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Famous People Who Died of Malaria

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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. {#nodes}
  • Angelo Fausto Coppi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfausto ˈkɔppi]; 15 September 1919 – 2 January 1960) was an Italian cyclist, the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo ("Champion of Champions"). He was an all-round racing cyclist: he excelled in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter. He won the Giro d'Italia five times (1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953), the Tour de France twice (1949 and 1952), and the World Championship in 1953. Other notable results include winning the Giro di Lombardia five times, the Milan–San Remo three times, as well as wins at Paris–Roubaix and La Flèche...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 40 (1919-1960)
    • Birthplace: Castellania, Piedmont, Italy
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    Joseph Ludwig Franz Ressel (Czech: Josef Ludvík František Ressel; 29 June 1793 – 9 October 1857) was an Austrian forester and inventor of Czech-German descent, who designed one of the first working ship's propellers. Ressel was born in Chrudim, Bohemia then part of the Holy Roman Empire ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy, which became part of the Austrian Empire at his death (now the Czech Republic). His father Anton Hermann Ressel was a native German speaker, and his mother Marie Anna Konvičková was a native Czech speaker. He studied in the Linz Gymnasium, Budweis (in today's České Budějovice) artillery school, University of Vienna and the Mariabrunn Forestry Academy at Mariabrunn Monastery...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1793-1857)
    • Birthplace: Chrudim, Czech Republic
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    Valerius Cordus (February 18, 1515 – September 25, 1544) was a German physician and botanist who authored one of the greatest pharmacopoeias and one of the most celebrated herbals in history. He is also widely credited with developing a method for synthesizing ether (which he called by the poetic Latin name oleum dulci vitrioli, or "sweet oil of vitriol"). Cordus wrote prolifically, and identified and described several new plant species and varieties. The plant genus Cordia is named for him....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 29 (1515-1544)
    • Birthplace: Hesse, Germany
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    Amerigo Vespucci (; Italian: [ameˈriːɡo veˈsputtʃi]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator, and cartographer who was born in the Republic of Florence. Sailing for Portugal around 1501–1502, Vespucci demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies were not Asia's eastern outskirts (as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages) but a separate, unexplored land mass colloquially known as the New World. In 1507, the new continent was named America after the Latin version of Vespucci's first name.Vespucci became a citizen of the Crown of Castile and died in Seville (1512)....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1454-1512)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy