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

Examples include Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Benjamin Latrobe.

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

These notable yellow fever deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has yellow fever as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (77 items)
Louis Moreau Gottschalk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Yellow Fever
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano works. He spent most of his working career outside of the United States. ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1829-1869)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Pianist, Composer

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Clara Maass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Yellow Fever
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Clara Louise Maass was an American nurse who died as a result of volunteering for medical experiments to study yellow fever. ...more

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Age: Died at 25 (1876-1901)

Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Nurse

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Edward Ord is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Yellow Fever
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Edward Otho Cresap Ord was an American engineer and United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the American Civil War. He commanded an army during the final days of the Civil War, and was instrumental in forcing the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1818-1883)

Birthplace: Cumberland, Maryland, United States of America

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Richard A. Proctor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Yellow Fever
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Richard Anthony Proctor was an English astronomer. He is best remembered for having produced one of the earliest maps of Mars in 1867 from 27 drawings by the English observer William Rutter Dawes. His map was later superseded by those of Giovanni Schiaparelli and Eugène Antoniadi and his ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1837-1888)

Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Astronomer

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