The Mysteries Of The Mortal Remains Of Genii: Da Vinci And Mozart

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The Mysteries Of The Mortal Remains Of Genii: Da Vinci And Mozart

The Mysteries Of The Mortal Remains Of Genii: Da Vinci And Mozart

In every period throughout human history men and women have disappeared under unknown or mysterious circumstances. These disappearances present some of the most intriguing historical puzzles ranging from suspected political assassinations, to less complicated cases where people simply go sailing and are tragically, never heard of again. The list of famous people who have disappeared mysteriously and have never been found, includes explorers, monarchs and leaders, philosophers and scientists, heroes and outlaws.

Presumed self-portrait of Leonardo (c. 1510) at the Royal Library of Turin, Italy (Public Domain) and Mozart aged 14 by Giambettino Cignaroli (Public Domain)

Modern Disappearances

If one was to compile a list of missing famous historical people in more modern times, perhaps the most famous inclusion from American history would be the celebrity fashion designer and aviator, Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared attempting a round-the-world flight. If Amelia's disappearance is not at the top of the American list of missing famous people, then Dan. B. Cooper certainly is after his shenanigans on Thanksgiving Eve 1971. On board Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, Cooper claimed to have been in possession of explosives and demanded $200,000, four parachutes and a refueling truck upon landing at Sea-Tac. After he had skyjacked the plane he jumped out and was never seen again.


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