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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)
Pyrrhus of Epirus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Battle
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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

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Age: Died at 47 (318 BC-271 BC)

Birthplace: Epirus

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Eleazar Avaran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Battle
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Eleazar Avaran


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. ...more

Boston Custer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Battle
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Boston Custer


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

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Age: Died at 28 (1848-1876)

Birthplace: New Rumley, Ohio, United States of America

Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron l... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Battle
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Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer


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 ...more

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Age: Died at 42 (1223-1265)

Birthplace: Kingdom of England