Famous People Who Died At 35

The list of famous people who died at 35 includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anne Boleyn, William Wallace, Andy Kaufman, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Famous personalities featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, soldiers and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 35 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Italy and many more countries.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(One of the Greatest Composers in the History of Western Music)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
91
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 5, 1791

A child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is regarded as one of the greatest classical composers ever. A prolific composer, he had a profound influence on Western music. Many of his works are considered pinnacles of choral, symphonic, operatic, chamber, and concertante music. Before his death, at the age of 35, he had composed over 600 works.

 2 
William Wallace
(Scottish Knight Who Became One of the Main Leaders During the First War of Scottish Independence)
William Wallace
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1270
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: August 23, 1305

William Wallace was a Scottish knight who played an important role in the First War of Scottish Independence. Since his death, Wallace has been viewed as an iconic figure whose story of bravery and valor has inspired several works of art, including the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart. Wallace has also inspired video games and brewery companies, such is his popularity.

 3 
Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician. Stevie achieved so much in his mainstream career, that spanned only seven years, that he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever and one of the most influential and iconic musicians in the blues music history. He is credited with reviving blues-rock and his work continues to influence several artists.

 4 
Jose Rizal
(Filipino Nationalist and Writer Who is Considered One of the Greatest Heroes of the Philippines)
Jose Rizal
39
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896

Jose Rizal was a Filipino polymath and nationalist. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal turned towards writing and inspired the Philippine Revolution through his writings. The revolution eventually led to Philippine independence and Rizal became a national hero. His life has inspired several biographical films and TV series.

 5 
Guy Fawkes
(Soldier)
Guy Fawkes
44
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1570
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York
Died: January 31, 1606

Guy Fawkes was a member of an infamous group which unsuccessfully plotted the murder of King James I. The plot, which came to be known as the Gunpowder Plot, became popular and Guy Fawkes became synonymous with the plot. The failure of the plot has been commemorated as Guy Fawkes Night, during which Fawkes' effigy is burned on a bonfire.

 6 
Nicole Brown Simpson
(Murdered Wife of American Footballer O. J. Simpson)
Nicole Brown Simpson
38
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: June 12, 1994

Nicole Brown Simpson was the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. Her murder led to one of the most famous criminal trials of all time, the O. J. Simpson murder case. After her murder, The Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation was established in her memory. Her story inspired several movies, such as the 1995 TV movie The O. J. Simpson Story.

 7 
Andy Kaufman
(Comedian, Best known for His Portrayal of 'Latka Gravas' on the Sitcom 'Taxi')
Andy Kaufman
39
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 16, 1984

Andy Kaufman was an American entertainer and wrestler. Considered an anti-comedian for his ability and willingness to provoke confused and negative reactions from audiences, Kaufman is revered for his counterintuitive approach to comedy. Apart from influencing comedians like Jim Carrey, Kaufman also inspired movies like Toni Erdmann. There are rumours that his death is believed to be a hoax and part of his prank.

 8 
Rob Hall
(Mountaineer)
Rob Hall
23
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: May 11, 1996

Rob Hall was a New Zealand mountaineer and the head guide of a Mount Everest expedition in 1996, during which he died along with two clients and a fellow guide. The ill-fated expedition was dramatized in the film Everest where Rob Hall was played by actor Jason Clarke.

 9 
Dean Paul Martin
(Son of American Entertainer Dean Martin)
Dean Paul Martin
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: March 21, 1987

Dean Paul Martin made his way into pop singing at the age of thirteen when he joined the pop group Dino, Desi & Billy. He earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in Players. He also became a successful tennis player and competed in junior competition at Wimbeldon. At the age of 16, he obtained his pilot's license.

 10 
Meriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)
Meriwether Lewis
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: October 11, 1809

Best known for his exploration of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon, Meriwether Lewis led the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition. He had also been the governor of Louisiana. His mysterious death at age 35, due to gunshot wounds, sparked a huge debate on whether it was a murder or a suicide.

 11 
Patrice Lumumba
(1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Patrice Lumumba
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sankuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: January 17, 1961
Congolese politician Patrice Lumumba was the first prime minister of the Republic of the Congo. He was an MNC leader and played a major role in turning Congo from a Belgian colony to an independent country. He was executed on the orders of Mobutu Sese Seko, following the Congo Crisis.
 12 
Anthony of Padua
5
Birthdate: August 15, 1195
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 13, 1231

Thirteenth-century Portuguese Catholic priest Anthony of Padua was the friar of the Franciscan Order. He is remembered for his self-less devotion to the poor and the sick and is revered as the patron saint of lost items. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1946.

 13 
Inger Stevens
(Swedish-American Actress Best Known for Her TV Series ‘The Farmer's Daughter’)
Inger Stevens
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Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30, 1970

Inger Stevens was a Swedish-American actress whose promising career was cut short when she committed suicide at age 35. Stevens is remembered for her performance in TV series like The Farmer's Daughter, for which she received the Golden Globe for Best TV Star – Female in 1963. Her performance in the series also earned her an Emmy nomination in 1964.

 14 
Amedeo Modigliani
(Italian Painter and Sculptor Known for His Works: ‘Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress’ and ‘Madame Pompadour’)
Amedeo Modigliani
11
Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: January 24, 1920

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor. He is remembered for his surrealist and modern-style depiction of nudes in his portraits. Even though he spent his youth in Italy, he worked mainly in France. He enjoyed little success while he was alive. He died young at the age of 35 and received massive posthumous appreciation for his works.

 15 
Ronald McNair
(American NASA Astronaut and Physicist)
Ronald McNair
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 28, 1986

A doctorate in physics from MIT Cambridge, Ronald McNair worked on chemical lasers before joining NASA and in 1984 flew as a mission specialist on STS-41-B aboard Challenger, becoming the second African-American to do so. In January 1986, he was selected to fly on STS-51-L, but was killed along with rest of the crews when Challenger disintegrated soon after liftoff.

 16 
Nicky Hayden
(American Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Nicky Hayden
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 22, 2017

Nicky Hayden was an American motorcycle racer best remembered for winning the 2006 MotoGP World Championship by breaking Valentino Rossi's five-year streak. Hayden met with an accident while riding his bicycle in 2017 in Italy and died of traumatic brain injury at the age of 35. In 2018, he was inducted posthumously into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

 17 
Jaco Pastorius
(Musician)
Jaco Pastorius
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 21, 1987
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Lena Zavaroni
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Died: October 1, 1999

Scottish singer Lena Zavaroni is an example of how harmful unregulated childhood stardom can be. At 10, she became the youngest singer with a Top 10 album on the UK Albums Chart. However, after a lifelong battle with anorexia nervosa and depression, she died at 34, following a psychosurgical operation.

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Shyla Stylez
(Pornographic Actress)
Shyla Stylez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
Died: November 9, 2017
 20 
Josh Gibson
(One of the Best Power Hitters and Catchers in Baseball History.)
Josh Gibson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buena Vista, Georgia, United States
Died: January 20, 1947
Joshua Gibson, or the Back Babe Ruth, was one of the most powerful hitters and catchers in the history of baseball. He had a long stint with the Negro League team the Homestead Grays. He was the second Negro League inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Johnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Johnny Horton
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: November 5, 1960
 22 
Randy Shughart
(US Delta Force Soldier Remembered for His Service in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu)
Randy Shughart
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln
Died: October 3, 1993

US Army Delta Force soldier Randy Shughart is remembered for his heroic contribution to the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, for which he was posthumously awarded the US Medal of Honor. His story was later related in the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War and the 2001 movie Black Hawk Down.

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Jimmie Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter and musician)
Jimmie Rodgers
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 26, 1933
 24 
Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976
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Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1565
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: February 25, 1601

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, was an English nobleman. Considered a favorite of Elizabeth I, Robert Devereux did the unthinkable when he led an abortive coup d'état in 1601 against the government of Elizabeth I. He was subsequently executed for treason. Over the years, Robert Devereux has been portrayed in many stage plays, TV series, and films.

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Louis Slotin
(Canadian Physicist and Chemist Who Took Part in the Manhattan Project)
Louis Slotin
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: May 30, 1946
While showing his colleagues how to work on a plutonium bomb, Canadian scientist Louis Slotin was exposed to a lethal radioactive dose that first caused him to vomit and then die 9 days later. He had, however, reportedly shielded his colleagues from maximum exposure, thus saving their lives.
 27 
Godfrey Gao
(Model)
Godfrey Gao
7
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
Died: November 27, 2019
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Razia Sultana
(First Female Sultan of Delhi)
Razia Sultana
35
Birthdate: 1205 AD
Died: October 14, 1240

Razia Sultana is known for being the only female Muslim ruler of Delhi. She ruled the Delhi Sultanate in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent from 1236 to 1240. She was the daughter of Mamluk Sultan Shamsuddin Iltutmish. Upon her ascend to the throne, she was challenged by rival nobles, many of whom she defeated.

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Catherine of Valois
(Former Queen Consort of England (1420 - 1422))
Catherine of Valois
4
Birthdate: October 27, 1401
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 3, 1437
Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France, was the queen of England from 1420 to 1422, as the wife of Henry V of England. Her marriage to Henry V was supposed to be a political stance to end the Hundred Years' War, but it was not successful.
 30 
Pedro I of Brazil
(Former Emperor of Brazil (1822 - 1831))
Pedro I of Brazil
5
Birthdate: October 12, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queluz, Portugal
Died: September 24, 1834

Pedro I of Brazil was the founder of the Empire of Brazil and reigned as its emperor from 1822 to 1831. He also ruled over Portugal before abdicating the throne in favor of Dona Maria II. He is credited with spreading the liberal ideals that enabled Portugal and Brazil to move to representative forms of government from absolutist regimes.

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Jay Sebring
(American Celebrity Hair Stylist)
Jay Sebring
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: August 9, 1969
Jay Sebring was a celebrity hair stylist who owned a chain of salons called Sebring International and was known for his reckless lifestyle. He; his former girlfriend, actor Sharon Tate; and three others were murdered by members of the Manson Family while they were at Roman Polanski’s Los Angeles home.
 32 
Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)
Olaf II of Norway
2
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: July 29, 1030
 33 
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
(Japanese Short-Story Writer Active During the Taishō Period)
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyōbashi-ku,Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 24, 1927

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer best remembered for writing more than 150 short stories including In a Grove which inspired the 1950 film Rashōmon. Considered the father of the Japanese short story, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's brief career helped inspire his friend Kan Kikuchi to create Akutagawa Prize, a literary award for new writers, which is named in his honor.

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Valentinian III
(Roman Emperor in the West)
Valentinian III
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Birthdate: July 2, 0419
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ravenna
Died: March 16, 0455
 35 
Geneviève Castrée
(Canadian Cartoonist)
Geneviève Castrée
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loretteville, Quebec
Died: July 9, 2016

Geneviève Castrée was a Canadian illustrator, cartoonist, and musician. She is best remembered for her book Susceptible, which earned her international success. A self-taught musician, Castrée went on to found her own music label in 2009 after releasing a couple of EPs. Geneviève Castrée died at the age of 35 due to pancreatic cancer.

 36 
Vasil Levski
(Bulgarian Revolutionary & Freedom Fighter Who was Executed by the Ottoman Authorities)
Vasil Levski
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karlovo, Bulgaria
Died: February 18, 1873

Vasil Levski was a Bulgarian revolutionary who is considered a national hero in Bulgaria. Nicknamed the Apostle of Freedom, Vasil Levski strategized a revolutionary movement to free Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule. In a nationwide television poll conducted in 2007, Levski was voted as the greatest Bulgarian of all time.

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Nazia Hassan
(Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Considered as 'The Queen of South Asian Pop')
Nazia Hassan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died: August 13, 2000

Known as the Queen of Pop in South Asia back in the 1980s, Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan soared to fame with tracks such as Aap Jaisa Koi and Boom Boom. She began her career as part of a duo with her brother, Zoheb Hassan. She died of lung cancer at 35.

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Antonio José de Sucre
(Former President of Bolivia (1825 - 1828))
Antonio José de Sucre
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1795
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cumaná
Died: June 4, 1830

Antonio José de Sucre was a Venezuelan political leader who served as the President of Peru from 23 June to 17 July 1823. He also served as the second president of Bolivia from 29 December 1825 to 18 April 1828. Antonio José de Sucre also played an influential role as an independence leader through his work alongside Simón Bolívar.

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Wolfe Tone
(Irish Revolutionary Figure and One of the Founding Members in Belfast and Dublin of the 'United Irishmen')
Wolfe Tone
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 19, 1798

Initially a lawyer, Wolfe Tone later ditched his practice to co-establish the Society of United Irishmen, aimed at ending the British reign in Ireland. A prominent face of the Irish Rebellion, he led French forces into Ireland during the 1798 rebellion. Sentenced to be hanged, he later slit his own throat and died.

 40 
Ed Delahanty
(Baseball player)
Ed Delahanty
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: July 2, 1903
 41 
Fireball Roberts
(American Stock Car Racer)
Fireball Roberts
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tavares, Florida, United States
Died: July 2, 1964
 42 
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
(Former Grand Duchess Consort of Hesse and by Rhine (1877 - 1878))
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1843
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 14, 1878
Princess Alice was the third child of England’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her organization Princess Alice Women's Guild oversaw military hospitals during the Austro-Prussian War. She became the Grand Duchy of Hesse by virtue of her marriage to German Prince Louis. She eventually died due to diptheria.
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Fred the Godson
(DJ)
Fred the Godson
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 2020
 44 
Kevin Peter Hall
(Actor)
Kevin Peter Hall
10
Birthdate: May 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: April 10, 1991
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
 45 
Steve Montador
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman)
Steve Montador
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: February 15, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Denniz Pop
(He co-founded the recording studio Cheiron Studios in Stockholm in 1992)
Denniz Pop
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tullinge, Sweden
Died: August 30, 1998
 47 
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
(Lithuanian Composer and Painter)
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 22, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Senoji Varėna, Lithuania
Died: April 10, 1911

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian composer, painter, and writer. Widely regarded as a pioneer of abstract art in Europe, Čiurlionis contributed immensely to art nouveau and symbolism. Today, many of his paintings are preserved at the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Lithuania. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis also had a major influence on modern Lithuanian culture.

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Geeta Bali
(Indian Actress Who Worked in Hindi Language Films)
Geeta Bali
2
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Died: January 21, 1965

Geeta Bali was an Indian actress best remembered for her work in Hindi language films. Bali appeared in over 70 movies in a career spanning more than a decade. Geeta Bali's acting career was cut short when she died at age 35 due to smallpox.

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Bernadette Soubirous
(French Saint Who Received Visions from the Virgin Mary in a Cave Near Lourdes)
Bernadette Soubirous
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourdes, France
Died: April 16, 1879
Bernadette Soubirous grew up amidst poverty, which contributed to her ill health and her stunted frame of just over 4 feet. At 14, she had visions of the Virgin Mary, which led to the formation of the Marian shrine of Lourdes. She was declared a saint by Pope Pius XI.
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George Woolf
(Jockey)
George Woolf
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died: January 4, 1946