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

Charles Puffy and Lydia Becker are only the beginning of the people on this list.

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

These notable diphtheria deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has diphtheria as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (8 items)

Lydia Ernestine Becker was a leader in the early British suffrage movement, as well as an amateur scientist with interests in biology and astronomy. She is best remembered for founding and publishing the Women's Suffrage Journal between 1870 and 1890. ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1827-1890)

Birthplace: Chadderton, United Kingdom

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Charles Puffy born Károly Hochstadt in Budapest, was a Hungarian film actor. He appeared in 134 films between 1914 and 1938. He was the earliest slapstick star in Hungary's silent film era, appearing under the name "Pufi". His other stage names were "Károly Huszár" or "Pufi Huszár". Besides his work ...more

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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Alida Rinie Cohen


Alida Rinie (Lideke) Cohen died of an illness on the place where she had gone into hiding. On 9 January 1944 her grandfather in London was sent a message about her death. Addition of a visitor of the website. ...more

Age: Died at 9 (1935-1944)

Birthplace: Hilversum, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Anna Hall Roosevelt


Anna Rebecca Hall Roosevelt was an American socialite. She was the mother of First Lady of the United States, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Anna was described as a celebrated beauty. ...more

Age: Died at 29 (1863-1892)