Famous People Who Died In 1931

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1931. This list includes people like Thomas Edison, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Lili Elbe, Ida B. Wells and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, poets, political leaders and philosophers who died in 1931. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & Sweden and many more countries.
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 1 
Thomas Edison
(Inventor of Phonograph, Motion Picture Camera and Early Version of the Electric Light Bulb)
Thomas Edison
62
Birthdate: February 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18
 2 
Bhagat Singh
(Revolutionary Hero of the Indian Independence Movement)
Bhagat Singh
50
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died: March 23
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25
 4 
Khalil Gibran
15
Birthdate: January 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10
 5 
Chandra Shekhar Azad
(Indian Revolutionary Who Reorganised Hindustan Socialist Republican Association)
Chandra Shekhar Azad
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Badarka, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: February 27
 6 
Salvatore Maranzano
(Italian-American Mobster, Mafia Boss)
Salvatore Maranzano
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 31, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: September 10
 7 
Anna Pavlova
(Russian Ballerina and One of the Most-Celebrated Ballet Dancers of Her Time)
Anna Pavlova
6
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 23
 8 
Geli Raubal
(Austrian Woman Who Was the Half-Niece of Adolf Hitler)
Geli Raubal
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: September 18
 9 
Joe Masseria
(Italian-American Mafia Boss of ‘Genovese Crime Family’)
Joe Masseria
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Menfi, Italy
Died: April 15
 10 
Knute Rockne
(Football player)
Knute Rockne
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voss Municipality, Norway
Died: March 31
 11 
Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba
54
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23
 12 
Buddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)
Buddy Bolden
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 4
 13 
John Monash
(One of the Best Allied Generals of the First World War & the Most Famous Commander in Australian History)
John Monash
6
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: October 8
 14 
Bix Beiderbecke
(Musician)
Bix Beiderbecke
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: August 6
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Joseph Joffre
(Commander-in-Chief of French Forces During the World War I)
Joseph Joffre
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rivesaltes, France
Died: January 3
 16 
Daniel Hale Williams
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 4
 17 
Gustave Le Bon
(Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Psychologist, Philosopher, Historian, Sociologist)
Gustave Le Bon
0
Birthdate: May 7, 1841
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogent-le-Rotrou
Died: December 13
 18 
George Herbert Mead
(Philosopher)
George Herbert Mead
1
Birthdate: February 27, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 26
 19 
A'Lelia Walker
(Businesswoman)
A'Lelia Walker
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 17
 20 
F. W. Murnau
(Film director)
F. W. Murnau
2
Birthdate: December 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany
Died: March 11
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 21 
Arthur Schnitzler
(Austrian Playwright and Novelist )
Arthur Schnitzler
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 21
 22 
Omar Mukhtar
(Ruler of Zawiyat Ayn Kalk)
Omar Mukhtar
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zawiyat Zanzur, Libya
Died: September 16
 23 
Charles Comiskey
(American Major League Baseball Player and Founding Owner of the 'Chicago White Sox')
Charles Comiskey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 26
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Albert A. Michelson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Strzelno, Poland
Died: May 9
 25 
Thomas Lipton
(Merchant)
Thomas Lipton
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 10, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: October 2
 26 
Sukhdev Thapar
(Indian Revolutionary Who Was Involved in the Assassination of Assistant Superintendent of Police, J. P. Saunders)
Sukhdev Thapar
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Punjab, India
Died: March 23
 27 
Daniel Chester French
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter
Died: October 7
 28 
Carin Göring
(Swedish first wife of Hermann Göring)
Carin Göring
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 17
 29 
Nicolae Paulescu
(Romanian Scientist Known for His Research on 'Insulin' and His Anti-Semitic Writings)
Nicolae Paulescu
1
Birthdate: October 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: July 17
 30 
Mohammad Ali Jauhar
(Indian Muslim Activist and One of the Founders of 'The All-India Muslim League')
Mohammad Ali Jauhar
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 4
 31 
Charles Algernon Parsons
(Anglo-Irish Engineer Best Known for His Invention of the 'Compound Steam Turbine')
Charles Algernon Parsons
0
Birthdate: June 13, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 11
 32 
Xu Zhimo
(Poet)
Xu Zhimo
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haining, Zhejiang, China
Died: November 19
 33 
David Belasco
(Theatrical Producer)
David Belasco
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 25, 1853
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: May 14
 34 
Charles Studd
(Cricketer, Author, Missionary)
Charles Studd
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spratton
Died: July 16
 35 
Eugène Ysaÿe
(Belgian Virtuoso Violinist and Composer Regarded as 'The King of the Violin')
Eugène Ysaÿe
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: May 12
Henry Gauthier-Villars
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villiers-sur-Orge, France
Died: January 12
 37 
Saya San
(Physician)
Saya San
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dabayin, Shwebo District, Kingdom of Myanmar
Died: November 28
 38 
Lili Elbe
(Danish Painter)
Lili Elbe
14
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: September 13
 39 
Motilal Nehru
(Political Leader)
Motilal Nehru
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Agra
Died: February 6
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 40 
Lya De Putti
(Actress)
Lya De Putti
0
Birthdate: January 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vojčice, Slovakia
Died: November 27
 41 
Otto Wallach
(German Chemist Who was Awarded Nobel Prize for His Work on Alicyclic Compounds)
Otto Wallach
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: February 26
 42 
Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
(Japanese Industrialist Who Spearheaded the Introduction of Western Capitalism to Japan)
Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 16, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Musashi, Japan
Died: November 11
 43 
Sir William Orpen
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stillorgan, Ireland
Died: September 29
 44 
Nathan Straus
(Merchant)
Nathan Straus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Otterberg, Germany
Died: January 11
 45 
Alexandre Darracq
(French Investor, Engineer, Cycle Manufacturer and Automobile Manufacturer)
Alexandre Darracq
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: November 2
 46 
Shivaram Rajguru
(Indian Revolutionary Known Mainly for His Involvement in the Assassination of a British Police Officer ‘John Saunders')
Shivaram Rajguru
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: March 23
 47 
Lorrin A. Thurston
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 31, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: May 11
 48 
Vachel Lindsay
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: December 5
 49 
Armand Fallières
(Former President of France)
Armand Fallières
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mézin, France
Died: June 22
 50 
Ban Johnson
(Baseball player)
Ban Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Died: March 28