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The King Who Ate Himself to Death
Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1751-1771), died on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla, served in a bowl of hot milk. He is thus remembered as “the king who ate himself to death.”

The King Who Ate Himself to Death

Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1751-1771), died on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal consisting of lobstercaviarsauerkrautkippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla, served in a bowl of hot milk. He is thus remembered as “the king who ate himself to death.”

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    I feel like this would be me if I was royalty tbh
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    I like this one! He didn’t die at the worst possible moment in battle at least. Like all the rest.
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    Reminds me of President Zachary Taylor.
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    In our defense, all I can say is that this guy was Russian, and on top of that Cathrine the Great’s uncle.
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