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

Examples include Desiderius Erasmus and John, King of England. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from dysentery?" and "Which famous people died due to dysentery?" These notable dysentery deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has dysentery as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (45 items)

Desiderius Erasmus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Dysentery
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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin style. Amongst humanists, he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists"; he has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote On Free Will, The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1466-1536)

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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David Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Dysentery
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David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. His fame as an explorer helped drive forward the obsession with ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 60 (1813-1873)

Birthplace: Blantyre, United Kingdom

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Henry V of England is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Dysentery
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Henry V was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of either 34 or 35 in 1422. He was the second English monarch who came from the House of Lancaster. After military experience fighting the Welsh during the revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr, and against the powerful aristocratic Percys of Northumberland at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Henry came into political conflict with his father, whose health was increasingly precarious from 1405 onward. After his father's death in 1413, Henry assumed control of the country and embarked on war with France in the ongoing Hundred Years' War between the two nations. His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 36 (1386-1422)

Birthplace: Monmouth Castle, United Kingdom

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Francis Drake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Dysentery
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Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He died of dysentery in January 1596 after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico. His exploits were legendary, making him a hero to the English but a pirate to the Spaniards to whom he was known as El Draque. King Philip II was said to have offered a reward of 20,000 ducats, about £4 million by modern standards, for ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Tavistock, Devon, United Kingdom

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