Whether they were executed, assassinated, committed suicide, killed in fight or vehicle crash, or died in their beds of old age, the attributes of these 25 famed, and also inrenowned, guys were maintained for posterity in plaster.

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1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – most likely reason of death: liver damages from heavy alcohol consumption; aged 56.

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2. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) – likely cause of death: gastric cancer; aged 51.

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3. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) – likely cause of death: septicaemia complying with urinary infection; aged 59.

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4. James Dean (1931-1955) – cause of death: car crash injuries; aged 24.

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5. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) – cause of death: bronchitis; aged 76.

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6. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) – reason of death: pleurisy; aged 84.

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7. Frederick the Great (1712-1786) – reason of death: unspecified; aged 74.

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8. Ulysses S Grant (1822-1885) – reason of death: throat cancer; aged 63.

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9. Henry VII (1457-1509) – cause of death: tuberculosis; aged 52.

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10. Reintough Heydrich (1904-1942) – cause of death: wounds from bomb attack; aged 38.

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11. Heinwealthy Himmler (1900-1945) – reason of death: suicide by cyanide poisoning; aged 44.

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12. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) – cause of death: heart failure; aged 75.

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13. Ned Kelly (1855-1880) – cause of death: execution by hanging; aged 25.

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14. Robert E Lee (1807-1870) – reason of death: pneumonia following stroke; aged 63.

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15. Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) – likely reason of death: syphilis; aged 53.

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16. Martin Luther (1483-1546) – cause of death: apoplectic stroke; aged 62.

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17. Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) – cause of death: gunshot wound in battle; aged 47.

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18. Isaac Newton (1642-1727) – cause of death: kidney stone; aged 84.

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19. Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) – reason of death: execution by beheading; aged 36.

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20. Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) – reason of death: forced self-destruction by cyanide poisoning; aged 52.

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21. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) – cause of death: blood clot on lung; aged 60.

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22. William T Sherman (1820-1891) – reason of death: unspecified; aged 71.

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23. Ricdifficult Wagner (1813-1883) – reason of death: heart failure; aged 69.

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24. Arthur Wellesley, Fight It Out of Wellington (1769-1852) – cause of death: epileptic seizures complying with stroke; aged 83.

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25. Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) – cause of death: heart faiattract adhering to stroke; aged 67.