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

Examples of people on this list include George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron and Oliver Cromwell.

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

These notable malaria deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has malaria as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (69 items)
George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Malaria
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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty. Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets, and remains widely read and influential. He travelled widely across Europe, especially in Italy where he lived for seven years. Later in life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which many Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died one year later at age 36 from a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 36 (1788-1824)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

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Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Malaria
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Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, albeit to a family descended from the sister of Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life. After undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, he became an independent puritan, taking a generally tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period. An intensely religious man—a self-styled Puritan Moses—he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories. He was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in 1628 and for Cambridge in the Short and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1599-1658)

Birthplace: Huntingdon, United Kingdom

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Vasco da Gama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Malaria
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Dom Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route, as well as the Atlantic and the Indian oceans entirely and definitively, and in this way, the West and the Orient. This was accomplished on his first voyage to India. Da Gama's discovery was significant and opened the way for an age of global imperialism and for the Portuguese to establish a long-lasting colonial empire in Asia. The route meant that the Portuguese would not need to cross the highly disputed Mediterranean nor the dangerous Arabian Peninsula, and that the whole voyage would be made by sea. The sum of ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sines, Portugal

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David Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Malaria
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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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