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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 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

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

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    Boston Custer

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

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1848-1876)
    • Birthplace: New Rumley, Ohio, United States of America
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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 he ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1223-1265)
    • Birthplace: Kingdom of England
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    Harold Godwinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Battle
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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

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1022-1066)
    • Birthplace: Wessex, Eurasia, United Kingdom, 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

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1275-1318)
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    Gordian II

    Gordian II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Battle
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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

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    • Age: Died at 46 (192-238)
    • Birthplace: Lazio, Europe, Eurasia, Province of Rome, Rome, + more
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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

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    • Birthplace: Northern Ireland
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