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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 ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1770-1831)

Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1795-1849)

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

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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 ...more

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. ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1811-1857)