Famous People Who Died of Bubonic Plague

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List of famous people who died of bubonic plague, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from bubonic plague includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of bubonic plague, including actors, musicians and athletes.

John Ward and Gavin Douglas are included on this list of victims of plagues along with many more. Known for being the cause of the Black Death, the bubonic plague has taken the lives of many casualties and victims. 

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from bubonic plague?" and "Which famous people died due to bubonic plague?"

These notable bubonic plague deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has bubonic plague as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

John Ward or Birdy, also known as Jack Ward and under his Muslim name Yusuf Reis, was a notorious English pirate around the turn of the 17th century who later became a Barbary Corsair operating out of Tunis during the early 17th century. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1553-1622)

Birthplace: Faversham, United Kingdom

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#96 of 273 on Complete List of Famous Pirates #60 of 65 on List of 16th and 17th Century Pirates

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Gavin Douglas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Bubonic Plague
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Gavin Douglas was a Scottish bishop, makar and translator. Although he had an important political career, it is for his poetry that he is now chiefly remembered. His principal pioneering achievement was the Eneados, a full and faithful vernacular translation of the Aeneid of Virgil and the first successful example of its kind in any Anglic language. Other extant poetry includes his Palice of Honour and possibly King Hart. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 48 (1474-1522)

Birthplace: Tantallon Castle, United Kingdom

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Giovanni Villani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Bubonic Plague
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Giovanni Villani was an Italian banker, official, diplomat and chronicler from Florence who wrote the Nuova Cronica on the history of Florence. He was a leading statesman of Florence but later gained an unsavory reputation and served time in prison as a result of the bankruptcy of a trading and banking company he worked for. His interest in and elaboration of economic details, statistical information, and political and psychological insight mark him as a more modern chronicler of late medieval Europe. His Cronica is viewed as the first introduction of statistics as a positive element in history. However, historian Kenneth R. Bartlett notes that, in contrast to his Renaissance-era successors, ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

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Huo Qubing

Huo Qubing, born in Linfen, Shanxi, was a distinguished military general of the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu. He was the nephew of the general Wei Qing and Empress Wei Zifu, and the half-brother of the statesman Huo Guang. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 23 (139 BC-116 BC)

Birthplace: Linfen, China