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1468~1503: Polonus Vortius’ Fiery Death

The Legend:

Sometime during the reign of Queen Bona Sforza (from 1468 to 1503) in Milan, Italy, a knight named Polonus Vortius drank "two ladles of strong wine," then vomited fire and was consumed by the flames. These facts come from his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Eberhard Vorstius.

Just Didn't Happen

        This legend is a confused report of a different fiery death account, which I'm labeling as 'Factually Challenged'... it just never happened. For more information and the real story, follow the 'See Also' link below.