gluttonous and pride

18th century

  • 1762: Crown Prince Sado, then heir to Emperor Jeongjo of Joseon, was ordered to be sealed alive in a rice chest after his father decided he was unfit to succeed him. He survived inside for 8 days.
  • 1771: Adolf Frederick, king of Sweden, died of digestion problems on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring and champagne, topped off with 14 servings of his favorite dessert: hetvägg served in a bowl of hot milk.[34] He is thus remembered by Swedish schoolchildren as “the king who ate himself to death.”

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