Famous People Who Died Of Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a Greek term that translates to ‘good death’; it basically is the right for someone to choose the right of his own death. Every country has a different law on this subject that they strictly abide by. As per the British House of Lords, euthanasia is “a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering.” However in Netherlands and Flanders, it is believed to be the “termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient”. There are three different types of Euthanasia, voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. While the Voluntary one is legal in some countries, the non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia is out rightly illegal in all countries. It is a topic that has enamored a lot of researchers; it is one of the most widely researched topics in bioethics. Suetonius, a famous Roman historian was the first person to describe the use of euthanasia by Augustus. He said that the emperor, dying quickly and without suffering in the arms of his wife, Livia, experienced the 'euthanasia' he had wished for”. While many countries have debated for ages if this is acceptable, it still goes on for ages. We have listed out some of the most talked about euthanasia cases and the list is going to shock you.

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 1 George V

George V
Famous As: King of the United Kingdom (1910-36)
Birthdate: June 3, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 20, 1936
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 Giovanni da Verrazzano

Giovanni da Verrazzano
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Greve in Chianti
Died: 1528 AD

 3 Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Clerk
Birthdate: December 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 31, 2005
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 4 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Independence Activist, Reformer
Birthdate: May 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bhagur
Died: February 26, 1966

 5 Christian de Duve

Christian de Duve
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist, Cytologist
Birthdate: October 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Thames Ditton, England
Died: May 4, 2013

 6 Eluana Englaro

Eluana Englaro
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Patient of vegetative state
Birthdate: November 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lecco, Italy
Died: February 9, 2009
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 7 Hugo Claus

Hugo Claus
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Died: March 19, 2008
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 8 Herbert Fux

Herbert Fux
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hallein, Austria
Died: March 13, 2007
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 9 Edward Brongersma

Edward Brongersma
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Lawyer, Journalist, Jurist, Politician
Birthdate: August 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: April 22, 1998