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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

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    1316 - 1374
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    William Adelin

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    Son of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 November 1120 in the White Ship ... more
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    Lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, drowned in the Nile in 130; the grieving emperor commissioned ... more
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    Duke of Swabia and Holy Roman Emperor, drowned in the Göks River (Cilicia).
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    Henry of Antioch

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    Henry of Poitiers or Henri de Poitiers, drowned at sea on 18 June/27 June/28 June 1276, son of ... more
  6. 12

    John of Nepomuk

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    Martyred by drowning in 1393.
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    Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Drowned not far from the Cape of ... more
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    Felix Manz

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    Co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptists, was drowned in 1527 in the Limmat River in Z�rich by the ... more
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    A Portuguese poet and writer of Sephardi Jewish origin, drowned on 4 November 1621
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    Stadholder of the Low Countries, in 1711
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    Peter Artedi

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    A disciple of Linnaeus, considered the father of Ichthyology, fell by accident in a channel of ... more
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    Henry Holland

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    1430 � 1475
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    Charles Clement Johnston

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    U.S. Representatives from Virginia, drown in Atlantic near a dock in Alexandria, Virginia in ... more
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    Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, drowned in the Brazos River near ...
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    Bernhard von Gudden

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    1824 � 13 June 1886, Psychiatric Professor who diagnosed and accompanied Ludwig II of Bavaria, ... more
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    William Collinson Sawyer

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    Founder of the scientific study of folklore, and influential journalist, author and ...
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    1901-1936, actor, found drowned in the Hudson River, possible suicide
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    English naturalist and geologist in 1862.
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    Drowned in the Titanic disaster
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    1845 � 13 June 1886, found drowned dead in Lake Starnberg (then called Lake W�rm)
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    Ida Straus

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    Drowned in the Titanic disaster
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    Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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