Famous People Who Died of Dysentery

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Famous People Who Died of Dysentery

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. {#nodes}


  • Desiderius Erasmus
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    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1466-1536)
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • David Livingstone
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    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1813-1873)
    • Birthplace: Blantyre, United Kingdom
  • Henry V of England
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    • Age: Dec. at 35 (1386-1422)
    • Birthplace: Monmouth, United Kingdom
  • Francis Drake
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    • Birthplace: Tavistock, Devon, United Kingdom