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Famous People Who Died in Battle

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List of famous people who died of battle, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died in battle are listed alphabetically and include the famous soldiers’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Examples of people on this list: Eleazar Maccabeus, Brian Ua Neill and more. These notable battle deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has died in battle as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (11 People)

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    Pyrrhus was a Greek general and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house, and later he became king of Epirus and Macedon. He was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome. Some of his battles, though successful, cost him heavy ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 47 (318 BC-271 BC)
    • Birthplace: Epirus
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    Eleazar Avaran

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    Eleazar Avaran, also known as Eleazar Maccabeus, Eleazar Hachorani/Choran was the fourth son of Mattathias and the younger brother of Judas Maccabeus. He was killed at the Battle of Beth-zechariah during the Maccabean revolt. Little is known About Eleazar, except his heroic death as was told. According ... more on Wikipedia
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    Boston Custer

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    Boston Custer was the youngest brother of U.S. Army General George Armstrong Custer and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Captain Thomas Custer. He was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn along with his two brothers. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 28 (1848-1876)
    • Birthplace: New Rumley, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Civilian contractor
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    Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer

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    Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III. He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London. Hugh Le Despenser, chief justiciar of England, first played an important part in 1258, when he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1223-1265)
    • Birthplace: Kingdom of England
    • Profession: Justiciar
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    Harold Godwinson

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    Harold II was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. His death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 44 (1022-1066)
    • Birthplace: Wessex, England
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    Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick, was a younger brother of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, and supported his brother in the struggle for the Scottish crown, then pursued his own claims in Ireland. He was proclaimed High King of Ireland, but was eventually defeated and killed in battle by John, Earl of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 43 (1275-1318)
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    Gordian II

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    Gordian II, was Roman Emperor for one month with his father Gordian I in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. Seeking to overthrow the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he died in battle outside of Carthage. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 46 (192-238)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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    Niall Noígíallach, or in English, Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaid Mugmedón, was an Irish king, the ancestor of the Uí Néill family that dominated Ireland from the 6th to the 10th century. The rise of the Uí Néill dynasties and their conquests in Ulster and Leinster are not reliably recorded ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Northern Ireland
    • Profession: High king
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    Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford

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    Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford was a member of a powerful Anglo-Norman family of the Welsh Marches and was one of the Ordainers who opposed Edward II's excesses. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 46 (1276-1322)
    • Birthplace: Pleshey, United Kingdom
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    Brian Ua Néill, also known as Brian O'Neill, was the High King of Ireland from 1258 to 1260. His status as High King is disputed by some, as the forces of the O'Briens of Thomond failed to support him in the Battle of Druim Dearg in 1260, which contributed to him being killed, however they had both ... more on Wikipedia
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    Fergus Bowes-Lyon

    Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon was an older brother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 26 (1889-1915)
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    Muircheartach Mac Lochlainn was king of the Cenél nEógain, Tyrone, and High King of Ireland from around 1156 until his death in 1166. He succeeded Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair who died in 1156. Mac Lochlainn survived an attempt by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair to unseat him in 1159. He failed, however, to ... more on Wikipedia
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    Leofwine Godwinson

    Leofwine Godwinson was a younger brother of Harold II of England, the fifth son of Earl Godwin. When the Godwin family was exiled from England in 1051 he went with Harold to Ireland. He would have returned with the rest of the family the following year, but was not present at the death-bed of his father ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 31 (1035-1066)
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