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How people are remembered after their death depends on their deeds, their misdeeds, their style and sometimes their work of art or speech. Most people find the last words of famous people very interesting and inspirational. These last words contain a lot of hidden meaning and magic to drive us towards adopting the postulates that these words propose.

In spite of being a short sentence with only few words, these last words become everlasting identity of the person who uttered them. These last words ensure that the name of the famous personality lives in the hearts and minds of thousands of people for generations to come. Given below are a few of such most famous last words of the most famous personality.

~ Antoinette, Marie, Queen of France (1755-1793)
"Pardonnez-moi, monsieur."

~ Archimedes of Syracuse (298-212 B.C.)
"Wait 'till I have finished my problem!"

~ Becket, Thomas (1118-1170)
"For the name of Jesus and the protection of the church I am ready to embrace death."

~ Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
"Friends applaud, the comedy is over."

~ Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922)

~ Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)
"What's this?"

~ Billy the Kid (alias - William Bonney; real name - Henry McCarty) (1859-1881)
"Who is it?"

~ Bronte, Emily (1818-1848)
"I lingered around them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth."

~ Burbank, Luther (1849-1926)
"I don't feel good."

~ Caesar, Julius Gaius (100-44 B.C.)
"You too, Brutus?"

~ Cassanova (de Seingalt), Giacomo (1725-1798)
"I have lived as a philosopher and die as a Christian."

~ Chaplin, Charles (1889-1977)
"Why not? After all, it belongs to him."

~ Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649)
"Stay for the sign."

~ Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1630-1685)
"I have been a most unconscionable time dying, but I beg you to excuse it."

~ Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904)
"It's been a long time since I've had champagne."

~ Cobain, Kurt (1967-1994)
"Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your altar
Please keep going Courtney,
for Frances.
for her life will be so much happier
without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU" (from Kurt Cobain's suicide note)

~ Crane, Hart (1899-1932)
"Good-bye, everybody."

~ Cranmer, Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury (1489-1556)
"I see Heaven open and Jesus on the right hand of God."

~ Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658)
"My design is to make what haste I can to be gone."

~ Crowley, Francis "Two Gun" (1900-1931)
"You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother."

~ Czolgosz, Leon (1873-1902)
"I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people, the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime."

~ D'Annunzo, Gabriele (1863-1938)
"I'm bored. I'm bored."

~ Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)
"I am not the least afraid to die."

~ Dean, James (1931-1955)
"That guy's got to stop. . . . He'll see us."

~ Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales (1961-1997)
"My God. What's happened?"

~ Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)
". . . the fog is rising"

~ Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945)
"Shakespeare, I come."

~ Duncan, Angela "Isadora" (1878-1927)
"Farewell, my friends. I go to glory."

~ Earhart, Amelia (1897-1937)
"KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low."

~ Eastman, George (1854-1932)
"My work is done, why wait?"

~ Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931)
"It's very beautiful over there."

~ Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969)
"I've always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I've always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me"

~ Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603)
"All my possessions for a moment of time."

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Antoinette, Marie, Queen of France (1755-1793)

Archimedes of Syracuse (298-212 B.C.)
Becket, Thomas (1118-1170)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922)

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

Billy the Kid (alias - William Bonney; real name - Henry McCarty) (1859-1881)

Burbank, Luther (1849-1926)

Caesar, Julius Gaius (100-44 B.C.)

Cassanova (de Seingalt), Giacomo (1725-1798)

Chaplin, Charles (1889-1977)

Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649)

Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1630-1685)

Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904)

Cobain, Kurt (1967-1994)

Crane, Hart (1899-1932)

Cranmer, Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury (1489-1556)

Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658)

Crowley, Francis "Two Gun" (1900-1931)
Czolgosz, Leon (1873-1902)

D'Annunzo, Gabriele (1863-1938)

Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Dean, James (1931-1955)

Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)

Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945)

Duncan, Angela "Isadora" (1878-1927)

Earhart, Amelia (1897-1937)

Eastman, George (1854-1932)

Edison, Thomas A. (1847-1931)

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969)

Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603)

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke (1863-1914)

Frederick William I (1688-1740)

Friedell (Friedmann), Egon (1878-1938)

Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)

Genghis, Khan of the Mongols (1155?-1227)

Gordon, George, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Guevara, Ernesto "Che" (1928-1967)

Gwenn, Edmund (1875-1959)

Hari, Mata (Margaretha Geertruida Zelle) (1876-1917)

Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856)

Hill, Joe (alias Joe Hillstrom, Joel Haaglund) (1879-1915)

Holliday, John Henry (Doc) (1851-1887)

Huss, John (1372-1415)

Ibsen, Henrik (1828-1906)

Joan of Arc, Saint (1412-1431)

Jones, Henry Arthur (1851-1924)

Kafka, Franz (1883-1924)

Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)
Leary, Timothy (1920-1996)

Marx, Karl (1818-1883)

More, Thomas, Sir (1478-1535)

Nostradamus (Michel de Notre Dame) 1503-1566

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)

Pompadour, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise d'Etoiles (1721-1764)

Rabelais, Francois (1494?-1553)

Reeves, George "Superman" (1914-1959)

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)

Ruth, George Herman "Babe" (1895-1948)

Socrates (469-399 B.C.)

Tolstoy, Leo (Nikolaevich), Count (1828-1910)

Trotsky, Leon (1879-1940)

Villa, Francisco "Pancho" (Doroteo Arango) (1878-1923)

Washington, George (1732-1799)

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