Famous People Who Died At 49

The list of famous people who died at 49 includes Alexander Hamilton, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Phil Hartman, Arthur Ashe, John, King of England. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 49 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Alexander Hamilton
(American Revolutionary and Founding Father of the United States)
Alexander Hamilton
117
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: July 12, 1804

Known as America’s one of the most influential Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served as the first secretary of the treasury. He also fought in the American Revolutionary War and was considered as a leading votary of the strong central government.

 2 
Dale Earnhardt
(One of the Greatest Drivers in NASCAR History)
Dale Earnhardt
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2001

Dale Earnhardt was an American stock car driver who raced in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1975 to 2001. Considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of NASCAR, Earnhardt won 76 Winston Cup races and seven Winston Cup championships in an illustrious career spanning 40 years. In 2010, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

 3 
Davy Crockett
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee from 1827 to 1831)
Davy Crockett
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limestone, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 6, 1836
American folk hero Davy Crockett, or the "King of the Wild Frontier,” was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee and part of the Texas Revolution. He opposed the Indian Removal Act. He was killed by the Mexican army the Battle of the Alamo.
 4 
Phil Hartman
(Former Member of the Comedy Group 'The Groundlings' and 'Saturday Night Live', Co-writer of 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure')
Phil Hartman
29
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Died: May 28, 1998

Phil Hartman was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He is credited with helping Paul Reubens develop his famous character, Pee-wee Herman, as part of his contribution to the popular comedy group The Groundlings. After he was murdered in 1998, Hartman was honored with several awards. In 2015, Rolling Stone named him one of the greatest Saturday Night Live cast members.

 5 
James A. Garfield
(20th President of United States (March 1881 - September 1881))
James A. Garfield
32
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States
Died: September 19, 1881

The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield began his career as an attorney. Born into poverty, he struggled throughout his childhood and youth to become a respected lawyer. He eventually entered politics and rose through the ranks to be elected the president. Unfortunately, he was assassinated less than seven months after he took office.

 6 
Saint Joseph
(Saint and Legal Father of Jesus)
Saint Joseph
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0030 BC
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: 0020 AD
Famous as the patron of the universal church in Roman Catholicism, Saint Joseph was married to Mary and was the guardian or foster father of JesusJoseph is revered as Saint Joseph in the Oriental Orthodox Church, Catholic Church, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, and the Orthodox Church. Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers, in Catholic traditions.
 7 
Arthur Ashe
(The Only Black Man to Win the Singles Title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open)
Arthur Ashe
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: February 6, 1993
Tennis player Arthur Ashe is best remembered for his three Grand Slam singles wins. He became the first Black player to be named to the U.S. Davis Cup team. He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a bypass surgery and devoted his final years to AIDS awareness campaigns.
 8 
Verne Troyer
(Comedian, Actor)
Verne Troyer
12
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Sturgis, Michigan, U.S.
Died: April 21, 2018
Verne Troyer gained fame as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films and Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Born with cartilage-hair hypoplasia-induced dwarfism, Verne had also performed as a stunt double in films such as Baby's Day Out. He died of suicide by alcohol poisoning at age 49.
 9 
Henry VI of England
(King of England)
Henry VI of England
6
Birthdate: December 6, 1421
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 1471

The only child of Henry V, Henry VI of England served as the king of England for almost 40 years. He also served as the disputed king of France between 1422 and 1453, becoming the only English monarch to serve as the king of France. He founded educational institutions like Eton College, All Souls College, Oxford, and King's College, Cambridge.

 10 
Hatshepsut
(Women Ruler of Egypt from 1479 BC to 1458 BC)
Hatshepsut
29
Birthdate: 1507 BC
Birthplace: Ancient Egypt
Died: January 16, 1458

Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose I, ruled as the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt and was the second female pharaoh, according to records. She was the chief wife of Thutmose II, and ruled jointly with Thutmose III, Thutmose II’s son. She also named herself God's Wife of Amun.

 11 
John, King of England
(King of England (1199-1216))
John, King of England
9
Birthdate: December 24, 1166
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: October 19, 1216

John, King of England reigned over England from 1199 to 1216. His inability to retain the French lands, which was acquired by King Philip II of France, contributed to the subsequent growth of the Capetian dynasty; this is widely regarded as a turning point in the history of Europe.

 12 
Joey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)
Joey Ramone
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
Joey Ramone revolutionized punk rock with his band the Ramones. He was known for his distinctive hiccups, croons, and snarls, which he incorporated in his songs. He was also part of the activist group Artists United Against Apartheid. He died at 49, after a 7-year struggle with lymphoma.
 13 
Grant Imahara
(Known for His Work on the Television Series 'Mythbusters', on Which He Designed and Built Numerous Robots)
Grant Imahara
5
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 13, 2020

Grant Masaru Imahara, a Japanese-American electrical engineer, roboticist, television host and actor, began his career at Lucasfilm, where he got involved with several big budget films including Star War franchise. Later, he joined MythBusters as a member of Build Tea and was well-known for his contribution in it. His other important works include White Rabbit Project, BattleBots, Star Trek Continues etc.

 14 
Bob Crane
(Actor)
Bob Crane
10
Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 1978
Bob Crane was a radio show host before soaring to fame with his portrayal of Colonel Robert Hogan in the two-time Emmy-nominated series Hogan's Heroes. In his later career, he hosted The Bob Crane Show and performed in dinner theater. He was a victim of an unsolved homicide in 1978.
 15 
Douglas Adams
(Author of the BBC Radio Comedy Series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
Douglas Adams
16
Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11, 2001

English author, screenwriter, and essayist, Douglas Adams, is most remembered for his comedy science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As a screenwriter, he wrote two stories for the TV series Doctor Who. He advocated for environmentalism and spoke about environmental issues in his non-fiction radio series Last Chance to See.

 16 
Mehmed II
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed II
16
Birthdate: March 30, 1432
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edirne, Rumelia Eyalet, Ottoman Sultanate
Died: May 3, 1481

Mehmed II reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire on two separate occasions; from 1444 to 1446 and again from 1451 to 1481. During his first reign, Mehmed II defeated the military expedition led by John Hunyadi. During his second reign, Mehmed II strengthened the Ottoman navy and conquered Constantinople at age 21, which ended the Byzantine Empire. 

 17 
Edsel Ford
(Business Executive, Philanthropist and President of ‘Ford Motor Company’)
Edsel Ford
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 26, 1943
Edsel Ford, the son of automobile magnate Henry Ford, served as the president of Ford Motor Company from 1919 to 1943. He developed a modern model of cars and established the Mercury division. He also introduced features such as hydraulic brakes. He was an art connoisseur, too. 
 18 
Anne, Queen of Great Britain
(Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1707 – 1714))
Anne, Queen of Great Britain
22
Birthdate: February 6, 1665
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St James's Palace, Westminster, England
Died: August 1, 1714

Many biographers consider Anne, the Queen of Great Britain, a weak and irresolute woman. It is said that she lacked political astuteness and was easily influenced by others. Though she was troubled by poor health throughout her life, she became increasingly obese and ill during her 30s and eventually died at the age of 49.

 19 
Jack Cassidy
(Actor)
Jack Cassidy
5
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12, 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Frederick Banting
(Co-Discoverer of Insulin)
Frederick Banting
9
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alliston, New Tecumseth, Canada
Died: February 21, 1941

Frederick Banting was a Canadian medical scientist and physician. In 1923, Banting and Scottish biochemist John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of insulin and its therapeutic potential. Aged 32 at that time, Banting remains the youngest Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine. He was knighted by King George V in 1934.

 21 
Jackie Wilson
(Singer)
Jackie Wilson
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: January 21, 1984
 22 
George Boole
(Mathematician, Philosopher, and Logician Best Known as the Author of ‘The Laws of Thought’)
George Boole
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 2, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Died: December 8, 1864

George Boole is remembered for pioneering Boolean algebra, a tool used in digital computer circuits. More of a self-taught mathematician, Boole began teaching at 16 and later grew up to be a math professor at Queen’s College, Cork. His work in differential equations and algebraic logic was groundbreaking.

 23 
Anne Lister
(English Diarist)
Anne Lister
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1791
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Died: September 22, 1840

Apart from being a traveler and a mountaineer, Anne Lister was also known as the world’s "first modern lesbian". Nicknamed Gentleman Jack for her androgynous fashion, which almost always included the color black, she penned diaries that contained many secret codes that were deciphered much after her death.

 24 
Keith Flint
(Singer, Dancer and Motorcycle Racer Who Was a Member of the Electronic Dance Act ‘The Prodigy’)
Keith Flint
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4, 2019
Keith Flint, founding member of the electronic dance group The Prodigy, has delivered international hits such as Firestarter and Breathe. He later led the band Flint. He also owned a motorcycle racing team that became Isle of Man TT champions four times. He is known for his tattoos and piercings.
 25 
Stuart Scott
(American Sportscaster and Anchor on ESPN)
Stuart Scott
6
Birthdate: July 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 4, 2015
Sportscaster Stuart Scott is best remembered as an ESPN anchor. His signature style included catchphrases such as “booyah.” He mostly covered the NBA and NFL games. He received the Jimmy V Award for his long battle with appendix cancer and eventually died of the disease at age 49.
 26 
Ramon Magsaysay
(7th President of the Philippines)
Ramon Magsaysay
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iba, Zambales, Philippines
Died: March 17, 1957

Born to an artisan father, Ramon Magsaysay was initially a schoolteacher. He served as the president of the Philippines and successfully subdued the Huk movement of the local communist guerrillas. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after him, celebrates excellence of Asians in various fields such as journalism and government service.

 27 
Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')
Nico
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18, 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

 28 
Selim I
(ottoman Sultan)
Selim I
15
Birthdate: October 10, 1470
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amasya, Ottoman Empire, Turkey
Died: September 22, 1520

Selim I reigned as the ninth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Although his reign lasted only eight years, Selim I is credited for the vast expansion of the Ottoman Empire; his conquest of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt is widely regarded as his best achievement. A hardworking ruler, Selim was one of the most respected emperors of the Empire.

 29 
Mohammad Najibullah
(2nd President of Afghanistan)
Mohammad Najibullah
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gardez, Afghanistan
Died: September 27, 1996

Mohammad Najibullah was an Afghan politician. From 1987 to 1992, he served as the president of Afghanistan before resigning in 1992. Throughout his tenure as president and leader of Afghanistan, Najibullah preferred nationalism over socialism, abolished the one-party state, and made Islam an official religion. In 1996, he was publicly hanged by the Taliban after they captured Kabul.

 30 
Anna Pavlova
(Russian Ballerina and One of the Most-Celebrated Ballet Dancers of Her Time)
Anna Pavlova
8
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 23, 1931

One of the first ballerinas to travel extensively around the world, Anna Pavlova had first gained an interest in the dance form after watching an adaptation of The Sleeping Beauty. She initially gained fame dancing with Mikhail Mordkin and later made waves with her iconic role in The Dying Swan.

 31 
Garrincha
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Garrincha
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pau Grande, Magé, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: January 20, 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Robert Clive
(The First British Governor of the Bengal Presidency in British India)
Robert Clive
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1725
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Styche Hall, England
Died: November 22, 1774

Robert Clive was a military officer and the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency in British India. Nicknamed Clive of India, Robert Clive is credited with laying the foundation of the East India Company rule in Bengal. He won the Battle of Plassey in 1757, which enabled him to establish Company rule in Bengal.

 33 
Andreas Vesalius
(Founding Father of the Modern Human Anatomy)
Andreas Vesalius
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1514
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 15, 1564

Renaissance physician Andreas Vesalius is credited with illustrating the first anatomy textbook. Born into a family of physicians, he studied at the University of Paris medical school and often dissected corpses retrieved from cemeteries. He was the first to reject Galenic anatomy and to introduce human dissection in anatomy.

 34 
Robert Fulton
(American engineer & inventor)
Robert Fulton
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1765
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Died: February 24, 1815
 35 
Robert Pastorelli
3
Birthdate: June 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 8, 2004
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Jacques Brel
(Actor & One of the Best-Selling Belgian Recording Artists of All Time)
Jacques Brel
13
Birthdate: April 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died: October 9, 1978

Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer, actor, director, and songwriter. He is remembered for composing and performing thoughtful, literate, and theatrical songs. Apart from inspiring French musicians, Brel's works have also had a major influence on English-speaking performers like David Bowie, Scott Walker, Rod McKuen, Marc Almond, and Alex Harvey. Brel is the third-best-selling Belgian music artist of all time.

 37 
Alexander III of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1881 - 1894))
Alexander III of Russia
11
Birthdate: March 10, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 1, 1894
Alexander III ruled as the emperor of Russia, the king Poland, and the grand duke of Finland, from 1881 to 1894. He reversed many liberal policies that had been implemented by his father, Alexander II, earlier. He passed the “May Laws” and did not participate in any major war.
 38 
Edith Cavell
(British Nurse Who Saved the Lives of Soldiers from Both Sides During the First World War)
Edith Cavell
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: October 12, 1915

Edith Cavell was a British nurse best remembered for saving the lives of many soldiers from both camps without discrimination. She helped nearly 200 Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during World War I. Her decision to help both German and Allied soldiers without discrimination landed her in trouble; Edith Cavell was accused of treason and sentenced to death.

 39 
Sue Randall
(Actress)
Sue Randall
16
Birthdate: October 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 26, 1984
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Laura Nyro
(Songwriter)
Laura Nyro
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: April 8, 1997
 41 
Bayezid I
(Sultan of Ottoman Empire)
Bayezid I
5
Birthdate: 1354 AD
Birthplace: Edirne, Turkey
Died: March 8, 1403

Bayezid I reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. He is credited with building one of the largest armies of the world, with which he defeated the Crusaders at Nicopolis in 1396. His only defeat at the Battle of Ankara, which turned out to be fatal, became a subject for writers, painters, and composers.

 42 
Joan Hackett
(Actress)
Joan Hackett
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 8, 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
Mary Wells
(Singer, musician)
Mary Wells
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: July 26, 1992
 44 
Richard Jeni
(American Stand-up Comedian and Actor)
Richard Jeni
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 10, 2007
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 45 
Boris III of Bulgaria
(Former Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria (1918 - 1943))
Boris III of Bulgaria
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: August 28, 1943

Boris III became Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria in the wake of Bulgaria's defeat in First World War. He is noted for legitimating the 1923 Bulgarian coup d'état and joining Axis Powers during Second World War. He however refrained from participating in German invasion of Soviet Union and resisted attempts of the Germans in deporting Bulgarian Jews during Holocaust.

 46 
Louis Cyr
(Strongman)
Louis Cyr
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada
Died: November 10, 1912
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 47 
Barry Sadler
(Soldier and Writer)
Barry Sadler
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Died: November 5, 1989
 48 
Lester Young
(Musician)
Lester Young
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 15, 1959
 49 
Max Stirner
(German Philosopher Best Known for His Work ‘The Ego and Its Own’)
Max Stirner
1
Birthdate: October 25, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany
Died: June 26, 1856
German philosopher Max Stirner had humble beginnings as a girls’ preparatory school teacher and translator. Remembered for his most ground-breaking work, The Ego and His Own, he explored the ego and Hegel’s concepts of social alienation. Unfortunately, he died of a poisonous insect bite at 49.
 50 
Samuel Mudd
(Physician, Farmer, Politician)
Samuel Mudd
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charles County
Died: January 10, 1883