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Deaths by Date and Cause #1

Based on the time, place and cause, name the famous person who died.
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First submittedApril 17, 2012
Last updatedNovember 15, 2016
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Year
Where
How
Person
44 BC
Rome
Assassination
Julius Caesar
30 BC
Alexandria
Snake Bite
Cleopatra
33
Judaea
Crucifixion
Jesus
634
Medina
Fever
Mohammad
1431
Rouen
Burned at the
Stake
Joan of Arc
1606
London
Jumped from
Gallows
Guy Fawkes
1779
Hawaii
Killed in Battle
Captain Cook
1804
New York
Shot in Duel
Alexander
Hamilton
1821
St. Helena
Stomach Cancer
Napoleon
1914
Sarajevo
Assassination
Franz Ferdinand
1934
France
Radiation
Marie Curie
1941
New York
ALS Disease
Lou Gehrig
1945
Northern
Italy
Firing Squad
Benito Mussolini
Year
Where
How
Person
1948
New Delhi
Assassination
Mohandas Gandhi
1955
California
Car Crash
James Dean
1962
Los Angeles
Drug Overdose
Marilyn Monroe
1973
Hong Kong
Unknown
Bruce Lee
1977
Memphis
Drug
Complications
Elvis Presley
1994
Seattle
Suicide
Kurt Cobain
1996
Las Vegas
Murder
Tupac Shakur
1997
Paris
Car Crash
Princess Diana
1999
near Martha's
Vineyard
Plane Crash
John F.
Kennedy Jr.
2001
Daytona Beach
Car Crash
Dale Earnhardt
2009
Bangkok
Autoerotic
Asphyxiation
David Carradine
2011
London
Alcohol
Amy Winehouse
2011
Abbottabad
Gunshot
Osama Bin Laden
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level 76
Apr 14, 2012
Great quiz!
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level 61
Nov 13, 2017
The funny thing is that Napoleon would've lived longer if he didn't keep putting his hand on his stomach during battle as his infamous gesture
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level 72
Jul 11, 2018
I don't get the joke.
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level 44
Apr 14, 2012
Love this type of quiz...
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level 72
Jul 11, 2018
I don't get the joke.
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level 35
Apr 14, 2012
Another one of those quizzes that makes me say "I should know this stuff." Great one.
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level 22
Apr 17, 2012
Same here
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level 71
Apr 14, 2012
awesome quiz
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level 25
Apr 14, 2012
Great quiz, but Hamilton was killed in New Jersey, as dueling in New York was illegal at that point.
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level 38
Feb 14, 2017
So was dueling in NJ!
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level 60
Feb 27, 2017
He was shot in Jersey but died several hours later in New York,
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level 45
Feb 28, 2017
Everything is legal in New Jersey
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level 71
Apr 15, 2012
Hamilton was SHOT in New Jersey on the cliffs in North Bergen - however, he DIED in New York City having been rushed back across the river to his rooms on Jane Street.
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level 83
Oct 14, 2014
Weehawken, not North Bergen.
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level ∞
Nov 15, 2016
And he was taken to New York where he died the next day
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level 79
Apr 15, 2012
Bonaparte should work for Napoleon
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level ∞
Apr 17, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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level 36
Apr 18, 2012
I love this quiz!
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level 40
Jan 17, 2013
Loved this quiz. It really makes you think.
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level 17
Feb 3, 2014
i missed ALS disease LOL
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level 39
Feb 13, 2014
Didn't Napoleon die of lead poisoning?
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level 55
Nov 8, 2017
Yes he was assassinated
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level 43
Jun 9, 2014
You should add Jack Daniels kicking his safe
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level 67
Jul 17, 2014
Guy Fawkes wasn't hanged, he jumped from the gallows and broke his neck. I also just realized (when looking it up to make sure I was right) that he was executed on my birthday.
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level ∞
Oct 8, 2014
Fixed
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level 79
Nov 27, 2014
@Wellington, you've got to tell me your secret! How have you lived for 408 years?!
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level 39
Nov 20, 2014
Can you accept "Madame Curie" for "Marie Curie." Thats another name she was known by. Also, that is what the movie about her was called.
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level 65
Mar 21, 2017
It still doesn't accept Sklodowska...
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level 66
Nov 27, 2014
Tupac is still alive though...
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level 64
Nov 27, 2014
If we're doing conspiracies the Kurt Cobain one needs to be changed to "suicide" or murder...
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level 73
Dec 15, 2018
"Jesus lives" said a huge graffiti in my town. Someone added: "listening to punk with Elvis."
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level 45
Nov 27, 2014
Ironical as it is posted on the same day as Australian cricketer Phil Hughes sadly died in an unfortunate manner.
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level 31
Nov 27, 2014
Can't decide if I am stupid or this quiz is really hard! Got a shockingly bad score.
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level 72
Nov 27, 2014
got all of them...the only one i had to think about was the last one
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level 72
Nov 27, 2014
Loved this quiz!
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level 67
Nov 28, 2014
Good quiz, although I did not do too well...... I think Duke Ferdinand should get the point.
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level 73
Dec 15, 2018
Nope, he was Archduke. And why just the second name?
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level 72
Mar 26, 2015
The answer for 1977 is wrong. Elvis is NOT dead.
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level 58
Dec 22, 2015
Um, he has been for like 40 years by now. Maybe it's all those impersonations, trying to get the money. Just like Madonna.
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level 69
Oct 4, 2015
He hasn't done much lately
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level 67
Feb 21, 2016
One fact that surprises me about this quiz is that prior to 1950 the individuals are what you may call 'World Famous' afterwards apart from a couple of obvious people they are just film stars and entertainers. Has the media taken over the making of History?
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level 59
Feb 27, 2017
Wikipedians call it recentism.
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level 37
Sep 1, 2016
I think Marilyn Monroe's should be Unknown, as it was never found out what killed her.
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level 72
Feb 27, 2017
Shouldn't (von) Habsburg (-Lothringen) be acceptable for Franz-Ferdinand? Bonaparte is accepted for Napoleon.
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level ∞
Feb 27, 2017
No
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level 47
Feb 27, 2017
+1!
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level 65
Mar 21, 2017
And why not? It seems consistent to accept the surname of the family as the surnames are accepted in other cases
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level 73
Dec 15, 2018
It's not a surname, at least it wasn't at the time. And while even in Kennedy family for example there are 4-5 really famous ones, there are dozens among Habsburgs.
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level 80
Feb 27, 2017
Was thinking Michael Hutchence but was pretty sure that wasn't in Bangkok (and was earlier than 2009).
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level 59
Feb 27, 2017
Perhaps my enjoyment in causes of death should be worrisome, but this was a great quiz. Do another!!
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level 56
Feb 27, 2017
missed Bin Laden
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level 42
Feb 27, 2017
Cleopatra's official cause of death was not a snakebite, but her commiting suicide by drinking poison.
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level 67
Feb 28, 2017
Poison she drank because she'd been bitten by a snake.
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level 38
Sep 8, 2018
I thought that it was Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) who drank the poison.
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level 54
Oct 2, 2019
Nope she committed suicide by forcing a snake to bite her. At least that's the story
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level 67
Feb 27, 2017
Just one little point I would like to mention, Cook wasn't actually involved in a 'Battle'. All of a sudden the Hawaiian natives on the shore jumped Cook and speared him, then the Sailors under Cook opened fire on the natives. (I have a book printed in Edinburgh 1805 with lithographs, giving a detailed account of Cooks voyages and unfortunate demise).
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level 51
Feb 28, 2017
I'd suggest Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald at the 1963 Indy 500.
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level 68
May 27, 2017
Surprised not to see Michael Jackson on this list.
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level 66
Jan 8, 2018
Carradine didn't know if he was coming or going.
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level 65
Jan 31, 2019
There's no evidence to Cleopatra's snake-suicide, it's a fairy tale. Just put "unknown", or "suicide", as that's quite sure. Also, please accept "Sklodowska" and "Maria Sklodowska" for Marie Curie, that's her actual name.
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