Tales of Deadly Toilets from the Old Testament to Samurai Japan

Three more leaders who died in their bathrooms

14th century illustration of the assassination of King Eglon (Wikimedia)

AsAs I detailed in a previous article, at least three 11th century leaders met their fate in toilets of their day. But that wasn’t the only period where toilets proved deadly — stories of rulers dying in the bathroom date back to the Old Testament. Here are three:

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com