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10 People Once Thought To Be Immortal



Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones, who lived between 1797 and 1868, claimed that he was immortal, and the American-born politician even had fans who claimed the man could not be killed because he fasted and prayed so often. He died of pnueomonia, sadly.

Merlin

Merlin, the all-powerful wizard from the tales of King Arthur, is a man of myth and lore, but was actually based off a real individual. The wizard, however, was an immortal who could not be killed by anything. This was, of course, just a story.