Famous People Who Died At 78

The list of famous people who died at 78 includes Mahatma Gandhi, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dean Martin, Andrew Jackson, Idi Amin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, actors and poets and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 78 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

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 1 Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi.
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Famous As: Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
Died: January 30, 1948

 2 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 34th U.S. President
Birthdate: October 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Died: March 28, 1969
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 B. J. Thomas

B. J. Thomas.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hugo, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 29, 2021

 4 Dean Martin

Dean Martin.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio
Died: December 25, 1995
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Idi Amin

Idi Amin.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Uganda
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda
Died: August 16, 2003

 6 Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 7th President of the United States
Birthdate: March 15, 1767
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waxhaws
Died: June 8, 1845

 7 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 7, 1962
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 8 Tiberius

Tiberius.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: November 16, 0042
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 16, 0037

 9 Kublai Khan

Kublai Khan.
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Famous As: Founder of the Yuan dynasty in Mongolia and China,
Birthdate: September 23, 1215
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: February 18, 1294

 10 Robert Forster

Robert Forster.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York
Died: October 11, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emersion.
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Famous As: American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882

 12 Egerton Ryerson

Egerton Ryerson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1803
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walsh, Ontario
Died: February 19, 1882

 13 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 14, 1986

 14 Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: July 2, 1977

 15 Kabir

Kabir.
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Famous As: Saint and Mystic Poet
Birthdate: 1440 AD
Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1518 AD

 16 Jason Robards

Jason Robards
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 2000
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 17 Juan Perón

Juan Perón.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Argentina
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lobos
Died: July 1, 1974

 18 Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
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Famous As: King of Italy
Birthdate: November 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 28, 1947
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 19 Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Israel
Birthdate: August 16, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brest
Died: March 9, 1992

 20 Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of India
Birthdate: December 3, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ziradei, Siwan, Bihar
Died: February 28, 1963

 21 Claudius Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy.
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Famous As: Astronomer, Cartographer & Mathematician
Birthdate: 0090 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0168 AD

 22 Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jalandhar
Died: November 7, 1990

 23 Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde
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Famous As: English actor
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London
Died: May 8, 1999

 24 Jagjivan Ram

Jagjivan Ram
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Indian politician
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chandwa, India
Died: July 6, 1986

 25 Umberto II of Italy

Umberto II of Italy.
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Famous As: King of Italy
Birthdate: September 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castle of Racconigi, Racconigi, Italy
Died: March 18, 1983

 26 Steve Allen

Steve Allen.
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Birthdate: December 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 30, 2000

 27 Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist, Author
Birthdate: April 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Heiberger
Died: January 30, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 28 James Naismith

James Naismith.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Invented Basketball
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte
Died: November 28, 1939

 29 James Herriot

James Herriot.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995

 30 Bob Denard

Bob Denard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: April 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, Gironde, France
Died: October 13, 2007

 31 James Naismith

James A. Naismith
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28, 1939

 32 Hussein bin Ali Sharif of Mecca

Hussein bin Ali Sharif of Mecca.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1853 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: June 4, 1931

 33 Janet Reno

Janet Reno.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: 78th Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: July 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Died: November 7, 2016
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 34 Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: August 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 27, 2012

 35 Ruth Williams Khama

Ruth Williams Khama.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of Botswana
Birthdate: December 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 22, 2002

 36 Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Died: June 30, 2003
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 37 Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 2, 1999

 38 Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: August 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 5, 1950

 39 Muawiyah I

Muawiyah I.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of the Umayyad Caliphate
Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0680 AD

 40 Roy O. Disney

Roy O. Disney.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Founder of Walt Disney Company
Birthdate: June 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: December 20, 1971

 41 Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle
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Famous As: Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida U.S.
Died: November 17, 1998

 42 Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Poet.
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien
Died: May 23, 1906

 43 Donald O'Connor

Donald O'Connor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: September 27, 2003
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 Tony Mendez

Tony Mendez.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: CIA Officer
Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eureka, Nevada, United States
Died: January 19, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 Martin D. Ginsburg

Martin D. Ginsburg.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Husband
Birthdate: June 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: June 27, 2010

 46 Peter Kropotkin

 Peter Kropotkin.
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Famous As: Philosopher & Activist
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: February 8, 1921

 47 Diane Cilento

Diane Cilento.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mooloolaba
Died: October 6, 2011
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 48 Thales

Thales.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0624 BC
Birthplace: Miletus Ancient Theater, Turkey
Died: 0546 BC

 49 J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: April 19, 2009

 50 Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 25, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limoges
Died: December 3, 1919