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List of famous people who died of cholera, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from cholera 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 cholera, including actors, musicians and athletes.

Examples of people on this list include James K. Polk and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

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

These notable cholera deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has cholera as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (114 items)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher who was a major figure in German idealism. His historicist and idealist account of reality revolutionized European philosophy and served as an important precursor to Continental philosophy, Marxism and historism. Hegel's principal achievement was his development of absolute idealism as a means to integrate the notions of mind, nature, subject, object, psychology, the state, history, art, religion and philosophy. In particular, he developed the notion of the master–slave dialectic and the concept of Geist as the expression of the integration, without elimination or reduction, of otherwise seemingly contradictory or opposing ideas. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 61 (1770-1831)

Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

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#77 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Tennessee. Polk was the surprise candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk was a leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System. Polk was the last strong pre–Civil War president, and he is the earliest of whom there are surviving photographs taken during a term in office. He is noted for his foreign policy successes. He threatened war with Britain over the issue ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 54 (1795-1849)

Birthplace: Pineville, Mecklenburg County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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#27 on Every President's Most Controversial Pardon, Ranked

#18 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#56 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#59 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Georges Cuvier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier, known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist. Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils. Cuvier's work is considered the foundation of vertebrate paleontology, and he expanded Linnaean taxonomy by grouping classes into phyla and incorporating both fossils and living species into the classification. Cuvier is also known for establishing extinction as a fact—at the time, extinction was considered by many of Cuvier's contemporaries to be merely controversial ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1769-1832)

Birthplace: Montbéliard, France

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José María San Martín is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cholera
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José María San Martín


Colonel José María San Martín was born in Nacaome, Honduras to Colonel Joaquín de San Martín and Joaquina Fugón. Although born in Honduras, his family moved to Chalatenango, El Salvador when he was a child. He studied philosophy at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala but did not graduate. Instead he returned to El Salvador in 1829 where he later married Isabel García de Machón. In 1832 he became a deputy in the parliament of the Province of El Salvador. In 1834 he joined the army. Later that year his father Joaquín de San Martín y Ulloa, declared the separation of the province of El Salvador in the Central American Confederation invading José Francisco Morazán Quezada of El Salvador ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 46 (1811-1857)