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Famous Drowning Victims

A list of famous drowning victims. These notable people drowned either by accident or intentionally. May we recommend learning to swim or learn to defend yourself so that you don't have to join this list of famous drowning deaths and victims. Not even celebrities are immune to drowning, and many unfortunately have bitten the big one this way. Many of the names on this list should be familiar, even if the way they died may not be as famous as their larger than life personalities.

Who are famous drowning victims? Take a look at this list and you'll see for yourself.
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    Tiberinus Silvius, ninth Latin king of Rome Drowned in the River Tiber, which was named after him

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    45436 A student of the mathematician Pythagoras, who, by some accounts, was drowned by his fellow ...

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    45596 Committed ritual suicide as a form of protest against the corruption of the era, a sacrifice ...

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    Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator Drowned in the Nile in 47 BC

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    111 Lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, drowned in the Nile in 130; the grieving emperor commissioned ...

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    701 It is, however, suggested that he died of excessive drinking or mercury poisoning.

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    William Adelin 1103 Son of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 November 1120 in the White Ship ...

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    Matilda, Countess of Perches Countess of Perches. Daughter of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 ...

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    1122 Duke of Swabia and Holy Roman Emperor, drowned in the Göks River (Cilicia).

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    Henry of Antioch 1198 Henry of Poitiers or Henri de Poitiers, drowned at sea on 18 June/27 June/28 June 1276, son of ...

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    Magnus II of Norway 1048 1316 - 1374

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    John of Nepomuk 1345 Martyred by drowning in 1393.

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    Henry Holland 1745 1430 � 1475

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    Executed for treason against his brother king Edward IV of England on 1478, by drowning in a ...

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    1450 Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Drowned not far from the Cape of ...

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    Felix Manz 1498 Co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptists, was drowned in 1527 in the Limmat River in Z�rich by the ...

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    1580 A Portuguese poet and writer of Sephardi Jewish origin, drowned on 4 November 1621

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    1687 Stadholder of the Low Countries, in 1711

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    Miguel Of Braganza bitched son of King Peter II of Portugal, in the Tagus River on 13 January 1724

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    Peter Artedi 1705 A disciple of Linnaeus, considered the father of Ichthyology, fell by accident in a channel of ...

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    Charles Clement Johnston 1795 U.S. Representatives from Virginia, drown in Atlantic near a dock in Alexandria, Virginia in ...

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    1837 English naturalist and geologist in 1862.

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    1815 Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, drowned in the Brazos River near ...

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    William Collinson Sawyer 1832

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    1845 1845 � 13 June 1886, found drowned dead in Lake Starnberg (then called Lake W�rm)

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    Bernhard von Gudden 1824 1824 � 13 June 1886, Psychiatric Professor who diagnosed and accompanied Ludwig II of Bavaria, ...

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    1835 Founder of the scientific study of folklore, and influential journalist, author and ...

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    1879 Danish sprinter. Drowned while swimming in Roskilde Fjord, 20 June 1906.

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    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert British humorist, librettist of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, drowned while going to the ...

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    1864 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    1865 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    1845 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    Ida Straus 1849 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    1869 Russian mystic and Imperial adviser; the aristocratic faction tried to kill him using several ...

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    1867 Drowned after jumping out of a lifeboat to rescue his wife, following the torpedoing of their ...

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    William Wilton 1865 Scottish football manager (Rangers F.C.), drowned in a boating accident at Gourock

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    Artur de Sacadura Cabral 1881 Died on 15 November 1924 after his airplane disappeared over the English Channel, along with ...

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    1882 1882-1930, cricketer, died unsuccessfully trying to rescue his father after a collision at ...

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    1913 Kentucky Derby-winning American jockey drowned in Lake Michigan while swimming at Chicago's ...

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    1837 1901-1936, actor, found drowned in the Hudson River, possible suicide

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    1882 British writer, committed suicide on 28 March 1941

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    1880 Politician, drowned at Black Rock, Victoria

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    1912 Baseball Hall of Famer, drowned after falling from his fishing boat on 30 August 1952

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    Prince Frederick of Prussia 1911 Died in 1966 at Reinhartshausen, Germany after drowning in the Rhine.

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    1925 Actor best known for his role in the CBS series Rawhide, drowned on 28 September 1966, in a ...

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    1908 Serving Prime Minister of Australia, presumed drowned (or taken by shark) on 17 December 1967.

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    Mary Jo Kopechne 1940 Drowned in Edward Kennedy's Oldsmobile Delta 88 in a car accident off of Chappaquiddick Island ...

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    1942 Drowned in Hartfield

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