10 People Once Thought To Be Immortal



Achilles

Achilles, one of the greatest warriors in all of history, was a warrior-god who was thought to live forever. That is until he killed by a single arrow fired during the defense of Troy in the Trojan War. The arrow sliced his Achilles Heel, killing him.

Nicolas Flamel

Nicolas Flamel, a scholar and a scribe, is the person behind the “Philosopher’s Stone” in the world of Harry Potter. In reality, Flamel was a real individual living during the late 14th century. He did not survive forever, though, despite his alchemy teachings and writings.