Famous People Who Died At 59

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The list of famous people who died at 59 includes Clark Gable, William the Conqueror, Oliver Cromwell, Solomon, Rock Hudson. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and spiritual & religious leaders and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 59 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
William the Conqueror
(Former King of England (1066 - 1087))
William the Conqueror
26
Birthdate: 1028 AD
Birthplace: Falaise, France
Died: September 9, 1087
 2 
Clark Gable
24
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Died: August 16, 1960
 3 
Solomon
(King of Israel)
Solomon
9
Birthdate: 0990 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0931 BC
 4 
Rock Hudson
(One of the Most Popular Movie Stars of His Time)
Rock Hudson
11
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Died: October 2, 1985
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 5 
Virginia Woolf
(One of the Most Important Modernist 20th-Century Authors)
Virginia Woolf
70
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: March 28, 1941
 6 
Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
George Best
(Northern Irish Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
George Best
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 25, 2005
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Sitting Bull
(Warrior)
Sitting Bull
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1831 AD
Birthplace: Grand River
Died: December 15, 1890
 9 
Booker T. Washington
(American Educator Who was the Dominant Leader of the African-American Community Between 1890 and 1915)
Booker T. Washington
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westlake Corner, Virginia, United States
Died: November 14, 1915
 10 
Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Best Known for His Novella Notes from The 'Underground')
Fyodor Dostoevsky
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1821
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 9, 1881
 11 
Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 25, 1984
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
Coolio
(Rapper Best Known for His Singles ‘Gangsta's Paradise’ and ‘My Soul’)
Coolio
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Compton, California, U.S.
Died: September 8, 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Bill Bixby
(Best Known for as Dr. David Banner in The TV Series 'The Incredible Hulk')
Bill Bixby
6
Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 21, 1993
 14 
Conway Twitty
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hit Songs 'Hello Darlin' and ‘You've Never Been This Far Before’)
Conway Twitty
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Friars Point, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 5, 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Hattie McDaniel
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mammy’ in the Film ‘Gone with the Wind’)
Hattie McDaniel
14
Birthdate: June 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: October 26, 1952
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 16 
Doug McClure
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Cowboy’ in the TV Series ‘The Virginian’)
Doug McClure
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Birthdate: May 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: February 5, 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Toussaint Louverture
(Leader of the Haitian Revolution)
Toussaint Louverture
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1743
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Dominigue (present day Haiti)
Died: April 7, 1803
 18 
Billy Preston
(Musician & Songwriter)
Billy Preston
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: June 6, 2006
 19 
John Cassavetes
(One of the Most Influential American Directors of the Later Half of the 20th Century)
John Cassavetes
5
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1989
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Novelist and Short Story Writer)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 19, 1864
 21 
Robert Reed
12
Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 12, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Reg E. Cathey
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 9, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Teddy Pendergrass
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died: January 13, 2010
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Peter Lorre
(Best Known for His Role as the Psychotic Child Murderer in the Thriller Film ‘M’)
Peter Lorre
14
Birthdate: June 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ružomberok, Slovakia
Died: March 23, 1964
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
John Hughes
(American Filmmaker Known for His Coming-Of-Age Teen Comedy Films with Honest Depictions of Suburban Teenage Life)
John Hughes
14
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: August 6, 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Erik Satie
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Work ‘Gymnopédies’)
Erik Satie
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: July 1, 1925
 27 
Emperor Meiji
(Emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912)
Emperor Meiji
4
Birthdate: November 3, 1852
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: July 30, 1912
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Isoroku Yamamoto
(Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941)
Isoroku Yamamoto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Died: April 18, 1943
 29 
Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Harold Holt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: December 17, 1967
 30 
Auguste Comte
(French Philosopher and Founder of Sociology and Positivism )
Auguste Comte
9
Birthdate: January 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: September 5, 1857
 31 
Gypsy Rose Lee
(One of the First Burlesque Artists to Imbue a Striptease With Grace and Style)
Gypsy Rose Lee
6
Birthdate: January 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: April 26, 1970
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Oliver Cromwell
(English Statesman)
Oliver Cromwell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 25, 1599
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Kingdom of England
Died: September 3, 1658
 33 
Eli Whitney
(American inventor)
Eli Whitney
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1765
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westborough
Died: January 8, 1825
 34 
Emile Durkheim
(French Sociologist Who Established the 'Academic Discipline of Sociology')
Emile Durkheim
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: November 15, 1917
 35 
John Donne
(17th Century English Poet Who is Considered the Preeminent Representative of the Metaphysical Poets)
John Donne
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1572
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1631
 36 
Ovid
(Poet)
Ovid
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 0043
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic
Died: 0017 AD
 37 
Juliet Prowse
(Film, Stage and Television Actress Who Had a Four-Decade Long Career)
Juliet Prowse
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Birthdate: September 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: September 14, 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Helena Blavatsky
(Russian Writer and Co-Founder of the 'Theosophical Society')
Helena Blavatsky
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: May 8, 1891
 39 
John Brown
(Abolitionist)
John Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 2, 1859
 40 
Fanny Brice
(Model, Singer, Actress)
Fanny Brice
2
Birthdate: October 29, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: May 29, 1951
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Barbara Jordan
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996
 42 
Anne Ramsey
(Actress)
Anne Ramsey
12
Birthdate: March 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 11, 1988
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
Frank Morgan
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 18, 1949
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 44 
Charles Lamb
(English Essayist, Poet and Antiquarian Best Known for His Books: ‘Essays of Elia’ and ‘Tales from Shakespeare’)
Charles Lamb
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Inner Temple, London, England
Died: December 27, 1834
 45 
Eliza Hamilton Holly
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)
Eliza Hamilton Holly
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: October 17, 1859
 46 
Sam Peckinpah
(Film director)
Sam Peckinpah
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: December 28, 1984
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 47 
Gustav Holst
(Was an English Composer)
Gustav Holst
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Died: May 25, 1934
 48 
Seretse Khama
(Politician)
Seretse Khama
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana
Died: July 13, 1980
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Clare of Assisi
(Italian Saint and One of the First Followers of ‘Francis of Assisi’)
Clare of Assisi
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1194
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Assisi, Italy
Died: August 11, 1253
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Fannie Lou Hamer
(American Community Organizer and Women's Rights Activist)
Fannie Lou Hamer
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 14, 1977