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Famous People Who Died of Meningitis

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

This list below has a variety of people, like Oscar Wilde and Brook Benton, in it.

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

These notable meningitis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has meningitis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. {#nodes}
  • Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)
    • Birthplace: Ireland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

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  • Voltairine de Cleyre
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    Voltairine de Cleyre (November 17, 1866 – June 20, 1912) was an American anarchist known for being a prolific writer and speaker who opposed capitalism, the state, marriage, and the domination of religion over sexuality and women's lives. She is often characterized as a major early feminist because of her views.Born and raised in small towns in Michigan and schooled in a Sarnia, Ontario Catholic convent, de Cleyre began her activist career in the freethought movement. She was initially drawn to individualist anarchism, but evolved through mutualism to what she called anarchism without adjectives, prioritizing a stateless society without the use of force above all else. She was a...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1866-1912)
    • Birthplace: Leslie, Michigan
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy or Raja Rammohun Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent. He was given the title of Raja by Akbar II, the Mughal emperor. His influence was apparent in the fields of politics, public administration, education and religion. He was known for his efforts to abolish the practices of sati and child marriage. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considered by many historians as the "Father of the Indian Renaissance."In 2004, Roy was ranked number 10 in BBC's poll of the Greatest Bengali of all time....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1772-1833)
    • Birthplace: Radhanagore, India
  • Addie Joss
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    Adrian "Addie" Joss (April 12, 1880 – April 14, 1911), nicknamed "The Human Hairpin," was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched for the Cleveland Bronchos, later known as the Naps, between 1902 and 1910. Joss, who was 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg), pitched the fourth perfect game in baseball history (which, additionally, was only the second of the modern era). His 1.89 career earned run average (ERA) is the second-lowest in MLB history, behind Ed Walsh. Joss was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he attended St. Mary's College (now part of Wyalusing Academy) in Prairie du Chien and the University of Wisconsin. He played baseball at St. Mary's...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 31 (1880-1911)
    • Birthplace: Woodland, Dodge County, Wisconsin, Wisconsin

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