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Famous Drowning Victims 

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A list of famous drowning victims. These notable people drowned either by accident or intentionally. May we recommend learning to swim or learn to defend yourself so that you don't have to join this list of famous drowning deaths and victims. Not even celebrities are immune to drowning, and many unfortunately have bitten the big one this way. Many of the names on this list should be familiar, even if the way they died may not be as famous as their larger than life personalities.

Who are famous drowning victims? Take a look at this list and you'll see for yourself.
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Tiberinus Silvius, ninth... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Tiberinus Silvius, ninth Latin king of Rome
Drowned in the River Tiber, which was named after him
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Hippasus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
A student of the mathematician Pythagoras, who, by some accounts, was drowned by his fellow Pythagoreans for the imprudence of discovering irrational numbers
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Qu Yuan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 62 (339 BC-277 BC)
Committed ritual suicide as a form of protest against the corruption of the era, a sacrifice still commemorated today during the Duan Wu or Dragon Boat Festival
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Ptolemy XIII Theos Philo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
Drowned in the Nile in 47 BC
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Antinous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 19 (111-130)
Lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, drowned in the Nile in 130; the grieving emperor commissioned hundreds of statues of the youth and spread them around the Empire
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Li Bai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 61 (701-762)
It is, however, suggested that he died of excessive drinking or mercury poisoning.
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William Adelin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 17 (1103-1120)
Son of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 November 1120 in the White Ship wreck,
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Matilda, Countess of Per... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Matilda, Countess of Perches
Countess of Perches. Daughter of king Henry I of England, drowned in the Channel on 25 November 1120 in the White Ship wreck
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Frederick I, Holy Roman ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 68 (1122-1190)
Duke of Swabia and Holy Roman Emperor, drowned in the Göks River (Cilicia).
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Henry of Antioch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Henry of Antioch
Dec. at 78 (1198-1276)
Henry of Poitiers or Henri de Poitiers, drowned at sea on 18 June/27 June/28 June 1276, son of Bohemund IV of Antioch and first wife Plaisance Embriaco de Giblet
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Magnus II of Norway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Magnus II of Norway
Dec. at 21 (1048-1069)
1316 - 1374
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John of Nepomuk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
John of Nepomuk
Dec. at 48 (1345-1393)
Martyred by drowning in 1393.
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Henry Holland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Henry Holland
Dec. at 61 (1745-1806)
1430 � 1475
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George is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Executed for treason against his brother king Edward IV of England on 1478, by drowning in a barrel of Malmsey wine; or so the legend says, because modern assessments favour the traditional decapitation instead
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Bartolomeu Dias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 50 (1450-1500)
Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Drowned not far from the Cape of Good Hope in 1500
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Louis II of Hungary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 20 (1506-1526)
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Felix Manz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Felix Manz
Dec. at 29 (1498-1527)
Co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptists, was drowned in 1527 in the Limmat River in Z�rich by the Z�rich Reformed state church
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Francisco Rodrigues Lobo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 41 (1580-1621)
A Portuguese poet and writer of Sephardi Jewish origin, drowned on 4 November 1621
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John William Friso, Prin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 24 (1687-1711)
Stadholder of the Low Countries, in 1711
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Miguel Of Braganza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Miguel Of Braganza
bitched son of King Peter II of Portugal, in the Tagus River on 13 January 1724
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Peter Artedi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Peter Artedi
Dec. at 30 (1705-1735)
A disciple of Linnaeus, considered the father of Ichthyology, fell by accident in a channel of Amsterdam in 1735
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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dec. at 30 (1792-1822)
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Charles Clement Johnston... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Charles Clement Johnston
Dec. at 37 (1795-1832)
U.S. Representatives from Virginia, drown in Atlantic near a dock in Alexandria, Virginia in 1832
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Lucas Barrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 25 (1837-1862)
English naturalist and geologist in 1862.
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Constantine W. Buckley ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drowning Victims
Dec. at 50 (1815-1865)
Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, drowned in the Brazos River near Columbia, Texas on 19 December 1865.