Aj says :

      Dan,
      It is always good to hear from someone who actually knows history. Thanks.

      Posted on September 16, 2007 at 1:46
    5. Satyricon says:

      Socrates would have been a good addition. I believe his last words were something like "Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?". But I also remember a text that said his last words were something like "And now it is time to be off, for me to die, and you to live, but who has the happier prospect is known only to God."

      Posted on September 16, 2007 at 3:35
    6. Honky McGee says:

      Bangladeshi Man,
      I applaud you for your grasp on the inglish longueege. Wanker.

      Posted on September 16, 2007 at 10:57
    7. Tristan says:

      They missed one.
      Ned Kelly.
      When he was hanged in Melbourne jail in the late 1800's (I'm not exactly sure of the date).
      "Such Is Life".

      Posted on September 16, 2007 at 12:04
    8. TIM! says:

      Socrates' last words were actually, "I drank WHAT?!"

      Posted on September 16, 2007 at 12:13
    9. ALEXANDER MITCHELL says:

      Thank you.

      Very nicely done.

      Lots of history here.

      And thank you..

      Posted on October 8, 2007 at 3:11

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