– Alexander the Great, having been asked which one of his generals should run his empire.
– Benjamin Franklin
– Ludwig van Beethoven
– Augustus Caesar
– Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian/ Internet commenter
– Emily Dickinson, poet
– Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, in the ambulance on the way to hospital.
– Jack Daniel, American distiller and businessman
– John Maynard Keynes, British economist and father of Keynesian economics
– William Saroyan, playwright and novelist.
– James W. Rodgers, convicted murderer, just before he was shot by a firing squad.
– Winston Churchill
– Leonardo d Vinci
– Lord Nelson, dying on the deck of his ship HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
– Oscar Wilde, playwright and novelist.
– Pablo Picasso
– Thomas Edison
– Voltaire, satirist, when asked by a priest to renounce Satan.
– Karl Marx, political philosopher