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List of famous people who died of meningitis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from meningitis 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 meningitis, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This list below has a variety of people, like Oscar Wilde and Brook Benton, in it.

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

These notable meningitis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has meningitis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (78 items)
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1854-1900)

Birthplace: Ireland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Writer, Playwright

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#14 on The Best Writers of All Time

#93 on The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

#60 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#68 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Voltairine de Cleyre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Voltairine de Cleyre was an American anarchist writer and feminist. She was a prolific writer and speaker, opposing the state, marriage, and the domination of religion over sexuality and women's lives. She began her activist career in the freethought movement. De Cleyre was initially drawn to ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1866-1912)

Birthplace: Leslie, Michigan, United States of America

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Ram Mohan Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a founder of the Brahmo Samaj movement in 1828 which engendered the Brahmo Samaj, an influential Indian socio-religious reform movement. His influence was apparent in the fields of politics, public administration and education as well as religion. He is best known for his ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1772-1833)

Birthplace: Radhanagore, India

Profession: Social Worker, Philosopher

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Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Adrian "Addie" Joss, nicknamed "The Human Hairpin," was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched for the Cleveland Bronchos, later known as the Naps, between 1902 and 1910. Joss, who was 6 feet 3 inches and weighed 185 pounds, pitched the fourth perfect game in baseball history. His ...more

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Age: Died at 31 (1880-1911)

Birthplace: Woodland, Dodge County, Wisconsin, Wisconsin United States of America

Profession: Baseball player

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#34 on The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

#63 on The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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Alessandro Manzoni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed, generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1785-1873)

Birthplace: Lombardy, Eurasia, Italy, Milan Province of Milan

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer

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#37 on The Best Romantic Era Poets

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Dennis Miller Bunker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Dennis Miller Bunker was an American painter and innovator of American Impressionism. His mature works include both brightly colored landscape paintings and dark, finely drawn portraits and figures. One of the major American painters of the late 19th century, and a friend of many prominent artists ...more

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Age: Died at 29 (1861-1890)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Artist

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Jan Mark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Jan Mark was a British writer best known for children's books. In all she wrote over fifty novels and plays and many anthologised short stories. She won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject, both for Thunder and ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1943-2006)

Birthplace: Welwyn, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Writer

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Brook Benton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Meningitis
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Brook Benton, born Benjamin Franklin Peay, was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as "It's Just A Matter of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1931-1988)

Birthplace: Lugoff, South Carolina, USA

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Singer

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