Everything from Fred Thomson to George Hogg is included on this list.
This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from tetanus?" and "Which famous people died due to tetanus?"
These notable tetanus deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has tetanus as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (10 items)
Fred Thomson was a silent film cowboy actor who became very popular in the 1920s, earning over $10,000 a week (the equivalent of over $134,000 in today's dollars). In 1928 at age 38, he stepped on a nail and developed tetanus, which his doctor failed to diagnose. He died on Christmas Day of that year.
Frederick Clifton Thomson was an American silent film cowboy who rivaled Tom Mix in popularity before dying at age 38 of tetanus. ...more
Age: Died at 38 (1890-1928)
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
Profession: Chaplain, Actorsee more on Fred Thomson
George Hogg was a famous adventurer who became famous when he helped to relocate sixty Chinese children so that they did not have to fight in the Second Sino-Japanese War. He then started a school to help teach the rescued children. In July of 1945 while playing basketball with some of his students, he stubbed his toe and contracted tetanus. The children took him to the hospital and sat by him as he died, singing him songs and reading poetry he had taught them.
George Aylwin Hogg was a British adventurer. He was a graduate of Oxford University in economics. He is known as a hero in China for saving 60 orphaned boys during the Second Sino-Japanese War, including leading them 700 miles through dangerous mountain passes, escaping the approaching Japanese ...more
Age: Died at 30 (1915-1945)
Birthplace: Harpenden, England
Profession: Journalistsee more on George Hogg
John A. Roebling was an American civil engineer who immigrated from Germany. He is famous for his designs of rope-suspension bridges, most notably the Brooklyn Bridge. While he was surveying the site of the Brookyn Bridge tower, a boat came by and smashed his toes so badly he needed them amputated. The amputation was not enough to keep him from developing tetanus, which killed him on July 22, 1869.
John Augustus Roebling was a German-born American civil engineer. He is famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, in particular, the design of the Brooklyn Bridge. ...more
Age: Died at 63 (1806-1869)
Birthplace: Mühlhausen, Germany
Profession: Civil engineer, Architect, Engineersee more on John A. Roebling
George Crockett Strong was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War. On July 18, 1863, he was wounded in battle and contracted tetanus which eventually killed him. He was portrayed by actor Jay O. Sanders in the film "Glory."
George Crockett Strong was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War. ...more
Age: Died at 31 (1832-1863)
Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont, United States of Americasee more on George Crockett Strong
Lord Robert Manners
Lord Robert Manners was an officer in the Royal Navy and nobleman who fought in the Battle of the Saintes. He was brutally injured and had both of his legs broken in the battle. Tetanus quickly set in and he died on April 12, 1782.
Captain Lord Robert Manners was an officer of the Royal Navy and nobleman, the second son of John Manners, Marquess of Granby and Lady Frances Seymour. ...more
Age: Died at 24 (1758-1782)see more on Lord Robert Manners
George Montagu was a famous English naturalist who specialized in birds. He pioneered work on the Ornithological Dictionary which was the first document to catalog Britain's bird population. He stepped on a nail one day in 1815 and died of tetanus shortly afterward. His collection of over 200 birds was donated to British museums.
George Montagu was an English naturalist. He was known for his pioneering Ornithological Dictionary of 1802, which for the first time accurately defined the status of Britain's birds. He is remembered today for species such as the Montagu's harrier, named for him. ...more
Age: Died at 62 (1753-1815)
Birthplace: Wiltshire, United Kingdomsee more on George Montagu
Joe Hill Louis was an American singer, harmonica player, and guitarist, who was known as a one-man band. He was one of the first American blues artists to record music in the 1950s. On August 5, 1957, he died of Tetanus caused by a cut he got on his thumb at work.
Joe Hill Louis, born Lester Hill, was an American singer, guitarist, harmonica player and one-man band. He is significant, along with fellow Memphis bluesman Doctor Ross, as one of only a small number of one-man blues bands to have recorded commercially in the 1950s, and as a session musician for ...more
Age: Died at 36 (1921-1957)
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America
Profession: Singersee more on Joe Hill Louis
Amos Stoddard was a US army officer in the War of 1812. He was also the first American commandant of Upper Louisiana after the Louisiana Purchase. From May 1-9 of 1813, Stoddard fought an Indian force from Canada, but was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and died of tetanus on May 11.
Amos Stoddard was a career United States Army officer who served in both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, in which he was mortally wounded. In 1804, Stoddard was the Commandant of the military district of Upper Louisiana, after the Louisiana Purchase. ...more
Age: Died at 51 (1762-1813)
Birthplace: Woodbury, Connecticut, United States of Americasee more on Amos Stoddard