History: August 12, 30 BC: 10 Famous Suicides

August 12 30 Cleopatra suicide

A Brief History On August 12, 30 BC, Cleopatra VII Philopater committed suicide by means of an asp bite (small cobra snake) to the breast.  (Yes, that Cleopatra.)  Through the centuries many people have killed themselves for a wide variety of reasons, including but not limited to shame, grief, to avoid execution, to avoid jail,...
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