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How did the inventor francesco Delle Barche died?

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March 10, 2011 2:50PM

Francesco delle Barche, who lived in Venice during the 14th century, invented a catapult that could hurl a 3,000 pound missile. Unfortunately, he became entangled in it during a battle and was hurled into the center of the town. His body struck his own wife, and both were killed instantly.