Famous People Who Died At 55

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
46
Birthdate: 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044

 2 
Henry VIII of England
(King of England)

Henry VIII of England
29
Birthdate: June 28, 1491
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: January 28, 1547

 3 
Friedrich Nietzsche
(German Philosopher, Cultural Critic and Philologist)

Friedrich Nietzsche
21
Birthdate: October 15, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Röcken, Lützen, Germany
Died: August 25, 1900

 4 
Kate Spade
(Fashion designer)

Kate Spade
19
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 5, 2018

 5 

Emily Dickinson
10
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
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1469 AD
Birthplace: Sines, Portugal
Died: December 24, 1524

 7 

Louisa May Alcott
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6, 1888
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 8 
Claude Debussy
(Composer)

Claude Debussy
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: March 25, 1918

 9 
Jack Ruby
(Assassin of of Lee Harvey Oswald)

Jack Ruby
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 3, 1967

 10 
Alauddin Khilji
(13th Sultan of Delhi (1926-1316))

Alauddin Khilji
23
Birthdate: 1261 AD
Birthplace: Qalāt-e Ġilzay, Afghanistan
Died: December 31, 1316

 11 
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

 12 
Robert Urich
(Film Actor)

Robert Urich
4
Birthdate: December 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ohio, United States
Died: April 16, 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 
Tammy Wynette
(Singer-songwriter)

Tammy Wynette
7
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)

 14 
Paul Lynde
(Comedian)

Paul Lynde
3
Birthdate: June 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: January 10, 1982

 15 
Roald Amundsen
(The first person to reach the South Pole, Explorer)

Roald Amundsen
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borge, Norway
Died: June 18, 1928

 16 
Will Rogers
(Vaudeville Performer, Humorist)

Will Rogers
6
Birthdate: November 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Died: August 15, 1935

 17 
Thomas Cromwell
(English statesman)

Thomas Cromwell
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Putney
Died: July 28, 1540

 18 
Gustav Klimt
(Painter)

Gustav Klimt
6
Birthdate: July 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
Died: February 6, 1918

 19 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972-75))

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: August 15, 1975

 20 

Solomon Northup
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minerva, New York
Died: 1863 AD

 21 

Mohammed Rafi
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1980

 22 
Charles Martel
(Military Leader)

Charles Martel
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0686 AD
Birthplace: Herstal
Died: October 22, 0741

 23 
Elizabeth Woodville
(Queen of England (1464-1483))

Elizabeth Woodville
3
Birthdate: February 3, 1437
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grafton Regis, England
Died: June 8, 1492

 24 
Woody Guthrie
(Singer-songwriter)

Woody Guthrie
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967

 25 
Lee Remick
(Actress)

Lee Remick
6
Birthdate: December 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2, 1991

 26 

William Hopper
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 6, 1970
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 27 

Philip McKeon
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 

Albert Anastasia
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parghelia, Italy
Died: October 25, 1957

 29 

Elizabeth Peña
7
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 14, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 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 M. Tweed
(Member of the New York Senate from the 4th district (1868-73))

William M. Tweed
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 1878

 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
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: February 8, 1990

 34 

Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
2
Birthdate: December 26, 1194
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iesi, Marche, Italy
Died: December 13, 1250

 35 
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)

 36 
Mikhail Tal
(Chess Player)

Mikhail Tal
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: June 28, 1992

 37 
Rick Danko
(Musician)

Rick Danko
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk County, Canada
Died: December 10, 1999

 38 
Rudolf Diesel
(Inventor of Diesel Engine)

Rudolf Diesel
2
Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1913

 39 
Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal (1972-2001))

Birendra of Nepal
9
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: June 1, 2001

 40 

Pope Innocent III
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1161
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gavignano, Italy
Died: July 16, 1216

 41 
Bill Haley
(Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler)

Bill Haley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: February 9, 1981

 42 
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)

 43 
William Adams
(Navigator)

William Adams
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1564
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gillingham, England
Died: May 16, 1620

 44 

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)

 45 
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

 46 
Sophie Germain
(Mathematician)

Sophie Germain
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 1, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Died: June 27, 1831

 47 
Ali Kemal
(Journalist)

Ali Kemal
2
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fatih, Turkey
Died: November 6, 1922

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Naihati, Kolkata
Died: April 8, 1894

 49 

Elizabeth Gaskell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chelsea, England
Died: November 12, 1865

 50 
Henri Becquerel
(Physicist, Discoverer of Radioactivity)

Henri Becquerel
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 15, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 25, 1908