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Of all the passengers and crew on the Titanic, 1,517 people died during its sinking. This number made up approximately 68 percent of all of the people on board of the ship during its maiden voyage. Of the total casualty numbers, approximately 832 were passengers.


Although the precise number is disputed, approximately 1,500 people are believed to have died in the sinking of the Titanic. Separate investigations conducted by the United State Senate and British authorities placed the number at 1,517 and 1,490, respectively.


In Greek mythology, the Titans were the divine rulers of the Earth prior to the ascendancy of the Olympian gods. These beings were the descendants of the two primordial gods: Gaea, the earth-mother, and Uranus, the sky-father.


Ocean explorer Robert Ballard found the wreckage of the sunken RMS Titanic in 1986. He is also credited with discovering the sunken German battleship Bismarck and other shipwrecks. Ballard has conducted more than 120 deep-sea expeditions.


Although historical accounts vary, there were anywhere from 705 to 713 surviving passengers of the RMS Titanic. Most of the survivors were female passengers from the ship's first-class section, children and crew members.


Out of the 2,240 passengers and crew aboard the Titanic, only 705 survived. One of the reasons was that too few life boats were available. The 20 boats were able to hold only 1,178 people.


More than 1500 people lost their lives with the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. The Titanic was believed to be unsinkable, and it was not equipped with enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew.