Margaret Mitchell once said: “Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”…But some deaths leave a mark on the world!
In life, even the smallest of environmental and behavioral changes can have wide-ranging effects on different groups of people. And throughout history, the death of certain individuals have acted as motivators or organizers of events that reached far beyond themselves, for better or worse.
This also happens at a small, everyday scale in the experience of ripple effects. Sometimes a very prominent person dies at the height of their glory, and it changes history, some more than others. We’ve decided to look back on deaths that changed history. Some were even assassinated. Here are 5 deaths in history that reshaped the world as we know it.