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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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    Magnus II of Norway 1048 1316 - 1374

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

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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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    John of Nepomuk 1345 Martyred by drowning in 1393.

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

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    Henry Holland 1745 1430 � 1475

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

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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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    William Collinson Sawyer 1832

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

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

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    1837 English naturalist and geologist in 1862.

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    1845 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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

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    Ida Straus 1849 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    1864 Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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