Famous People Who Died In 1940

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1940. This list includes people like Neville Chamberlain, Leon Trotsky, Robert Wadlow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marcus Garvey and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, physicists and philosophers who died in 1940. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
Russian, Ukrainian, Russian
Politician
Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
American
Tallest Person Ever Known

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
American
Novelist

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey
Jamaican
Political leader

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain
British
Prime Minister of the U.K.

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
American
Writer
J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

Paul KleePaul Klee
Swiss, German
Painter
Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
American
 

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
Russian
Top Official of Soviet Secret Police
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
American
Socialite

Mikhail BulgakovMikhail Bulgakov
Russian
Novelist

Eric GillEric Gill
British
Sculptor

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
American
Military Leader

Carl Bosch Carl Bosch
German
Chemist & Engineer
Lillian WaldLillian Wald
American
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
American
Stock Trader

Alfred LoisyAlfred Loisy
French
Priest
Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
British
Biochemist

Big Nose KateBig Nose Kate
Hungarian
Prostitute

Tom MixTom Mix
American
Actor

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur
Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
Spanish
Prime Minister

John BuchanJohn Buchan
Scottish
Novelist
Walter ChryslerWalter Chrysler
American
Business person

Italo BalboItalo Balbo
Italian
politician, military personnel

Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
Swedish
Writer
George LansburyGeorge Lansbury
British
Social Reformer

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Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Sociologist
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
Author

Martin BeckMartin Beck
Slovak, American
Theatre owner

W. H. DaviesW. H. Davies
Welsh
British poet

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
British
Priest
Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer
Nathanael WestNathanael West
American
Novelist

Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat

Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
Russian
Theatre Director

Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
British
Sailor
Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
Spanish
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist

Peter BehrensPeter Behrens
German
Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter,

Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
French
Painter

DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
American
Author

Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
Finnish
Political leader
Frederick CookFrederick Cook
American
Explorer

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
Romanian
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
British
Physicist

Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
Austrian
Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist,
Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Geographer

James Craig, 1st Viscount CraigavonJames Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon
British, Northern Irish
Politician
Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
German
Politician, Diplomat

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
journalist, sport cyclist, track cyclist

Harriot Stanton BlatchHarriot Stanton Blatch
American
Writer

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Curator, Geologist, Physician, Anthropologist,

Phoebus LevenePhoebus Levene
American, Russian
Biochemist
Joseph MeisterJoseph Meister
French
Rabies Vaccine first person

Johnny DoddsJohnny Dodds
American
Musician

Cai YuanpeiCai Yuanpei
Chinese
Philosopher

Edwin MarkhamEdwin Markham
American
Poet
Vito VolterraVito Volterra
Italian
Mathematician

Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
Canadian, British
Missionary
Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
Swedish
Swedish poet

Paul Gottlieb NipkowPaul Gottlieb Nipkow
German, Polish
Technician

Hamlin GarlandHamlin Garland
American
Novelist
Ralph ModjeskiRalph Modjeski
Polish, American
Civil Engineer

Elfriede Lohse-WächtlerElfriede Lohse-Wächtler
German
Painter
Ameen RihaniAmeen Rihani
Lebanese, American
Writer

Gunnar AsplundGunnar Asplund
Swedish
Architect

Kid McCoyKid McCoy
American
Boxer
Luisa TetrazziniLuisa Tetrazzini
Italian
Soprano Singer

John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
British
Economist
Marguerite ClarkMarguerite Clark
American
Actress

Ellen Gates StarrEllen Gates Starr
American
Social Reformer

Anton KorošecAnton Korošec
Slovenian, Yugoslav
Political leader

Donald ToveyDonald Tovey
British
Musicologist
Manie MaritzManie Maritz
South African
Military Leader
H. A. L. FisherH. A. L. Fisher
British
Historian

Raymond PearlRaymond Pearl
American
Biologist

Michael HainischMichael Hainisch
Austrian
Politician

Robert MaillartRobert Maillart
Swiss
Swiss civil engineer
Arnold DolmetschArnold Dolmetsch
French, British
Musician

David Samuel MargoliouthDavid Samuel Margoliouth
British
Orientalist

Hans ZinsserHans Zinsser
American
Physician

Augustus Edward Hough LoveAugustus Edward Hough Love
British
Mathematician

Charles Gabriel SeligmanCharles Gabriel Seligman
British
Physician
Alfred Cort HaddonAlfred Cort Haddon
British
Anthropologist

Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
Japanese
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu
Philippe Bunau-VarillaPhilippe Bunau-Varilla
French
Engineer

Wilhelm DörpfeldWilhelm Dörpfeld
German
Architect
Karl MuckKarl Muck
Swiss, German
Conductor
Pierre MariePierre Marie
French
Neurologist