Martin of Aragon

Martin of Aragon

On 31 May 1410, Martin of Aragon died from a combination of indigestion and uncontrollable laughing. According to legend, Martin was suffering from indigestion on account of eating an entire goose when his favorite jester, Borra, entered the king's bedroom. When Martin asked Borra where he had been, the jester replied with: "Out of the next vineyard, where I saw a young deer hanging by his tail from a tree, as if someone had so punished him for stealing figs." This joke caused the king to die from laughter.

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