Famous People who Died of Typhoid Fever

Famous Typhoid Fever Victims

List of Deaths from Typhoid Fever

  • 0323-06-10 BC Alexander the Great, Macedonian king and military leader, dies at 32 probably from typhoid fever complicated by excessive wine though poisoning is a possibility, (or the 11th June)
  • 1793-07-23 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution), dies of typhoid fever at 72
  • 1818-10-28 Abigail Adams, 2nd US First Lady (1797-1801), dies of typhoid fever at 73
  • 1828-11-19 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies from syphilis and typhoid fever at 31
  • 1834-10-10 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, dies from typhoid fever at 47
  • 1842-01-16 Thomas Fearnley, Norwegian landscape painter, dies of typhoid fever at 39
  • 1871-08-26 Charles Scribner, American magazine and book publisher, dies of typhoid fever at 50
  • 1894-01-21 Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (Épithalame), dies of typhoid fever at 24
  • 1895-07-09 Jack Simpson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1884), dies of typhoid fever at 35
  • 1896-11-22 George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer and inventor (Ferris Wheel), dies of typhoid fever at 37
  • 1912-07-17 Dorothy Goetz Berlin, newlywed bride of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever contracted during their Havana honeymoon at 20
  • 1913-10-20 Daniel David Palmer, Canadian founder of chiropractic (1897 Palmer School of Chiropractic), dies of typhoid fever at 68
  • 1940-06-16 Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer and conductor, dies from typhoid fever at 25