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Famous Men Killed in a Duel 

Notable Famous Deaths
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Whether wih pistold or swords, here is a list of people who were killed in duels. These famous men killed in a duel were notable for other reasons, but when a challenge was laid down they accepted and ultimately lost. Former president Andrew Jackson killed someone in a duel, and First Secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton famously lost in a duel with Aaron Burr. Feel free to sort the list by name, profession or date of birth.

Who are some famous men killed in a duel? These famous duelists unfortunately for them, met their match and died by the hand of the sword. What's the old adage, you win some you lose some?
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Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 38 (1799-1837) from Moscow, Russia
Poet � 1837
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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 47 (1757-1804) from Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
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Armistead Thomson Mason ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 32 (1787-1819) from Virginia, United States of America
U.S. Senator from Virginia- 1819
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Button Gwinnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 42 (1735-1777) from Gloucester, United Kingdom
Signer of the Declaration of Independence � 1777
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Charles Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Charles Dickinson
By f*ture President Andrew Jackson � 1806
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Charles Mohun, 4th Baron... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun
In Hyde Park, London — 1712
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David C. Broderick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 39 (1820-1859) from Washington, D.C., United States of America
U.S. Senator from California � 1859
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Felice Cavallotti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Felice Cavallotti Dec. at 56 (1842-1898) from Milan, Italy
Italian radical leader � 1898
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Ferdinand Lassalle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Ferdinand Lassalle Dec. at 39 (1825-1864) from Wrocław, Poland
German socialist leader � 1864
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Francis Talbot, 11th Ear... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury
By the Duke of Buckingham — 1668
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George A. Waggaman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 61 (1782-1843) from Maryland, United States of America
U.S. Senator from Louisiana � 1843
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George Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
George Lockhart
Scottish politician and writer
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Henry Wharton Conway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Henry Wharton Conway Dec. at 34 (1793-1827) from Greeneville, Tennessee, United States of America
Arkansas politician � 1827
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James Hamilton, 4th Duke... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 54 (1658-1712) from Hamilton Palace, Hamilton, Canada
In Hyde Park, London — 1712
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John Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Age 67 from Ayr, United Kingdom
Founder and editor of the London Magazine � 1821
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Jonathan Cilley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 36 (1802-1838) from Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States of America
U.S. Representative from Maine
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Lucius M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Lucius M. Walker Dec. at 34 (1829-1863) from Columbia, Tennessee
Confederate Civil War general � 1863
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Mikhail Lermontov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 27 (1814-1841) from Moscow, Russia
Poet � 1841
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Peter Tordenskjold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Peter Tordenskjold Dec. at 30 (1690-1720) from Trondheim, Norway
1720
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Peter Simpson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Peter Simpson
English Painter� 1837
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Richard Dobbs Spaight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 44 (1758-1802) from New Bern, North Carolina, United States of America
Delegate to the Continental Congress and Governor of North Carolina
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Robert Lyon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Robert Lyon
Last Canadian duelling fatality � 1833
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Samuel Hamilton Walker ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Samuel Hamilton Walker Dec. at 30 (1817-1847) from Toaping Castle, Maryland
Texas Ranger and U.S. Army officer � 1847
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Stephen Decatur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 41 (1779-1820) from Sinepuxent, Maryland
American naval hero � 1820
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Évariste Galois ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Dec. at 21 (1811-1832) from Bourg-la-Reine, France
Mathematician- 1832