History FamousLastWords / RealLife

29th Nov '16 8:38:43 PM HamburgerTime
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* "We are all going, we are all going. God's will be done, not ours" -- President UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley. Dying from gangrene brought on by [[BombThrowingAnarchists Leon Czolgosz's]] bullet, his wife Ida begged him to [[TogetherInDeath take her with him]]. [=McKinley=] said this in response, [[TearJerker used the last of his strength to hug her, and died]].


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* "Lord, help my poor soul." -- Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, dying delirious from a still-unknown disease, though possibly rabies. Earlier he had also repeatedly called out the name "Reynolds;" to this day it is unknown what he meant.
27th Nov '16 12:10:08 PM megarotic
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** {{Irony}} -- The ship and crew were captured shortly afterwards, but the survivors eventually reported Lawrence's death and last words to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry]]. He promptly had "Don't give up the ship!" embroidered into his battle flag, and the rest was history.
24th Nov '16 12:38:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Schnell" ("Fast") -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Grese Irma Grese]], Nazi war criminal and supposed inspiration for IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS, right before being executed by hanging for her crimes.

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* "Schnell" ("Fast") -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Grese Irma Grese]], Nazi war criminal and supposed inspiration for IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS, Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS, right before being executed by hanging for her crimes.
11th Nov '16 12:49:16 PM karstovich2
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* Probably not his literal last words, but close enough: "A life is like a garden. Perfect memories can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP[[note]][[Franchise/StarTrek "Live Long And Prosper"]][[/note]]" -- Creator/LeonardNimoy's last [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweet]].

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* Probably not his literal last words, but close enough: "A life is like a garden. Perfect memories moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP[[note]][[Franchise/StarTrek "Live Long And Prosper"]][[/note]]" -- Creator/LeonardNimoy's last [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweet]].
30th Oct '16 8:07:03 PM NotThisThing
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* "''Aidez-moi, ma chère amie!''" ("Help me, my dear friend!") - Jean-Paul Marat, after being stabbed by a sympathizer of a rival group during the French Revolution. The assassin, who has the last name Corday, was captured and beheaded afterwards.

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* "''Aidez-moi, ma chère amie!''" ("Help me, my dear friend!") - Jean-Paul Marat, after being stabbed by a sympathizer of a rival group during the French Revolution. The assassin, who has the last name Charlotte Corday, was captured and beheaded afterwards.
28th Oct '16 2:52:16 PM karstovich2
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* « ''Tu montreras ma tête au peuple, elle en vaut la peine'' ! » "[[DecapitationPresentation You should show the people my head.]] It's worth the trouble!" -- Georges Jacques Danton, en route to the guillotine.

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* « ''Tu montreras ma tête au peuple, elle en vaut la peine'' ! » "[[DecapitationPresentation You should show the people my head.]] It's worth the trouble!" -- Georges Jacques Danton, en route to the guillotine. Danton had a famously large and ugly face, so he was probably right.
24th Oct '16 1:51:23 PM megarotic
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%%This list of examples has been alphabetized. Please add examples by alpabetical order of the last name of the person who uttered the words.

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%%This list of examples has been alphabetized. Please add examples by alpabetical alphabetical order of the last name of the person who uttered the words.



* "Don't give up the ship!" -- final orders of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lawrence Captain James Lawrence]], United States Navy.


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* "Don't give up the ship!" -- final orders of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lawrence Captain James Lawrence]], United States Navy. He had just been mortally wounded by British small-arms fire.
24th Oct '16 11:09:50 AM megarotic
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* "Don't give up the ship!" -- final orders of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lawrence Captain James Lawrence]], United States Navy.
22nd Oct '16 5:03:48 PM Ohio9
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* "Sophie, Sophie! Don't die! Live for our children!" -- Austria Archduke Franz Ferdinand after he and his wife Sophie were shot by Serb assassin Gavrilo Princip in 1914. Both of them died within minutes, setting off a chain of events that would lead to the start of the first World War.
20th Oct '16 8:51:38 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* "It is no shame to stand upon the scaffold. This is nothing but political revenge. I have served my Fatherland as others before me ... -- Dr. Karl Brandt, German physician, Schutzstaffel (SS) officer in Nazi Germany, and the Nazi war criminal who administered the ''Aktion T4'' euthanasia programs. His speech was cut short when the black hood given to all hanged criminals was placed over his head.



** Roman Emperor Vespasian's dying [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] -- "Oh, ''dammit'' -- I think I'm becoming a god." (''Ut puto, deus fio.'')

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** Roman Emperor Vespasian's dying [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] -- "Oh, ''dammit'' ''[[PrecisionFStrike dammit]]'' -- I think I'm becoming a god." (''Ut puto, deus fio.'')



* "Then, at least you can aim at the spot where I'll place my hand" ("Al menos apunten al lugar donde colocaré mi mano") -- Jose Miguel Carrera, hero of the Chilean War of Independence. As he was to be executed via firing squad, Carrera asked to give the firing order and was turned down, so this was the alternative he came up with. His wish was granted.

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* "Then, at least you can aim at the spot where I'll place my hand" ("Al menos apunten al lugar donde colocaré mi mano") -- Jose Miguel Carrera, hero of the Chilean War of Independence. As he was to be executed via firing squad, Carrera asked to give the firing order and was turned down, so this was the alternative he came up with. His with and his wish was granted.
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