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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
Aleksandr Pushkin Died at 38 (1799-1837) - Poet � 1837

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Alexander Hamilton Died at 47 (1757-1804) - 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
Armistead Thomson Mason Died at 32 (1787-1819) - 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
Button Gwinnett Died at 42 (1735-1777) - 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 age 64 - By f*ture President Andrew Jackson � 1806

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Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun Died at 37 (1675-1712) - 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
David C. Broderick Died at 39 (1820-1859) - 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 Died at 56 (1842-1898) - 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 Died at 39 (1825-1864) - German socialist leader � 1864

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Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury Died at 45 (1623-1668) - 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
George A. Waggaman Died at 61 (1782-1843) - 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 Died at 58 (1673-1731) - 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 Died at 34 (1793-1827) - Arkansas politician � 1827

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James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Ha... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton Died at 54 (1658-1712) - 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
John Scott age 65 - 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
Jonathan Cilley Died at 36 (1802-1838) - 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 Died at 34 (1829-1863) - 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
Mikhail Lermontov Died at 27 (1814-1841) - Poet � 1841

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Peter Tordenskjold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Peter Tordenskjold Died at 30 (1690-1720) - 1720

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Peter Simpson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Peter Simpson Died at 76 (1871-1947) - English Painter� 1837

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Richard Dobbs Spaight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Richard Dobbs Spaight Died at 44 (1758-1802) - 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 Died at 59 (1829-1888) - 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 Died at 30 (1817-1847) - 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
Stephen Decatur Died at 41 (1779-1820) - American naval hero � 1820

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Évariste Galois is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
Évariste Galois Died at 21 (1811-1832) - Mathematician- 1832

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�variste Galois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Men Killed in a Duel
�variste Galois Mathematician � 1832