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TRENDING Famous People Who Died of Cholera

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List of famous people who died of cholera, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from cholera includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of cholera, including actors, musicians and athletes.

Examples of people on this list include James K. Polk and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from cholera?" and "Which famous people died due to cholera?"

These notable cholera deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has cholera as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (114 items)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher who was a major figure in German idealism. His historicist and idealist account of reality revolutionized European philosophy and served as an important precursor to Continental philosophy, Marxism and historism. Hegel's principal achievement ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1770-1831)

Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Profession: Physician, Writer, Philosopher

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#68 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Tennessee. Polk was the surprise candidate for ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1795-1849)

Birthplace: Pineville, Mecklenburg County, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Politician, Farmer, Lawyer

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#37 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#65 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#2 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

#18 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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Georges Cuvier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier, known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist. Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1769-1832)

Birthplace: Montbéliard, France

Profession: Zoologist, Naturalist

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José María San Martín is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Colonel José María San Martín was born in Nacaome, Honduras to Colonel Joaquín de San Martín and Joaquina Fugón. Although born in Honduras, his family moved to Chalatenango, El Salvador when he was a child. He studied philosophy at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala but did not graduate. ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1811-1857)

Birthplace: Nacaome, Honduras

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Henry Louis Vivan Derozio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Henry Louis Vivian Derozio was an Indian poet and assistant headmaster of Hindu College, Kolkata, a radical thinker and one of the first Indian educators to disseminate Western learning and science among the young men of Bengal. Long after Derozio's death, his influence lived on among his former ...more

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Age: Died at 22 (1809-1831)

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Profession: Poet, Teacher

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Adam Mickiewicz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist. He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. A principal figure in Polish Romanticism, he is counted one of Poland's "Three Bards" and ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1798-1855)

Birthplace: Zavosse

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Carl von Clausewitz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the "moral" and political aspects of war. His most notable work, Vom Kriege, was unfinished at his death. Clausewitz was a realist and, while in some respects a romantic, also drew heavily on the ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1780-1831)

Birthplace: Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany

Profession: Military Historian, Soldier, Philosopher

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#30 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

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Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot was a French military engineer and physicist, often described as the "father of thermodynamics". In his only publication, the 1824 monograph Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, Carnot gave the first successful theory of the maximum efficiency of heat engines. ...more

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Age: Died at 36 (1796-1832)

Birthplace: Luxembourg Palace, Paris, France

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer

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