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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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    William Collinson Sawyer

    1832 More
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    1845 More
    1845 � 13 June 1886, found drowned dead in Lake Starnberg (then called Lake W�rm)
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    Bernhard von Gudden

    1824 More
    1824 � 13 June 1886, Psychiatric Professor who diagnosed and accompanied Ludwig II of Bavaria, ... more
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    1835 More
    Founder of the scientific study of folklore, and influential journalist, author and ...
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    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 ... more
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    1864 More
    Drowned in the Titanic disaster
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    1865 More
    Drowned in the Titanic disaster
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    1845 More
    Drowned in the Titanic disaster
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    Ida Straus

    1849 More
    Drowned in the Titanic disaster
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    1869 More
    Russian mystic and Imperial adviser; the aristocratic faction tried to kill him using several ... more
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    1867 More
    Drowned after jumping out of a lifeboat to rescue his wife, following the torpedoing of their ... more
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    William Wilton

    1865 More
    Scottish football manager (Rangers F.C.), drowned in a boating accident at Gourock
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    Artur de Sacadura Cabral

    1881 More
    Died on 15 November 1924 after his airplane disappeared over the English Channel, along with ... more
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    1882 More
    1882-1930, cricketer, died unsuccessfully trying to rescue his father after a collision at ... more
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    1913 More
    Kentucky Derby-winning American jockey drowned in Lake Michigan while swimming at Chicago's ... more
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    1837 More
    1901-1936, actor, found drowned in the Hudson River, possible suicide
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    British writer, committed suicide on 28 March 1941
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    1880 More
    Politician, drowned at Black Rock, Victoria
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    1912 More
    Baseball Hall of Famer, drowned after falling from his fishing boat on 30 August 1952
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    Prince Frederick of Prussia

    1911 More
    Died in 1966 at Reinhartshausen, Germany after drowning in the Rhine.
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    1925 More
    Actor best known for his role in the CBS series Rawhide, drowned on 28 September 1966, in a ... more
  23. 48
    1908 More
    Serving Prime Minister of Australia, presumed drowned (or taken by shark) on 17 December 1967. more
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    Mary Jo Kopechne

    1940 More
    Drowned in Edward Kennedy's Oldsmobile Delta 88 in a car accident off of Chappaquiddick Island ... more
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    1942 More
    Drowned in Hartfield

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