The King of England, Richard I, died from gangrene in his shoulder after being hit by a crossbow arrow.

The castle of Châlus, which held rebels opposed to his reign, was surrounded by Richard when a crossbow shot from the walls above entered his left shoulder. Despite the fact that the wound was first considered small, gangrene developed, and Richard died on April 6th 1199. He was in his mother’s arms when he died.