Famous People Who Died In 1938

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1938. This list includes people like Robert Johnson, Muhammad Iqbal, Clarence Darrow, Jane Toppan, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, poets and philosophers who died in 1938. This list includes people from United States, Russia, Germany & France and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of the Republic of Turkey,
Birthdate: May 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thessaloniki
Died: November 10

 2 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16

 3 Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: April 21

 4 Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary
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Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever, Cook
Birthdate: September 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died: November 11

 5 Thomas Clayton Wolfe

Thomas Clayton Wolfe
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 15
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 6 Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: April 18, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kinsman Township
Died: March 13

 7 Jane Toppan

Jane Toppan
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: March 31, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
Died: October 29
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 8 Maud of Wales

Maud of Wales
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Famous As: Queen of Norway (1950-1938)
Birthdate: November 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marlborough House, London, England
Died: November 20

 9 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Debanandapur, Bandel, India
Died: January 16

 10 James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: June 26

 11 Konstantin Stanislavski

Konstantin Stanislavski
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 7

 12 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Essayist
Birthdate: September 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huși
Died: November 30

 13 Marie of Romania

Marie of Romania
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: October 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 10

 14 George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven

George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: December 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Died: April 8

 15 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
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Famous As: Expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke
Birthdate: May 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Died: June 15

 16 Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France
Died: April 7
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 17 Hans Christian Gram

Hans Christian Gram
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Former bacteriologist noted for his development of the Gram stain
Birthdate: September 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 14

 18 Linda Hazzard

Linda Hazzard
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician, Serial killer
Birthdate: December 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carver, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 24

 19 Joseph Strauss

Joseph Strauss
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 16

 20 Grey Owl

Grey Owl
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: September 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hastings
Died: April 13

 21 Samuel Insull

Samuel Insull
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business Magnate
Birthdate: November 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 16

 22 King Oliver

King Oliver
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aben, Louisiana, United States
Died: April 10

 23 Gabriele D'Annunzio

Gabriele D'Annunzio
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pescara, Kingdom of Italy
Died: March 1

 24 Warner Oland

Warner Oland
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bjurholm Municipality, Sweden
Died: August 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 25 Faustyna Kowalska

Faustyna Kowalska
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Głogowiec, Poland
Died: October 5

 26 Alfonsina Storni

Alfonsina Storni
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet and playwright of the modernist period
Birthdate: May 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sala Capriasca, Switzerland
Died: October 25

 27 Pearl White

Pearl White
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Ridge
Died: August 4

 28 Reginald Johnston

Reginald Johnston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Commissioner of Weihaiwei (1927–1930) ,Former diplomat who served as the tutor and advisor to Puyi, the last Emperor of China
Birthdate: October 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 6

 29 Edmund Husserl

Edmund Husserl
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: April 27

 30 Yakov Yurovsky

Yakov Yurovsky
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Famous As: Soviet Era Executioner
Birthdate: June 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tomsk, Siberia, Russian Empire
Died: 1938 AD

 31 Karel Čapek

Karel Čapek
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts (1936) and play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1920)
Birthdate: January 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malé Svatoňovice, Czechia
Died: December 25

 32 Alma Gluck

Alma Gluck
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: May 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ias,i, Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 27

 33 Max Factor Sr.

Max Factor Sr.
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Famous As: American makeup designer
Birthdate: September 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: August 30

 34 Richard Bruno Heydrich

Richard Bruno Heydrich
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leuben, Dresden, Germany
Died: August 24

 35 Bhupinder Singh of Patiala

Bhupinder Singh of Patiala
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cricketer, Maharaja of Patiala
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala, Punjab, India
Died: March 23

 36 Benjamin Cardozo

Benjamin Cardozo
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1932-38)
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 9

 37 Frigyes Karinthy

Frigyes Karinthy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 29

 38 Alfonso, Prince of Asturias

Alfonso, Prince of Asturias
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince of Asturias
Birthdate: May 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 6

 39 César Vallejo

César Vallejo
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former poet and author known for an avant-garde poetry collection entitled Trilce
Birthdate: March 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Chuco, Peru
Died: April 15

 40 E. C. Segar

E. C. Segar
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Famous As: Comics artist, Screenwriter, Writer
Birthdate: December 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chester
Died: October 13

 41 Valery Chkalov

Valery Chkalov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chkalovsk
Died: December 15

 42 Isabelo de los Reyes

Isabelo de los Reyes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Linguist, Journalist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vigan
Died: October 10

 43 Lev Shestov

Lev Shestov
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Famous As: Former existentialist and religious philosopher best known for his critiques of both philosophic rationalism and scientism
Birthdate: February 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 19

 44 Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia

Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: October 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 12

 45 Harvey Samuel Firestone

Harvey Samuel Firestone
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Listed In:
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 20, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbiana
Died: February 7

 46 Lascelles Abercrombie

Lascelles Abercrombie
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashton upon Mersey, England
Died: October 27

 47 Leopold Godowsky

Leopold Godowsky
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist and composer
Birthdate: February 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soshly, Lithuania
Died: November 21

 48 Charles Édouard Guillaume

Charles Édouard Guillaume
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fleurier
Died: May 13

 49 Vasily Blyukher

Vasily Blyukher
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: December 1, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: November 9

 50 George Dayton

George Dayton
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 6, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clifton Springs
Died: February 18