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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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  1. 11

    Magnus II of Norway Died at 21 (1048-1069) 1316 - 1374

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    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 ...

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    Died at 19 (111-130) Lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, drowned in the Nile in 130; the grieving emperor commissioned ...

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    Died at 68 (1122-1190) Duke of Swabia and Holy Roman Emperor, drowned in the Göks River (Cilicia).

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    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 ...

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    John of Nepomuk Died at 48 (1345-1393) Martyred by drowning in 1393.

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    Died at 50 (1450-1500) Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Drowned not far from the Cape of ...

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    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 ...

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    Died at 20 (1506-1526)

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    Died at 41 (1580-1621) A Portuguese poet and writer of Sephardi Jewish origin, drowned on 4 November 1621

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    Died at 24 (1687-1711) Stadholder of the Low Countries, in 1711

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    Peter Artedi Died at 30 (1705-1735) A disciple of Linnaeus, considered the father of Ichthyology, fell by accident in a channel of ...

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    Henry Holland Died at 61 (1745-1806) 1430 � 1475

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    Died at 30 (1792-1822)

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    Charles Clement Johnston Died at 37 (1795-1832) U.S. Representatives from Virginia, drown in Atlantic near a dock in Alexandria, Virginia in ...

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    Died at 50 (1815-1865) Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, drowned in the Brazos River near ...

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    Bernhard von Gudden Died at 62 (1824-1886) 1824 � 13 June 1886, Psychiatric Professor who diagnosed and accompanied Ludwig II of Bavaria, ...

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    William Collinson Sawyer Died at 36 (1832-1868)

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    Died at 53 (1835-1888) Founder of the scientific study of folklore, and influential journalist, author and ...

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    Died at 78 (1837-1915) 1901-1936, actor, found drowned in the Hudson River, possible suicide

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    Died at 25 (1837-1862) English naturalist and geologist in 1862.

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    Died at 67 (1845-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    Died at 41 (1845-1886) 1845 � 13 June 1886, found drowned dead in Lake Starnberg (then called Lake W�rm)

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    Ida Straus Died at 63 (1849-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    Died at 48 (1864-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    Died at 47 (1865-1912) Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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    William Wilton Died at 55 (1865-1920) Scottish football manager (Rangers F.C.), drowned in a boating accident at Gourock

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    Died at 49 (1867-1916) Drowned after jumping out of a lifeboat to rescue his wife, following the torpedoing of their ...

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    Died at 47 (1869-1916) Russian mystic and Imperial adviser; the aristocratic faction tried to kill him using several ...

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    Died at 27 (1879-1906) Danish sprinter. Drowned while swimming in Roskilde Fjord, 20 June 1906.

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    Died at 62 (1880-1942) Politician, drowned at Black Rock, Victoria

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    Artur de Sacadura Cabral Died at 43 (1881-1924) Died on 15 November 1924 after his airplane disappeared over the English Channel, along with ...

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    Died at 48 (1882-1930) 1882-1930, cricketer, died unsuccessfully trying to rescue his father after a collision at ...

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    Died at 59 (1882-1941) British writer, committed suicide on 28 March 1941

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    Died at 33 (1899-1932) Poet; suicide in the Caribbean.

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    Died at 59 (1908-1967) Serving Prime Minister of Australia, presumed drowned (or taken by shark) on 17 December 1967.

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    Died at 68 (1911-1979) War criminal and leader of the Nazi human experimentation programme, drowned while swimming ...

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    Prince Frederick of Prussia Died at 55 (1911-1966) Died in 1966 at Reinhartshausen, Germany after drowning in the Rhine.

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    Died at 40 (1912-1952) Baseball Hall of Famer, drowned after falling from his fishing boat on 30 August 1952

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    Died at 20 (1913-1933) Kentucky Derby-winning American jockey drowned in Lake Michigan while swimming at Chicago's ...

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    Died at 68 (1923-1991) Newspaper magnate, disappeared from his yacht under mysterious circumstances in 1991, body ...

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    Died at 41 (1925-1966) Actor best known for his role in the CBS series Rawhide, drowned on 28 September 1966, in a ...

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    Died at 44 (1929-1973) Orchestral conductor, accident, 16 April 1973

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    Died at 34 (1936-1970) Jazz musician, suspected suicide

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    Died at 43 (1938-1981) Actress, drowned in a yachting accident in 1981; the accident raised several suspicions and ...

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    Died at 68 (1938-2006) Distinguished Filipino educator and university president, accidentally drowned off the coast ...

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    Mary Jo Kopechne Died at 29 (1940-1969) Drowned in Edward Kennedy's Oldsmobile Delta 88 in a car accident off of Chappaquiddick Island ...

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    Died at 63 (1941-2004) Born 1941, in a suspected suicide in New York City's East River in 2004.

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    Died at 27 (1942-1969) Drowned in Hartfield

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    Died at 43 (1942-1985) American actress who drowned under mysterious circumstances in Manzanillo, Mexico in 1985.

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