Famous People Who Died In 1924

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1924. This list includes people like Vladimir Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, Franz Kafka, Joseph Conrad, Giacomo Puccini and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, novelists and poets who died in 1924. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France and many more countries.
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Vladimir Lenin
(Russian Revolutionary & Politician Who Served as the First Head of Government of Soviet Russia)
Vladimir Lenin
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Birthdate: April 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: January 21

Vladimir Lenin played a key role in the history of Russian politics by developing a political ideology called Leninism. During and after his lifetime, Lenin had a massive influence over international communist movement. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and significant personalities of the 20th century.

 2 
Franz Kafka
(Novelist and Short-Story Writer, Widely Regarded as One of the Major Figures of 20th-Century Literature)
Franz Kafka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: June 3

Considered one of the major authors of the 20th century, Franz Kafka was a Bohemian short-story writer and novelist. Franz Kafka is credited for being one of the earliest German-speaking authors to explore themes like absurdity, existential anxiety, and alienation. The term Kafkaesque is now widely used in the English language to explain those situations experienced by his characters.

 3 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3

From presidential cabin of Princeton University to presidential office of the White House, Woodrow Wilson ushered a series of progressive reforms that changed the American politics forever. The 28th President of USA, Woodrow Wilson introduced several ground-breaking policies including the Federal Reserve Act. He played a key role in founding the first intergovernmental organisation—the League of Nations—for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 4 
Joseph Conrad
(Known for Short Stories and Novels Like Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness and the Secret Agent)
Joseph Conrad
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: August 3

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer. Considered one of the greatest English-language novelists of all time, Conrad is credited with bringing a non-English sensibility into English-language literature. Many of his works have inspired several films, TV series, and video games. His anti-heroic characters and narrative style have influenced many authors like Salman Rushdie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and T. S. Eliot.

 5 
Giacomo Puccini
(Italian Composer Known for His Works ‘La Bohème’, ‘Tosca’ and ‘Madama Butterfly’)
Giacomo Puccini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: November 29

Born into a musical dynasty, composer Giacomo Puccini lost his father at age 5. Some of his best opera pieces include Madama Butterfly and La Bohème. The suicide of his maid, who was wrongly accused by his wife of being in an affair with him, affected his later career adversely.

 6 
George Mallory
(British Mountaineer Who Took Part in the First Three British Expeditions to Mount Everest in the Early 1920s)
George Mallory
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 18, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mobberly, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9
A leading member of early expeditions to Mount Everest, George Mallory disappeared on the mountain while trying to reach the summit, along with Sandy Irvine. Mallory succeeded or not, it still remains a subject of research and speculation, yet he left footprints on the sands of time. 
 7 
Gabriel Fauré
(One of the Major French Composers Associated With the End of Romanticism.)
Gabriel Fauré
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pamiers, France
Died: June 4

One of the greatest composers of all time, French pianist and organist Gabriel Fauré is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem. His music career began at 9, when he was sent to Paris to become a choirmaster. At 75, he was awarded the Grand-Croix of the Légion d'honneur.

 8 
Louis Sullivan
(Pioneering Architect)
Louis Sullivan
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: April 14

Louis Sullivan was an architect who became only the second person to be honored with a posthumous AIA Gold Medal. Dubbed the father of modernism and the father of skyscrapers, Sullivan contributed immensely to the Chicago School of architecture. He is also credited with mentoring Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to become a respected architect in his own right.

 9 
Henry Cabot Lodge
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1893-1924))
Henry Cabot Lodge
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Birthdate: May 12, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 9
 10 
Alfred Marshall
(Economist)
Alfred Marshall
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Birthdate: July 26, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bermondsey
Died: July 13

One of the co-founders of the English neoclassical school of economics, 19th-century economist Alfred Marshall is best remembered for his path-breaking book Principles of Economics. His studies on topics such as marginal utility, consumer’s surplus, and the elasticity of demand, enriched the field of economics for years to come.

 11 
Samuel Gompers
(Labor leader, Cigar Maker)
Samuel Gompers
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 27, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 13
 12 
Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheetham, Manchester, England
Died: October 29
 13 
Thomas H. Ince
(Film Producer)
Thomas H. Ince
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Birthdate: November 16, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 19
 14 
Moses Fleetwood Walker
(Baseball player)
Moses Fleetwood Walker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11
 15 
Anatole France
(One of the Best-Selling French Poet and Novelist)
Anatole France
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 16, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12

Anatole France was a French poet, novelist, and journalist. Renowned for writing many best-sellers, Anatole France was one of the most respected French writers of his generation. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921 for his brilliant literary achievements.

 16 
G. Stanley Hall
(Psychologist, Science writer)
G. Stanley Hall
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Birthdate: February 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: April 24
 17 
Eleonora Duse
(Actress)
Eleonora Duse
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Birthdate: October 3, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vigevano, Italy
Died: April 21
 18 
Léon Bakst
(Painter)
Léon Bakst
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Birthdate: January 27, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: December 28

Léon Bakst was a Russian painter, costume designer, and scene designer of Belarusian origin. He worked closely with the Ballets Russes, where he designed richly colored, exotic costumes and sets. His best-known works include productions like Daphnis and Chloe, Spectre de la rose, and The Sleeping Princess. In 1914, he was made a member of the Russian Academy of Arts.  

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Kuroda Seiki
(Painter)
Kuroda Seiki
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Birthdate: August 9, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kagoshima
Died: July 15
An aristocrat, Kuroda Seiki was sent to Paris by his father to study law but began studying painting soon after. His nudes Sentiment, Impression, and Wisdom mingled Japanese and Western art. His best-known painting, Lakeside, depicts his wife, Teruko, dressed in a kimono and sitting by a lake in Hakone.
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Orison Swett Marden
(Inspirational Author)
Orison Swett Marden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1850 AD
Birthplace: New England
Died: 1924 AD
 21 
Gene Stratton-Porter
(Author)
Gene Stratton-Porter
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Birthdate: August 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lagro, Indiana, U.S
Died: December 6
 22 
F. H. Bradley
(British Idealist Philosopher Known for His Work ‘Appearance and Reality’)
F. H. Bradley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1846
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clapham, England
Died: September 18

A prominent 19th century English philosopher of the absolute Idealist school and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Francis Herbert Bradley was an opponent of the British Empiricist theories and utilitarian trends.  Well-known for his non-pluralistic approach to philosophy, he devoted his life to writing, publishing five books in his lifetime, most significant among them being Appearance and Reality.

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Bill Tilghman
(Politician)
Bill Tilghman
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Birthdate: July 4, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Dodge
Died: November 1

Bill Tilghman was a gunfighter, career lawman, and politician in Kansas and Oklahoma. He was active during the late 19th century and became a legendary figure after he single-handedly captured the notorious bandit Bill Doolin and killed many members of his gang. He became a politician later in his career and served as an Oklahoma state senator. 

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E. Nesbit
(Author)
E. Nesbit
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kennington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 4
 25 
Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria
(The Last Child of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria)
Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria
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Birthdate: April 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: September 6

Archduchess Marie Valerie was the last child of Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, and Empress Elisabeth. Rumors also claimed she was an illegitimate child of Elisabeth and Gyula Andrássy. He marriage to her third cousin, Archduke Franz Salvator, was criticized for not being dynastic.

 26 
Ferruccio Busoni
(Italian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Known for His Works ‘Arlecchino’ and ‘Doktor Faust’)
Ferruccio Busoni
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Empoli, Italy
Died: July 27

Born to musician parents in Italy, Ferruccio Busoni was a child prodigy, having begun composing at the age of 7. He grew up to be a piano professor in Finland, and his work later took him to Moscow and the U.S. He is remembered for his opera and chamber pieces.

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Henry Bacon
(Architect)
Henry Bacon
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Watseka, Illinois, United States
Died: February 16

Henry Bacon was a Beaux-Arts architect best remembered for designing the iconic Lincoln Memorial. In May 1923, he became only the sixth person to be honored with the prestigious AIA Gold Medal for his achievements. From 1921 to 1924, Henry Bacon also served as one of the most prominent members of the US Commission of Fine Arts.

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Charles August Lindbergh
(Politician, Lawyer)
Charles August Lindbergh
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 24
 29 
Ziya Gökalp
(Turkish Sociologist, Author, and Poet)
Ziya Gökalp
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Birthdate: March 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Çermik, Turkey
Died: October 25

Turkish intellectual, sociologist, and author Mehmed Ziya, better known by his pseudonym, Ziya Gökalp, was a main figure of the Turkish nationalist movement. Though initially educated as a vet, he later quit his studies to focus on politics. His writings include The Principles of Turkism. He was apparently highly influenced by Sufism.

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Matsukata Masayoshi
(Prime Minister of Japan from 1891 to 1892 and from 1896 to 1898)
Matsukata Masayoshi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kagoshima, Japan
Died: July 2

Born into a samurai family, Matsukata Masayoshi grew up to become the prime minister of Japan. His strategic financial reforms, which included cutting down on government expenditure and establishing the Bank of Japan, helped the country stabilize itself. He had also been the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan.

 31 
Cecil Sharp
(Musician)
Cecil Sharp
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 23
 32 
Lola Rodriguez de Tio
(Poet)
Lola Rodriguez de Tio
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 14, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico
Died: November 10
 33 
Robert Nivelle
(Military personnel)
Robert Nivelle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tulle
Died: March 23
 34 
Hugo Stinnes
(Industrialist)
Hugo Stinnes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mülheim, Germany
Died: April 10
 35 
Bogd Khan
(Mongolian head of state)
Bogd Khan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1869 AD
Birthplace: Litang, Sichuan, Qing Dynasty
Died: May 20
 36 
Frank Bunker Gilbreth
(Engineer)
Frank Bunker Gilbreth
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fairfield, Maine, United States
Died: June 14
 37 
Jakub Schikaneder
(Painter)
Jakub Schikaneder
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Birthdate: February 27, 1855
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czec Republic
Died: November 15
 38 
Charles Villiers Stanford
(Composer)
Charles Villiers Stanford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 29
 39 
Franz von Bayros
(Austrian Commercial Artist, Illustrator and Painter)
Franz von Bayros
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Birthdate: May 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: April 3

Born in Zagreb, then in Austria-Hungary, artist and illustrator Franz von Bayros was part of the Decadent movement. His art featured erotic themes and showcased women having sex with animals and mythological figures. His work Tales from the Dressing Table, which depicted lesbianism, got him exiled from Germany.

 40 
Victor Herbert
(Composer)
Victor Herbert
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 26
 41 
Manuel Estrada Cabrera
(Lawyer)
Manuel Estrada Cabrera
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 21, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Died: September 24
 42 
Eva May
(Actress)
Eva May
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Birthdate: May 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 10
 43 
Sergei Lyapunov
(Composer)
Sergei Lyapunov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia
Died: November 8
 44 
Paul Natorp
(Philosopher)
Paul Natorp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: August 17
 45 
Aleksa Šantić
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mostar
Died: February 2

Bosnian-Serbian poet and author Aleksa Šantić is remembered for his iconic poems such as The Asra and Emina. Apart from writing 800 poems and several plays, he had also contributed to the literary magazine Zora. His works reflected his anti-establishment views and also depicted various social issues.

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Wilhelm Roux
(Zoologist)
Wilhelm Roux
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1850
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Died: September 15
 47 
Paul Cambon
(Diplomat)
Paul Cambon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 29
 48 
Marie Corelli
(Novelist)
Marie Corelli
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 1, 1855
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 24
 49 
Lotta Crabtree
(American Actress, Entertainer, Comedian, and Philanthropist)
Lotta Crabtree
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Birthdate: November 7, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 25

Lotta Crabtree was an entertainer, actress, and comedian who became one of the most beloved and wealthiest American entertainers during the late-19th century. She was also a well-known philanthropist; she left an estate worth $4 million for a charitable trust as part of her will. Dubbed The Nation's Darling, Lotta Crabtree's life and career inspired the 1951 film Golden Girl. 

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Tomioka Tessai
(Japanese Painter)
Tomioka Tessai
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Birthdate: January 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Died: December 31

Tomioka Tessai was the pseudonym for Yusuke, a popular painter and calligrapher in imperial Japan. He was one of the first major artists of the Nihonga style.  As a young man, he was taken in as a protege by the Buddhist poet and nun Ōtagaki Rengetsu. He later opened a school and also did some work for the Meiji government.