Famous People Who Died In 1912

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1912. This list includes people like John Jacob Astor IV, Bram Stoker, Robert Falcon Scott, Clara Barton, Joseph Lister and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include sailors, political leaders, explorers and novelists who died in 1912. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
John Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman, Investor, and Founder of the ‘Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’)
John Jacob Astor IV
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 13, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Died: April 15
 2 
Bram Stoker
(Irish Author Best Known for His Horror Novel ‘Dracula’)
Bram Stoker
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 20
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Robert Falcon Scott
(British Royal Naval Officer and Explorer)
Robert Falcon Scott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: March 29
 4 
Emperor Meiji
(Emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912)
Emperor Meiji
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1852
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: July 30
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 5 
Edward Smith
(Captain of the British Passenger Liner 'RMS Titanic', Which Sank on its Maiden Voyage)
Edward Smith
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died: April 15
 6 
Clara Barton
(American Nurse Who Founded the American Red Cross)
Clara Barton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Oxford, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12
 7 
Joseph Lister
(British Medical Scientist and a Pioneer in the Field of Antiseptic Medicine and Surgery)
Joseph Lister
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upton House, West Ham, England
Died: February 10
 8 
Thomas Andrews
(Businessperson, Naval Architect)
Thomas Andrews
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Comber, County Down, Ireland
Died: April 15
 9 
Henri Poincare
(French Polymath and Mathematician Known as One of the Founders of the 'Field of Topology')
Henri Poincare
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 29, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 17
 10 
Louis Cyr
(Strongman)
Louis Cyr
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada
Died: November 10
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Nettie Stevens
(American Geneticist Known for Her Discovery of 'X and Y Sex Determining Chromosomes')
Nettie Stevens
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cavendish, Vermont, United States
Died: May 4
 12 
August Strindberg
(Father of Modern Swedish Literature)
August Strindberg
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 14
Frederick VIII of Denmark
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 14
 14 
Daniel Burnham
(Architect, Urban Designer)
Daniel Burnham
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 4, 1846
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henderson
Died: June 1
 15 
Benjamin Guggenheim
(Businesspeople)
Benjamin Guggenheim
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 15
 16 
William Booth
(Founder of the Salvation Army, Preacher)
William Booth
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 10, 1829
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sneinton, Nottingham, England
Died: August 20
 17 
Allan Octavian Hume
(Founder of Indian National Congress)
Allan Octavian Hume
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Birthdate: June 4, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Mary Cray, Orpington, United Kingdom
Died: July 31
 18 
Isidor Straus
(U.S. House Representative from New York (1894-1895))
Isidor Straus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Otterberg, Germany
Died: April 15
 19 
Ida Straus
(Businessperson)
Ida Straus
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worms, Germany Worms, Germany
Died: April 15
 20 
Jules Massenet
(Composer)
Jules Massenet
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1842
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montaud, France
Died: August 13
 21 
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
(One of the Most Popular Victorian Painters of 19th Century)
Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Birthdate: January 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dronrijp, Netherlands
Died: June 25
 22 
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
(Composer, Pianist, Conductor)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 1
 23 
Andrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)
Andrew Lang
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Birthdate: March 31, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Selkirk
Died: July 20
 24 
Archibald Gracie IV
(Historian, Writer, Investor)
Archibald Gracie IV
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: December 4
 25 
Karl May
(German Writer Known for His Adventure Novels Set in the American Old West)
Karl May
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1842
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Died: March 30
 26 
Arthur MacArthur Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1845
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 5
Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
Died: April 15
 28 
James Allen
(Writer)
James Allen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: January 12
 29 
Harriet Quimby
(The First Female Pilot to Fly across the English Channel)
Harriet Quimby
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcadia, Michigan, United States
Died: July 1
 30 
Archibald Butt
(Military Leader)
Archibald Butt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 15
 31 
Ion Luca Caragiale
(Romanian Playwright, Poet, and Short Story Writer Known for His Satirical Works)
Ion Luca Caragiale
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: I. L. Caragiale, Romania
Died: June 9
 32 
Jacques Futrelle
(Journalist and mystery writer, best known for writing short detective stories)
Jacques Futrelle
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Birthdate: April 9, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pike County, Georgia, United States
Died: April 15
 33 
Wallace Hartley
(Bandleader, Violinist)
Wallace Hartley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colne, Lancashire, England
Died: April 15
 34 
Bolesław Prus
(Polish Novelist and One of the Leading Figures of the Positivist Period in Polish Literature)
Bolesław Prus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hrubieszow, Poland
Died: May 19
 35 
Octavia Hill
(Social Reformer)
Octavia Hill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wisbech, England
Died: August 13
 36 
Wilbur Wright
(One of the Wright Brothers Who Built the World's First Successful Motor-Operated Airplane)
Wilbur Wright
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Birthdate: April 16, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Millville, Indiana
Died: May 30
 37 
Sidney Leslie Goodwin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Died: April 15
 38 
Thomas Byles
(Priest)
Thomas Byles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 15
 39 
Frédéric Passy
(Economist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Frédéric Passy
1
Birthdate: May 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: June 12
 40 
Henry Sweet
(Linguist, University teacher)
Henry Sweet
0
Birthdate: September 15, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 30
 41 
William McMaster Murdoch
(British Sailor Who Was the First Officer on the ‘RMS Titanic’)
William McMaster Murdoch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dalbeattie, Scotland
Died: April 15
 42 
John Harper
(Pastor)
John Harper
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: April 15
 43 
Sophia Jex-Blake
(English Physician, Feminist and the First Practising Female Doctor in Scotland)
Sophia Jex-Blake
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7
 44 
Richard Norman Shaw
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 7, 1831
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 17
 45 
Whitelaw Reid
(Diplomat)
Whitelaw Reid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 27, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cedarville
Died: December 15
 46 
Joseph Bell
(Engineer)
Joseph Bell
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 12, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Farlam, England
Died: April 15
 47 
Jack Phillips
(Wireless telegraphist)
Jack Phillips
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Farncombe, Surrey, England
Died: April 15
 48 
James S. Sherman
(27th Vice President of the United States (1909-12))
James S. Sherman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: October 30
 49 
James B. Weaver
(Politician)
James B. Weaver
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 6
 50 
Nicholas of Japan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1836
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: February 16