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 Dean Martin

Dean Martin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 25, 1995

 3 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 34th President of the United States
Birthdate: October 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Died: March 28, 1969

 4 Louis Wain

Louis Wain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4, 1939

 5 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

 6 Idi Amin

Idi Amin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 3rd President of Uganda, Politician
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda
Died: August 16, 2003

 7 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
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 8 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady of the United States (1933-1945)
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 7, 1962

 9 Tiberius

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

 10 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882

 11 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

 12 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

 13 Simone de Beauvoir

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

 14 Robert Forster

Robert Forster
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: October 11, 2019

 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 Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd
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Famous As: Radio personality
Birthdate: July 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 16, 1999

 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 Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Poet
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977

 19 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)

 20 Roy O. Disney

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

 21 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

 22 Claudius Ptolemy

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

 23 Ronnie Spector

Ronnie Spector
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: January 12, 2022
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 24 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

 25 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)

 26 Bernard Tapie

Bernard Tapie
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Businessperson and Minister of City Affairs in the government of Pierre Bérégovoy
Birthdate: January 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 3, 2021

 27 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

 28 Jagadish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 30, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)
Died: November 23, 1937

 29 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)

 30 Thales

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

 31 Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 26, 1923

 32 Romano Mussolini

Romano Mussolini
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: September 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forli, Italy
Died: February 3, 2006

 33 Umberto II of Italy

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

 34 Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo
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Famous As: Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 2, 1999

 35 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, Alabama, United States
Died: January 30, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 36 James Naismith

James Naismith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Inventer of Basketball
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28, 1939

 37 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

 38 Henrik Ibsen

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

 39 Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chancellor of Germany (1969-1974)
Birthdate: December 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: October 8, 1992

 40 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)

 41 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)

 42 Steve Allen

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

 43 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)

 44 George Marshall

George Marshall
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown
Died: October 16, 1959

 45 Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: April 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, United Kingdom
Died: December 23, 1959
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 46 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

 47 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

 48 Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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

 49 Shah Alam II

Shah Alam II
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: June 25, 1728
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: November 19, 1806

 50 Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: December 24, 2008