Famous People Who Died At 56

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The list of famous people who died at 56 includes Adolf Hitler, Steve Jobs, George VI, Abraham Lincoln, Julius Caesar. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 56 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Abraham Lincoln
(16th President of the United States (1861-1865))
Abraham Lincoln
120
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Larue County, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 15, 1865
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Steve Jobs
(Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of 'Apple')
Steve Jobs
134
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011
 3 
Adolf Hitler
(Nazi Dictator and Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945))
Adolf Hitler
966
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Ludwig van Beethoven
(One of the Most Admired Composers and Pianists in the History of Western Music)
Ludwig van Beethoven
45
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 17, 1770
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: March 26, 1827
 5 
Dante Alighieri
(Italian Writer and Philosopher Best Known for His Poem ‘Divine Comedy’)
Dante Alighieri
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1265 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: September 14, 1321
 6 
Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964
 7 
George VI
(King of the United Kingdom (1936-52))
George VI
38
Birthdate: December 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: February 6, 1952
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Linda McCartney
(American Photographer, Musician, Animal Rights Activist and Vegetarian Cook Book Author)
Linda McCartney
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Henry II of England
(Former King of England (1154 - 1189))
Henry II of England
16
Birthdate: March 5, 1133
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
Died: July 6, 1189
 10 
Madeline Kahn
(Known for Her Comedic Roles in Films)
Madeline Kahn
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Francis Drake
(Best Known for His Circumnavigation of the World in a Single Expedition)
Francis Drake
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1540 AD
Birthplace: Tavistock, Devon, England
Died: January 28, 1596
 12 
Rick James
(American Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Record Producer.)
Rick James
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: August 6, 2004
 13 
Carlos Hathcock
(Military Personnel)
Carlos Hathcock
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas
Died: February 23, 1999
 14 
John Hancock
(1st and 3rd Governor of Massachusetts)
John Hancock
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8, 1793
 15 
Henry IV of France
(King of France from 1589 to 1610)
Henry IV of France
19
Birthdate: December 13, 1553
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pau, France
Died: May 14, 1610
 16 
Marcheline Bertrand
(American Actress and Former Wife of Actor ‘Jon Voight’)
Marcheline Bertrand
9
Birthdate: May 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Died: January 27, 2007
 17 
Erin Moran
(Actress)
Erin Moran
8
Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: April 22, 2017
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 18 
Albrecht Durer
(German High Renaissance Painter Best Known for His Work ‘Meisterstiche’)
Albrecht Durer
7
Birthdate: May 21, 1471
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: April 6, 1528
 19 
Betty Grable
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Films: ‘Mother Wore Tights’ and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’)
Betty Grable
4
Birthdate: December 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1973
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Max Weber
(Sociologist)
Max Weber
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: June 14, 1920
 21 
Pliny the Elder
(Roman Author, Natural Philosopher and Army Commander)
Pliny the Elder
2
Birthdate: 0023 AD
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 0079 AD
 22 
Warren Zevon
(American Rock Singer-Songwriter and Musician Best Known for His Album ‘Excitable Boy’)
Warren Zevon
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 7, 2003
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Dan Fogelberg
(Musician)
Dan Fogelberg
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: December 16, 2007
 24 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964
 25 
Alexander Pope
(One of the Most Prominent English Poets of the Early 18th Century)
Alexander Pope
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 21, 1688
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 30, 1744
Height: 4'6" (137 cm)
 26 
El Cid
(Military leader)
El Cid
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1043 AD
Birthplace: Vivar, Burgos
Died: July 10, 1099
 27 
Charles Mingus
(One of The Greatest Jazz Musicians & Composers in History)
Charles Mingus
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, United States
Died: January 5, 1979
 28 
Meredith MacRae
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: July 14, 2000
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 29 
Richard Jordan
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 30, 1993
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Roger Miller
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Roger Miller
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: October 25, 1992
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Maharana Pratap
(13th Rana of Mewar Who Became a Folk Hero for His Military Resistance Against Mughal Empire Under Akbar)
Maharana Pratap
99
Birthdate: May 9, 1540
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rajsamand District, Rajasthan, India
Died: January 19, 1597
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Eddie Rabbitt
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: May 7, 1998
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Chris LeDoux
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris LeDoux
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 9, 2005
 34 
Nathan Bedford Forrest
(Confederate General During the American Civil War)
Nathan Bedford Forrest
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford County, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 29, 1877
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Abel Tasman
(Navigator)
Abel Tasman
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1603 AD
Birthplace: Lutjegast
Died: October 10, 1659
 36 
Mark the Evangelist
(Christian Saint Who Founded the Episcopal See of Alexandria)
Mark the Evangelist
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0012 AD
Birthplace: Shahat, Libya
Died: 0068 AD
 37 
Adolf Eichmann
(German Military Official and One of the Major Organisers of the Holocaust)
Adolf Eichmann
69
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: June 1, 1962
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Louis IX of France
(King of France from 1226 to 1270)
Louis IX of France
4
Birthdate: April 25, 1214
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poissy, France
Died: August 25, 1270
 39 
Frances Farmer
(American actress)
Frances Farmer
7
Birthdate: September 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: August 1, 1970
 40 
Owain Glyndŵr
(Prince of Wales from 1400 to 1415)
Owain Glyndŵr
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1359 AD
Birthplace: Sycharth, Wales
Died: 1415 AD
 41 
Michael Nyqvist
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Kurt Hendricks’ in the Film ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’)
Michael Nyqvist
3
Birthdate: November 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 27, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
James R. Jordan, Sr.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 23, 1993
 43 
William M. Branham
(American Christian minister)
William M. Branham
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cumberland County
Died: December 24, 1965
 44 
Anna May Wong
(American Actress and First Chinese American Film Star in 'Hollywood')
Anna May Wong
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1961
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 45 
Melvin Purvis
(FBI agent)
Melvin Purvis
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA
Died: February 29, 1960
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Don Drysdale
(Baseball Player)
Don Drysdale
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, USA
Died: July 3, 1993
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 47 
Jay Gould
(American Railroad Executive, Financier, and Speculator)
Jay Gould
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 27, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roxbury, New York, United States
Died: December 2, 1892
 48 
Frederick III, German Emperor
(Former German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888))
Frederick III, German Emperor
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 15, 1888
 49 
Homi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)
Homi Bhabha
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 24, 1966
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John Wycliffe
(Philosopher, Theologian)
John Wycliffe
1
Birthdate: 1328 AD
Birthplace: Hipswell, United Kingdom
Died: December 31, 1384