Famous People Who Died At 55

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The list of famous people who died at 55 includes Henry VIII of England, Friedrich Nietzsche, Kate Spade, Vasco da Gama, Claude Debussy. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and composers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 55 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Julius Caesar
(Roman dictator)
Julius Caesar
59
Birthdate: 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044
 2 
Friedrich Nietzsche
(German Philosopher, Cultural Critic and Philologist)
Friedrich Nietzsche
30
Birthdate: October 15, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Röcken, Lützen, Germany
Died: August 25, 1900
 3 
Henry VIII of England
(King of England (1509 - 1547))
Henry VIII of England
35
Birthdate: June 28, 1491
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: January 28, 1547
 4 
Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)
Kate Spade
25
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 5, 2018
 5 
Emily Dickinson
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 15, 1886
 6 
Vasco da Gama
(Explorer)
Vasco da Gama
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1469 AD
Birthplace: Sines, Portugal
Died: December 24, 1524
 7 
Louisa May Alcott
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6, 1888
 8 
Saladin
(Sultan of Egypt and Syria (1174 - 1193))
Saladin
14
Birthdate: 1138 AD
Birthplace: Tikrit, Iraq
Died: March 4, 1193
 9 
Claude Debussy
(French Impressionist Composer Best Known for His Opera 'Pelléas et Mélisande')
Claude Debussy
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: March 25, 1918
 10 
Alauddin Khilji
(13th Sultan of Delhi (1926-1316))
Alauddin Khilji
31
Birthdate: 1261 AD
Birthplace: Qalāt-e Ġilzay, Afghanistan
Died: December 31, 1316
 11 
Robert Urich
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Urich
7
Birthdate: December 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ohio, United States
Died: April 16, 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Satoru Iwata
(Former President & CEO of Nintendo)
Satoru Iwata
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sapporo
Died: July 11, 2015
 13 
Jack Ruby
(American Nightclub Owner Who Murdered Lee Harvey Oswald)
Jack Ruby
12
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 3, 1967
 14 
Tammy Wynette
(Singer-songwriter)
Tammy Wynette
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 6, 1998
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Paul Lynde
(Comedian)
Paul Lynde
7
Birthdate: June 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: January 10, 1982
 16 
Woody Guthrie
(Singer-songwriter)
Woody Guthrie
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967
 17 
Roald Amundsen
(The first person to reach the South Pole, Explorer)
Roald Amundsen
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borge, Norway
Died: June 18, 1928
 18 
Will Rogers
(Vaudeville Performer, Humorist)
Will Rogers
7
Birthdate: November 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Died: August 15, 1935
 19 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Founding Father of Bangladesh)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: August 15, 1975
 20 
Mohammed Rafi
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1980
 21 
Solomon Northup
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minerva, New York
Died: 1863 AD
 22 
Thomas Cromwell
(English statesman)
Thomas Cromwell
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Putney
Died: July 28, 1540
 23 
Charles Martel
(Military Leader)
Charles Martel
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0686 AD
Birthplace: Herstal
Died: October 22, 0741
 24 
Gustav Klimt
(Austrian Symbolist Painter and One of the Most Prominent Members of the ‘Vienna Secession’ Movement)
Gustav Klimt
15
Birthdate: July 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6, 1918
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
Lee Remick
(Actress)
Lee Remick
7
Birthdate: December 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2, 1991
 26 
Elizabeth Peña
(American Actress and Founder of ‘Hispanic Organization of Latin Actor’)
Elizabeth Peña
8
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 14, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 27 
Philip McKeon
(Child Actor and Radio Personality Best Known for His Role as ‘Tommy Hyatt’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Alice’)
Philip McKeon
3
Birthdate: November 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Elizabeth Woodville
(Former Queen of England (1464 - 1483))
Elizabeth Woodville
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1437
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grafton Regis, England
Died: June 8, 1492
 29 
Albert Anastasia
(One of the Founders of the Modern American Mafia and Co-founder of 'Murder, Inc' Crime Group)
Albert Anastasia
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parghelia, Italy
Died: October 25, 1957
 30 
Johnny Ramone
(Guitarist)
Johnny Ramone
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 15, 2004
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
William Hopper
2
Birthdate: January 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 6, 1970
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 32 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(English poet of the Victorian era, best known for her 'Sonnets From the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh.)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kelloe, Durham, England
Died: June 29, 1861
 33 
Del Shannon
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician)
Del Shannon
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: February 8, 1990
 34 
William M. Tweed
(Member of the New York Senate from 1868 to 1873)
William M. Tweed
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 1878
 35 
Rick Danko
(Singer-Songwriter, Bassist and Founding Member of 'The Band')
Rick Danko
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk County, Canada
Died: December 10, 1999
 36 
Edward Albert
3
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 22, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 37 
Gauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)
Gauri Lankesh
0
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died: September 5, 2017
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 38 
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
2
Birthdate: December 26, 1194
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iesi, Marche, Italy
Died: December 13, 1250
 39 
Brad Delp
(Singer-songwriter)
Brad Delp
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 9, 2007
 40 
Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal (1972-2001))
Birendra of Nepal
14
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: June 1, 2001
 41 
Pernell Whitaker
(Boxer Who Competed from 1984 to 2001)
Pernell Whitaker
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: July 14, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 42 
Rudolf Diesel
(Inventor of Diesel Engine)
Rudolf Diesel
2
Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1913
 43 
Bill Haley
(Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler)
Bill Haley
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: February 9, 1981
 44 
Pope Innocent III
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1161
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gavignano, Italy
Died: July 16, 1216
 45 
Ogedei Khan
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire (1229-41))
Ogedei Khan
7
Birthdate: November 30, 1186
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Khamag Mongol
Died: December 11, 1241
 46 
Mikhail Tal
(Soviet-Latvian Chess Player Who Became the Youngest World Chess Champion at the age of 23)
Mikhail Tal
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: June 28, 1992
 47 
William Adams
(Navigator, Merchant-Adventurer and the First Englishman to Reach Japan)
William Adams
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1564
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gillingham, England
Died: May 16, 1620
 48 
Mary Frann
(Actress)
Mary Frann
5
Birthdate: February 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 23, 1998
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 49 
Zerelda Mimms
(Jesse James' Wife)
Zerelda Mimms
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 21, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Logan, Kentucky
Died: November 13, 1900
 50 
Sophie Germain
(French Mathematician Known for Her 'Sophie Germain Prime Numbers')
Sophie Germain
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 1, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Died: June 27, 1831