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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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Tiberinus Silvius, ninth Latin... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Tiberinus Silvius, ninth Latin king of Rome Drowned in the River Tiber, which was named after him

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Hippasus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Hippasus A student of the mathematician Pythagoras, who, by some accounts, was drowned by his fellow Pythagoreans for the imprudence of discovering irrational numbers

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Qu Yuan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator Drowned in the Nile in 47 BC

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Antinous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Li Bai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Li Bai Died at 61 (701-762) - It is, however, suggested that he died of excessive drinking or mercury poisoning.

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William Adelin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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,

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Matilda, Countess of Perches is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Frederick I, Holy Roman Empero... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor 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 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Magnus II of Norway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Magnus II of Norway Died at 21 (1048-1069) - 1316 - 1374

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John of Nepomuk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
John of Nepomuk Died at 48 (1345-1393) - Martyred by drowning in 1393.

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Henry Holland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Henry Holland Died at 61 (1745-1806) - 1430 � 1475

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George is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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 decapitation instead

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Bartolomeu Dias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Louis II of Hungary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Louis II of Hungary Died at 20 (1506-1526)

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Felix Manz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Francisco Rodrigues Lobo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Francisco Rodrigues Lobo Died at 41 (1580-1621) - A Portuguese poet and writer of Sephardi Jewish origin, drowned on 4 November 1621

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John William Friso, Prince of ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
John William Friso, Prince of Orange Died at 24 (1687-1711) - Stadholder of the Low Countries, in 1711

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Miguel Of Braganza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Miguel Of Braganza bitched son of King Peter II of Portugal, in the Tagus River on 13 January 1724

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Peter Artedi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Percy Bysshe Shelley Died at 30 (1792-1822)

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Charles Clement Johnston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Charles Clement Johnston Died at 37 (1795-1832) - U.S. Representatives from Virginia, drown in Atlantic near a dock in Alexandria, Virginia in 1832

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Lucas Barrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Lucas Barrett Died at 25 (1837-1862) - English naturalist and geologist in 1862.

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Constantine W. Buckley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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.

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Collinson Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
William Collinson Sawyer Died at 36 (1832-1868)

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King Ludwig II of Bavaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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)

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Bernhard von Gudden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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)

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Julius Krohn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Ernst Schultz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Ernst Schultz Died at 27 (1879-1906) - Danish sprinter. Drowned while swimming in Roskilde Fjord, 20 June 1906.

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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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John Jacob Astor IV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
John Jacob Astor IV Died at 48 (1864-1912) - Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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Benjamin Guggenheim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Benjamin Guggenheim Died at 47 (1865-1912) - Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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Isidor Straus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Isidor Straus Died at 67 (1845-1912) - Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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Ida Straus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Ida Straus Died at 63 (1849-1912) - Drowned in the Titanic disaster

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Grigori Rasputin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Enrique Granados is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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.

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William Wilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
William Wilton Died at 55 (1865-1920) - Scottish football manager (Rangers F.C.), drowned in a boating accident at Gourock

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Artur de Sacadura Cabral is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Johnny Douglas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Johnny Douglas Died at 48 (1882-1930) - 1882-1930, cricketer, died unsuccessfully trying to rescue his father after a collision at sea.

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Eugene James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Eugene James Died at 20 (1913-1933) - Kentucky Derby-winning American jockey drowned in Lake Michigan while swimming at Chicago's Oak Street Beach

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James Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
James Murray Died at 78 (1837-1915) - 1901-1936, actor, found drowned in the Hudson River, possible suicide

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Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941) - British writer, committed suicide on 28 March 1941

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Bertie Johnston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Bertie Johnston Died at 62 (1880-1942) - Politician, drowned at Black Rock, Victoria

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Arky Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Arky Vaughan Died at 40 (1912-1952) - Baseball Hall of Famer, drowned after falling from his fishing boat on 30 August 1952

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Prince Frederick of Prussia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Prince Frederick of Prussia Died at 55 (1911-1966) - Died in 1966 at Reinhartshausen, Germany after drowning in the Rhine.

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Eric Fleming is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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 Jungle") for MGM.

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Harold Holt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Harold Holt Died at 59 (1908-1967) - Serving Prime Minister of Australia, presumed drowned (or taken by shark) on 17 December 1967.

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Mary Jo Kopechne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
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

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Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Brian Jones Died at 27 (1942-1969) - Drowned in Hartfield