Famous People Who Died In 1914

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1914. This list includes people like John Muir, George Washington Vanderbilt II, Joshua Chamberlain, Ambrose Bierce, Jacob Riis and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, inventors and military leaders who died in 1914. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Austria and many more countries.
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(The person whose assassination sparked the First World War)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: June 28
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig, was the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. He was also the inspector general of the Austro-Hungarian army. His assassination by Young Bosnia member Gavrilo Princip triggered Austria’s conflict with Serbia, leading to World War I.
 2 
John Muir
(Naturalist)
John Muir
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 21, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunbar
Died: December 24

John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, botanist, zoologist, and author. Nicknamed Father of the National Parks and John of the Mountains, Muir was an influential proponent of the preservation of wilderness in the US. He is credited with co-founding the American conservation organization, The Sierra Club. Muir is considered a hero by many environmentalists around the world.

 3 
Ambrose Bierce
(Journalist & Writer, soldier)
Ambrose Bierce
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Birthdate: June 24, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Died: December 1
 4 
George Westinghouse
(American Entrepreneur and Engineer Who Invented the ‘Railway Air Brake’)
George Westinghouse
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Birthdate: October 6, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Central Bridge, New York, United States
Died: March 12

Inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse was mostly responsible for introducing the U.S. to alternating current (AC). Initially part of the army and the navy, the talented engineer began his journey of inventions with the rotary steam engine and went on to invent several products, such as air brakes.

 5 
Joshua Chamberlain
(Educator & War Hero)
Joshua Chamberlain
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brewer
Died: February 24
 6 
Jacob Riis
(Danish-American Social Reformer & Social Documentary Photographer)
Jacob Riis
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 3, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribe
Died: May 26
 7 
C. W. Post
(Nutritionist)
C. W. Post
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 26, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: May 9
 8 
Carol I of Romania
(King of Romania (1881 – 1914))
Carol I of Romania
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Birthdate: April 20, 1839
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: October 10

Carol I of Romania reigned as the King of Romania from 15 March 1881 to 10 October 1914. He helped Romania achieve independence by leading his men during the Russo-Turkish War and is best remembered as the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty's first ruler. During his reign, Romania's infrastructure and industry were improved.

 9 
Rube Waddell
(Baseball Player)
Rube Waddell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 1
 10 
Charles Sanders Peirce
(American Philosopher, Mathematician, Logician, and Scientist)
Charles Sanders Peirce
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Birthdate: September 10, 1839
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 19

Charles Sanders Peirce was an American philosopher, mathematician, logician, and scientist. He is best remembered for his immense contributions to logic. Philosopher Paul Weiss called him America's greatest logician. Charles Sanders Peirce is also regarded by some as the father of pragmatism.

 11 
George Crum
(American Chef)
George Crum
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: March 22, 1822
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saratoga County, New York, United States
Died: July 22
 12 
Adlai Stevenson I
(23rd Vice President of the United States (1893-97))
Adlai Stevenson I
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 23, 1835
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 14
 13 
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
(Lady-in-waiting, Photographer)
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died: June 28
 14 
Bertha von Suttner
(Austrian-Bohemian Pacifist, Novelist and the First Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Bertha von Suttner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Golz-Kinsky Palace, Prague, Czechia
Died: June 21

Once a governess of the four daughters of the affluent Suttner family, Bertha von Suttner later married the sisters’ elder brother, Baron Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner. The Austrian novelist was known for her peace activism, which made her the first female to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

 15 
Ellen Wilson
(First Lady of the United States from 1913 to 1914)
Ellen Wilson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: August 6
 16 
Richard Warren Sears
(Businessman)
Richard Warren Sears
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 7, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stewartville, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 28
 17 
Joseph Chamberlain
(Politician)
Joseph Chamberlain
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 2
 18 
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
(Military General)
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 30, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanpur, India
Died: November 14
 19 
Jean Jaurès
(French Socialist Leader )
Jean Jaurès
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Birthdate: September 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: July 31
 20 
Joseph Swan
(Chemist, Physicist, Inventor)
Joseph Swan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 31, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sunderland
Died: May 27

Joseph Swan was an English chemist, physicist, and inventor known for being an independent early developer of a successful incandescent light bulb. He developed and supplied the first batch of incandescent lights used for illuminating houses and public buildings. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1894 and knighted by King Edward VII in 1904. 

 21 
Theodor Kittelsen
(Artist, illustrator)
Theodor Kittelsen
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Birthdate: April 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kragerø, Norway
Died: January 21

Theodor Kittelsen was a Norwegian artist best remembered for his nature paintings and illustrations of legends and fairy tales, especially of trolls. Widely regarded as one of the most popular Norwegian artists of all time, Kittelsen's art has inspired the cover design of many albums released by famous folk metal and black metal bands like Empyrium, Burzum, Satyricon, and Otyg.

 22 
Margaret E. Knight
(Inventor, notably of a machine to produce flat-bottomed paper bags)
Margaret E. Knight
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Birthdate: February 14, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: York, Maine, United States
Died: October 12
 23 
August Macke
(German Expressionist Painter Known for His Colorful Landscape Paintings)
August Macke
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Birthdate: January 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meschede, Germany
Died: September 26

A leader of the Expressionist group The Blue Rider, German artist August Macke had initially drawn inspiration from his amateur artist father’s paintings. His works, such as Three Girls in a Barque, focused on human subjects and mingled German and French traditions. He was killed while fighting in World War I.

 24 
Charles Martin Hall
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Birthdate: December 6, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thompson Township, Ohio, United States
Died: December 27
 25 
Jean Monet
(Chemist)
Jean Monet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris
Died: February 10
 26 
Alfred Thayer Mahan
(Naval Officer)
Alfred Thayer Mahan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: December 1
 27 
William Erasmus Darwin
(First-Born Son of Charles and Emma Darwin)
William Erasmus Darwin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: September 8
 28 
John Tenniel
(Illustrator)
John Tenniel
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Birthdate: February 28, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bayswater, London, England
Died: February 25
 29 
Koos de la Rey
(Military officer)
Koos de la Rey
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Doornfontein, Winburg, South Africa
Died: September 15
 30 
George Washington Vanderbilt II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Dorp
Died: March 6
 31 
Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal
(Statesman)
Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Forres, Scotland
Died: January 21
 32 
Allen Allensworth
(Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer)
Allen Allensworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1842
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Died: September 14

Born into slavery, Allen Allensworth successfully disguised himself in a uniform and marched to freedom, along with the Union soldiers during the Civil War. He later served the U.S. Navy and eventually became a Baptist preacher. The first Black American lieutenant colonel, he also formed the town Allensworth.

 33 
Frédéric Mistral
(Writer)
Frédéric Mistral
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Provence, France
Died: March 25
 34 
Mary Fields
(Mail carrier)
Mary Fields
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Hickman County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1914 AD
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Vinnie Ream
(Sculptor)
Vinnie Ream
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Birthdate: September 25, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 12
 36 
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
(Austrian Economist Who Made Important Contributions to the Development of the Austrian School of Economics)
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
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Birthdate: February 12, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: August 27

A major advocate of the Austrian school of economics, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk made major reforms as part of the Austrian ministry of finance, such as imposition of the gold standard. He was also one of the first to oppose Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation of workers.

 37 
Alain-Fournier
(Best remembered for his classic 1913 novel Le Grand Meaulnes)
Alain-Fournier
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chapelle-d'Angillon, France
Died: September 22
 38 
Maximilian von Spee
(Naval officer)
Maximilian von Spee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 8
 39 
Pope Pius X
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1903 to 1914)
Pope Pius X
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Birthdate: June 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riese Pio X, Italy
Died: August 20

Pope Pius X was the head of the Catholic Church from 1903 to 1914. He is credited for initiating the preparation of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. He was vehemently opposed to modernism as a pope. He regularly gave homily sermons in the pulpit, a rare practice for popes. He was beatified in 1951 and canonized in 1954.

 40 
Delmira Agustini
(Uruguayan Poet)
Delmira Agustini
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 6

Delmira Agustini was a Uruguayan poet who popularized the topic of female sexuality at a time when men dominated the literary world. Eros, the Greek god of love, served as an inspiration to many of Delmira Agustini's poems about carnal pleasures. Her works have been translated into English and Nepali.

 41 
Christian Morgenstern
(Poet)
Christian Morgenstern
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 6, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: March 31
 42 
John Philip Holland
(Former engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the US Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, Holland 1)
John Philip Holland
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Birthdate: 1841 AD
Birthplace: Liscannor, Ireland
Died: August 12
 43 
Georg Trakl
(Austrian Expressionist Poet Best Known for His Poem ‘Grodek')
Georg Trakl
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: November 3

Georg Trakl had had a tumultuous early life, having been addicted to drugs, apart from being attracted to his own sister. He initially aspired to be a pharmacist but later became one of Austria’s finest elegists. The Expressionist poet wrote masterpieces such as Grodek. He died of a drug overdose.

 44 
Peyo Yavorov
(Poet , Playwright and a Pioneer of the Bulgarian Symbolist Movement)
Peyo Yavorov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chirpan, Bulgaria
Died: October 17

Iconic Bulgarian poet and playwright Peyo Yavorov pioneered the Bulgarian symbolist movement. He was also a major figure of the Macedonian uprising against the Ottoman rule. His initial works had a sociopolitical theme, but he later ditched realism. He was 36 when he committed suicide by consuming poison and then shooting himself.

 45 
August Weismann
(Biologist, Zoologist, Geneticist)
August Weismann
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 17, 1834
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: November 5
 46 
Silas Weir Mitchell
(American Physician Known for His Discovery of 'Causalgia' And 'Erythromelalgia')
Silas Weir Mitchell
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1829
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 4

A pioneer of medical neurology, Silas Weir Mitchell not only discovered the causalgia and erythromelalgia but also penned more than 100 monographs on various medical treatments. A talented author, he also penned children’s stories, poems, and novels, such as Roland Blake. He also developed rest cure during the American Civil War.

 47 
Henry Gannett
(American Geographer Who is Known as the 'Father of Mapmaking in America')
Henry Gannett
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 24, 1846
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bath, Maine, United States
Died: November 5

Henry Gannett was an American geographer best remembered for his association with the United States Geological Survey, where he served as the chief geographer from its founding until 1902. Nicknamed the father of mapmaking in America, Henry Gannett is also known as a founding member of the National Geographic Society, where he served as president.

 48 
Anatoly Lyadov
(Composer)
Anatoly Lyadov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1855
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 28
 49 
Charlotte Forten Grimké
(Poet)
Charlotte Forten Grimké
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 23
 50 
Roque Sáenz Peña
(Politician)
Roque Sáenz Peña
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 9