Famous People Who Died At 51

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The list of famous people who died at 51 includes James Gandolfini, William III of England, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Calamity Jane, Margaret Tudor. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, artists and poets and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 51 includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
William Shakespeare
(English Playwright & Poet Who is Regarded as the Greatest Writer in the English Language)
William Shakespeare
164
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Died: April 23, 1616
 2 
Napoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French (1804-1814))
Napoleon Bonaparte
103
Birthdate: August 15, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 5, 1821
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
James Gandolfini
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tony Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
James Gandolfini
20
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 19, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Madam C. J. Walker
(Entrepreneur)
Madam C. J. Walker
27
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 25, 1919
 5 
Calamity Jane
(American scout)
Calamity Jane
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Princeton, Missouri
Died: August 1, 1903
 6 
John Smith
(Explorer)
John Smith
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1580
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: June 21, 1631
 7 
Thomas Becket
(English Nobleman Who Served as Lord Chancellor from 1155 to 1162)
Thomas Becket
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1119
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, United Kingdom
Died: December 29, 1170
 8 
Elijah
(Prophet)
Elijah
0
Birthdate: 0900 BC
Birthplace: Tishbe
Died: 0849 BC
 9 
Jack Swigert
(Astronaut)
Jack Swigert
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Died: December 27, 1982
 10 
Marcel Proust
(Novelist)
Marcel Proust
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy, France
Died: November 18, 1922
 11 
John Singleton
(Director)
John Singleton
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 28, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Carl Wilson
(American musician)
Carl Wilson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California
Died: February 6, 1998
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
(4th President of Pakistan and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Larkana, Pakistan
Died: April 4, 1979
 14 
Harald Hardrada
(King of Norway (1046 to 1066))
Harald Hardrada
8
Birthdate: 1015 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike
Died: September 25, 1066
 15 
Roger Maris
(Baseball player)
Roger Maris
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 14, 1985
 16 
Édouard Manet
(French Modernist Painter Known for His Work ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ and ‘Olympia’)
Édouard Manet
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, Francece
Died: April 30, 1883
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Bill Evans
(American Jazz Pianist Known for Lush Harmonies and Lyrical Improvisation)
Bill Evans
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 15, 1980
 18 
Moliere
(French Playwright and One of the Greatest Writers of French Comedy)
Moliere
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: February 17, 1673
 19 
Rainer Maria Rilke
(Austrian Poet and Novelist Known for His Poetry Collections ‘Duino Elegies’ and ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’)
Rainer Maria Rilke
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 29, 1926
 20 
Beth Chapman
(American TV Reality Star Known for Her Shows ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ and ‘Dog's Most Wanted’)
Beth Chapman
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Birthdate: October 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: June 26, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Lapu-Lapu
(Chieftain of Mactan, Philippines)
Lapu-Lapu
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1491 AD
Birthplace: Mactan, Philippines
Died: 1542 AD
 22 
Yolanda King
(Civil Rights Activist and Daughter of Civil Rights Leader 'Martin Luther King Jr.')
Yolanda King
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Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 2007
 23 
Stanley Williams
15
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13, 2005
 24 
George Washington Vanderbilt II
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Dorp
Died: March 6, 1914
 25 
Ethan Allen
(Revolutionary War Hero)
Ethan Allen
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1738
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 12, 1789
 26 
Honoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright Known for His Magnum Opus 'La Comédie humaine')
Honoré de Balzac
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: August 18, 1850
 27 
Pliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)
Pliny the Younger
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Como
Died: 0112 AD
 28 
Ann Sheridan
(Actress)
Ann Sheridan
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, USA
Died: January 21, 1967
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Tommy Dorsey
(Trombonist)
Tommy Dorsey
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 26, 1956
 30 
Jan van Eyck
(Painter)
Jan van Eyck
2
Birthdate: 1390 AD
Birthplace: Maaseik, Belgium
Died: July 9, 1441
 31 
Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
9
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4, 1948
 32 
Eero Saarinen
(Architect)
Eero Saarinen
7
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kirkkonummi, Finland
Died: September 1, 1961
 33 
Margaret Tudor
(Queen Consort of Scotland)
Margaret Tudor
7
Birthdate: November 28, 1489
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, Kingdom of England
Died: October 18, 1541
 34 
Gustave Doré
(Artist Best Known for His Prolific Output of Wood-Engravings and Illustrated Texts)
Gustave Doré
0
Birthdate: January 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 1883
 35 
Bobby Van
(Actor)
Bobby Van
4
Birthdate: December 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 31, 1980
 36 
Stanley Milgram
(Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist)
Stanley Milgram
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 20, 1984
 37 
Anthony Wayne
(Senior Officer of the United States Army (1792-96))
Anthony Wayne
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Easttown Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 15, 1796
 38 
Angela Carter
(Author of 'The Bloody Chamber' and 'Nights at the Circus')
Angela Carter
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: February 16, 1992
 39 
Mehmed IV
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed IV
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1642
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: January 6, 1693
 40 
William the Silent
(Main Leader of the Dutch Revolt Against the Spanish Habsburgs that Set off the Eighty Years' War)
William the Silent
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 24, 1533
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dillenburg, Germany
Died: July 10, 1584
 41 
Charles George Gordon
(British Army Officer Who Led The 'Ever Victorious Army' in China)
Charles George Gordon
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 28, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: January 26, 1885
 42 
Frederick William I of Prussia
(Former King of Prussia (1713 - 1740))
Frederick William I of Prussia
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1688
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 31, 1740
 43 
Alois Alzheimer
(Psychiatrist, Neuropathologist)
Alois Alzheimer
7
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marktbreit
Died: December 19, 1915
 44 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: June 23, 1953
 45 
The Singing Nun
(Singer-songwriter)
The Singing Nun
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29, 1985
 46 
Karl Von Clausewitz
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1780
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burg bei Magdeburg
Died: November 16, 1831
 47 
Tony Williams
(Drummer)
Tony Williams
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: February 23, 1997
Emperor Taizong of Tang
1
Birthdate: January 28, 0598
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wugong County, Xianyang, China
Died: July 10, 0649
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Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
(Former King of Nepal)
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
8
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: January 31, 1972
 50 
Roger Casement
(British Diplomat Known as ‘Father of Twentieth-Century Human Rights Investigations')
Roger Casement
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sandycove, Ireland
Died: August 3, 1916