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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}
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    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet, peer, and politician who became a revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence, and is considered one of the historical leading figures of the Romantic movement of his era. He is regarded as one of the greatest English poets and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular. He travelled extensively across Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years in the cities of Venice, Ravenna and Pisa....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 36 (1788-1824)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow, London, United Kingdom

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    Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland "and of the dominions thereto belonging" from 1653 until his death, acting simultaneously as head of state and head of government of the new republic. Cromwell was born into the middle gentry to a family descended from the sister of King Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell. Little is known of the first 40 years of his life, as only four of his personal letters survive along with a summary of a speech that he delivered in 1628. He became an Independent Puritan after undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1599-1658)
    • Birthplace: Huntingdon, United Kingdom

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    • Birthplace: Sines, Portugal
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    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1813-1873)
    • Birthplace: Blantyre, United Kingdom