Famous People Who Died In 1913

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1913. This list includes people like Harriet Tubman, J. P. Morgan, Emily Davison, Alfred Russel Wallace, Menelik II and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, poets and emperors & kings who died in 1913. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Japan & Germany and many more countries.
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Harriet Tubman
(Activist and Abolitionist Known for Her Efforts in Rescuing Slaves and Abolition of Slavery)
Harriet Tubman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

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J. P. Morgan
(Financier)
J. P. Morgan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 31
J.P. Morgan was an iconic figure of the economic boom of the Gilded Age and established the investment banking firm J.P. Morgan & Co. He also controlled companies such as U.S. Steel, General Electric, and AT&T. He prevented the American economy from collapsing during the Panic of 1907.
 3 
George I of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1863 - 1916))
George I of Greece
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Birthdate: December 24, 1845
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18

George I of Greece reigned as the king of Greece from 1863 until his murder in 1913. During his reign of nearly 50 years, which is the longest in the history of modern Greece, George helped expand Greece's territory significantly. During his reign, Greece also became increasingly prosperous and attained a popular place on the European stage.

 4 
Alfred Russel Wallace
(Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist and Biologist)
Alfred Russel Wallace
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Birthdate: January 8, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Llanbadoc
Died: November 7

British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace is largely remembered for his theory of evolution through natural selection, which inspired Charles Darwin’s studies. He began his career as a surveyor’s apprentice and later introduced concepts such as reinforcement in animals, also known as the Wallace effect. He was awarded the Order of Merit.

 5 
Menelik II
(Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913)
Menelik II
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Birthdate: August 17, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angolalla Tera
Died: December 12

Menelik II reigned as the emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913 after ruling as the king of Shewa from 1866 to 1889. He is credited with transforming the Ethiopian Empire by expanding his kingdom into Wolayta, Sidama, and Kaffa kingdoms. Fascinated by modernity, Menelik II played a major role in modernizing Ethiopia.

 6 
Rudolf Diesel
(Inventor of Diesel Engine)
Rudolf Diesel
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Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29

Rudolf Diesel was a German mechanical engineer and inventor best remembered for inventing the Diesel engine. After Diesel's demise, his engine became an important substitution for the steam piston engine. The engine became widespread in applications, such as agricultural machines, submarines, ships, and trucks. His life inspired the 1942 biographical film Diesel, in which he was played by Willy Birgel.

 7 
Blanche Monnier
(Prisoner)
Blanche Monnier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: October 13
 8 
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
(15th and Last ShōGun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan)
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 28, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 22

Tokugawa Yoshinobu was the 15th and last shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. During his tenure, he aimed to reform the shogunate but was largely unsuccessful. He resigned in 1867 and went into retirement, choosing to lead a private life away from the public eye. He had multiple hobbies, including photography, oil painting, archery, hunting, and cycling.

 9 
Francisco I. Madero
(37th President of Mexico)
Francisco I. Madero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parras de la Fuente, Mexico
Died: February 22

Apart from being the president of Mexico, Francisco I. Madero was also a social reformist. Born into an affluent landowning family, Madero grew up to challenge the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and was one of the initiators of the Mexican Revolution. He was assassinated in a right-wing coup.

 10 
Lesya Ukrainka
(Writer)
Lesya Ukrainka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Novohrad-Volyns'kyi, Ukraine
Died: August 1
 11 
Sophia of Nassau
(Queen)
Sophia of Nassau
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Birthdate: July 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: December 30
 12 
August Bebel
(Former Politician best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) in 1869)
August Bebel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Deutz, Cologne, Germany
Died: August 13
 13 
Aaron Montgomery Ward
(Entrepreneur)
Aaron Montgomery Ward
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 17, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: December 7
 14 
José Guadalupe Posada
(Mexican Political Lithographer)
José Guadalupe Posada
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aguascalientes
Died: January 20
 15 
Okakura Kakuzō
(Art critic)
Okakura Kakuzō
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: September 2
 16 
José Ruiz y Blasco
(Painter)
José Ruiz y Blasco
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Birthdate: April 12, 1838
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: May 3

Spanish painter and art teacher José Ruiz y Blasco was best known as the father of legendary artist Pablo Picasso. Most of his works are depictions of landscapes or doves and pigeons in their natural habitat. He also specialized in still lifes. In his later years, he taught at La Lonja.

 17 
Anderson Ruffin Abbott
(Physician)
Anderson Ruffin Abbott
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: December 29

Anderson Ruffin Abbott was the first Canadian-born Black doctor. He had been a surgeon for the Union Army and was also in charge of treating President Abraham Lincoln in his final moments. He had also headed the Provident Hospital, which was the first American training hospital for Black nurses.

 18 
Josephine Cochrane
(American Inventor Who Invented the First Successful Hand-Powered Dishwasher)
Josephine Cochrane
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Birthdate: March 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
Died: August 3
 19 
Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
(Sultan)
Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman
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Birthdate: June 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: October 4
 20 
Edwin Klebs
(Pathologist)
Edwin Klebs
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 6, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: October 23
 21 
Kâmil Pasha
(Statesman)
Kâmil Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1833 AD
Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus
Died: November 14
 22 
John Milne
(British Geologist and Mining Engineer Who Developed the Modern Seismograph)
John Milne
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: July 31

John Milne was a British mining engineer and geologist. He is credited with co-founding the Seismological Society of Japan which raised money for the invention of seismographs. John Milne and his team went on to invent the horizontal pendulum seismograph which allowed him to detect various kinds of earthquake waves.

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Henry Billings Brown
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Henry Billings Brown
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 4
 24 
Ferdinand Blumentritt
(Former author, secondary school teacher)
Ferdinand Blumentritt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: September 20
 25 
Pauline Johnson
Pauline Johnson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
Died: March 7
 26 
Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
(Politician)
Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1825 AD
Birthplace: Doha, Qatar
Died: July 17
 27 
Léon Teisserenc de Bort
(Meteorologist)
Léon Teisserenc de Bort
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2
 28 
Michael Maybrick
(Composer)
Michael Maybrick
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1841
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: August 26
 29 
Mathilde Marchesi
(Soprano)
Mathilde Marchesi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 24, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: November 17
 30 
Ștefan Octavian Iosif
(Linguist)
Ștefan Octavian Iosif
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov
Died: June 22
 31 
Aluísio Azevedo
(Brazilian Novelist, Diplomat, Playwright and Short Story Writer)
Aluísio Azevedo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Luís, Brazil
Died: January 21

Though Brazilian author Aluízio Azevedo had initially started as a romantic author, he later became one of the greatest figures of the Naturalist movement. Known for his iconic works such as A Brazilian Tenement, he later quit his literary career and became a consul in Argentina.

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William Henry Preece
(Engineer)
William Henry Preece
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 15, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caernarfon, England
Died: November 6

Welsh inventor William Henry Preece spent his entire life working at the British Post Office, where he experimented on the post office telegraph system. He helped Guglielmo Marconi gain financial assistance and also developed the wireless telegraphy and the telephone system of Britain. He was knighted for his achievements.

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Devaki Nandan Khatri
(Writer)
Devaki Nandan Khatri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 18, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
Died: August 1
 34 
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky
(Author)
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Died: April 25
 35 
Mariano Rampolla
(Cardinal)
Mariano Rampolla
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1843
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Polizzi Generosa, Italy
Died: December 16
 36 
Alfred Austin
(Poet, Novelist, Writer, Journalist)
Alfred Austin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 30, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: June 2
 37 
William Deering
(Businessman)
William Deering
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 25, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Paris, Paris, Maine, United States
Died: December 9
 38 
Louise Blanchard Bethune
(Architect)
Louise Blanchard Bethune
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 21, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waterloo, New York, United States
Died: December 18
 39 
John Thomas
(Composer, Harpist)
John Thomas
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 1, 1826
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bridgend, England
Died: March 19
 40 
Edward Dowden
(Critic)
Edward Dowden
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Birthdate: May 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: April 4
 41 
Tobias Michael Carel Asser
(Lawyer)
Tobias Michael Carel Asser
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: July 29
 42 
Mark Rutherford
(Writer)
Mark Rutherford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 22, 1831
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedford, England
Died: March 14
 43 
Henry Flagler
(American Industrialist and a Founder of 'Standard Oil')
Henry Flagler
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 2, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hopewell, New York, United States
Died: May 20

Financier Henry M. Flagler co-founded the Standard Oil Company along with John D. Rockefeller, Sr. He was initially a grain merchant and later also dabbled in salt manufacture. He also established most of Florida’s hotels, resorts, and railroads, in his bid to develop it as a vacation spot.

 44 
Infanta Antonia of Portugal
(Princess)
Infanta Antonia of Portugal
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Birthdate: February 17, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belém Palace, Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal Portugal
Died: December 27
 45 
Ğabdulla Tuqay
(Poet)
Ğabdulla Tuqay
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Koshlauch
Died: April 15
 46 
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
(Politician)
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sorø, Denmark
Died: December 24
 47 
Emma Forsayth
(Entrepreneur and Plantation owner)
Emma Forsayth
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 26, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Samoa
Died: 1913 AD
 48 
Ernst Georg Ravenstein
(Geographer)
Ernst Georg Ravenstein
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Birthdate: December 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 13

Ernst Georg Ravenstein was a German-English cartographer and geographer. His efforts to introduce scientific methods in cartography in the United Kingdom earned him the first Victoria gold medal from the Royal Geographical Society. Ernst Georg Ravenstein is also credited with establishing a sporting association in London called the German Gymnastics Society in 1861.     

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Ferdinand de Saussure
5
Birthdate: November 26, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: February 22

Known as the father of linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure laid down the concept of semiotics. He distinguished between parole and langue, leading later thinkers to explore structuralism. His only book was his dissertation on vowels in Indo-European languages, with the rest being collections of his lectures.

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Adolf Slaby
(Electronics Pioneer)
Adolf Slaby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1849
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 6