Hippasus A student of the mathematician Pythagoras, who, by some accounts, was drowned by his fellow Pythagoreans for the imprudence of discovering irrational numbers
Qu Yuan Died at 62 (339 BC-277 BC) Committed ritual suicide as a form of protest against the corruption of the era, a sacrifice still commemorated today during the Duan Wu or Dragon Boat Festival
Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator Drowned in the Nile in 47 BC
Antinous Died at 19 (111-130) Lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, drowned in the Nile in 130; the grieving emperor commissioned hundreds of statues of the youth and spread them around the Empire
Li Bai Died at 61 (701-762) It is, however, suggested that he died of excessive drinking or mercury poisoning.
William Adelin Died at 17 (1103-1120) Son of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 November 1120 in the White Ship wreck,
Matilda, Countess of Perches Countess of Perches. Daughter of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 November 1120 in the White Ship wreck
Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor Died at 68 (1122-1190) Duke of Swabia and Holy Roman Emperor, drowned in the Göks River (Cilicia).
Henry of Antioch Died at 78 (1198-1276) Henry of Poitiers or Henri de Poitiers, drowned at sea on 18 June/27 June/28 June 1276, son of Bohemund IV of Antioch and first wife Plaisance Embriaco de Giblet
Magnus II of Norway Died at 21 (1048-1069) 1316 - 1374
John of Nepomuk Died at 48 (1345-1393) Martyred by drowning in 1393.
Henry Holland Died at 61 (1745-1806) 1430 � 1475
George Executed for treason against his brother king Edward IV of England on 1478, by drowning in a barrel of Malmsey wine; or so the legend says, because modern assessments favour the traditional
Bartolomeu Dias Died at 50 (1450-1500) Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Drowned not far from the Cape of Good Hope in 1500
Louis II of Hungary Died at 20 (1506-1526)
Felix Manz Died at 29 (1498-1527) Co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptists, was drowned in 1527 in the Limmat River in Z�rich by the Z�rich Reformed state church
Francisco Rodrigues Lobo Died at 41 (1580-1621) A Portuguese poet and writer of Sephardi Jewish origin, drowned on 4 November 1621
John William Friso, Prince of Orange Died at 24 (1687-1711) Stadholder of the Low Countries, in 1711
Peter Artedi Died at 30 (1705-1735) A disciple of Linnaeus, considered the father of Ichthyology, fell by accident in a channel of Amsterdam in 1735
Percy Bysshe Shelley Died at 30 (1792-1822)
Charles Clement Johnston Died at 37 (1795-1832) U.S. Representatives from Virginia, drown in Atlantic near a dock in Alexandria, Virginia in 1832
Lucas Barrett Died at 25 (1837-1862) English naturalist and geologist in 1862.
Constantine W. Buckley Died at 50 (1815-1865) Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, drowned in the Brazos River near Columbia, Texas on 19 December 1865.
William Collinson Sawyer Died at 36 (1832-1868)
King Ludwig II of Bavaria Died at 41 (1845-1886) 1845 � 13 June 1886, found drowned dead in Lake Starnberg (then called Lake W�rm)
Bernhard von Gudden Died at 62 (1824-1886) 1824 � 13 June 1886, Psychiatric Professor who diagnosed and accompanied Ludwig II of Bavaria, found dead drowned in Lake Starnberg (then called Lake W�rm)
Julius Krohn Died at 53 (1835-1888) Founder of the scientific study of folklore, and influential journalist, author and translator. Ethnically German but active in Finland. Drowned in a freak sailing accident in 1888
Ernst Schultz Died at 27 (1879-1906) Danish sprinter. Drowned while swimming in Roskilde Fjord, 20 June 1906.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert British humorist, librettist of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, drowned while going to the rescue of two other swimmers in the lake at his home
John Jacob Astor IV Died at 48 (1864-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster
Benjamin Guggenheim Died at 47 (1865-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster
Isidor Straus Died at 67 (1845-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster
Ida Straus Died at 63 (1849-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster
Grigori Rasputin Died at 47 (1869-1916) Russian mystic and Imperial adviser; the aristocratic faction tried to kill him using several methods, eventually drowning on the Neva River proved to be the most efficient
Enrique Granados Died at 49 (1867-1916) Drowned after jumping out of a lifeboat to rescue his wife, following the torpedoing of their ship by the German navy during World War I, in 1916., Scotland in 1920.
William Wilton Died at 55 (1865-1920) Scottish football manager (Rangers F.C.), drowned in a boating accident at Gourock
Artur de Sacadura Cabral Died at 43 (1881-1924) Died on 15 November 1924 after his airplane disappeared over the English Channel, along with his Co-Pilot Mechanical Corporal Jos� Correia
Johnny Douglas Died at 48 (1882-1930) 1882-1930, cricketer, died unsuccessfully trying to rescue his father after a collision at sea.
Eugene James Died at 20 (1913-1933) Kentucky Derby-winning American jockey drowned in Lake Michigan while swimming at Chicago's Oak Street Beach
James Murray Died at 78 (1837-1915) 1901-1936, actor, found drowned in the Hudson River, possible suicide
Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941) British writer, committed suicide on 28 March 1941
Bertie Johnston Died at 62 (1880-1942) Politician, drowned at Black Rock, Victoria
Arky Vaughan Died at 40 (1912-1952) Baseball Hall of Famer, drowned after falling from his fishing boat on 30 August 1952
Prince Frederick of Prussia Died at 55 (1911-1966) Died in 1966 at Reinhartshausen, Germany after drowning in the Rhine.
Eric Fleming Died at 41 (1925-1966) Actor best known for his role in the CBS series Rawhide, drowned on 28 September 1966, in a remote river in Peru's back country while filming the made-for-TV movie "Selva Alta" ("High
Harold Holt Died at 59 (1908-1967) Serving Prime Minister of Australia, presumed drowned (or taken by shark) on 17 December 1967.
Mary Jo Kopechne Died at 29 (1940-1969) Drowned in Edward Kennedy's Oldsmobile Delta 88 in a car accident off of Chappaquiddick Island in 1969., Sussex
Brian Jones Died at 27 (1942-1969) Drowned in Hartfield