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.

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
American
Novelist
Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
Ukrainian, Russian
Politician

Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
American
Tallest Person Ever Known

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey
Jamaican
Political leader

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

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
American
Writer
Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
American
 

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
Paul KleePaul Klee
Swiss, German
Painter

Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
American
Socialite
Mikhail BulgakovMikhail Bulgakov
Russian
Novelist

Eric GillEric Gill
British
Sculptor

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
Russian
Top Official of Soviet Secret Police

Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
American
Stock Trader

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

Alfred LoisyAlfred Loisy
French
Priest

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
British
Biochemist
Gerda WegenerGerda Wegener
Danish
Illustrator

Big Nose KateBig Nose Kate
Hungarian
Prostitute

Prince Wilhelm of PrussiaPrince Wilhelm of Prussia
German
Prince
Tom MixTom Mix
American
Actor

Prince Christopher of Greece and DenmarkPrince Christopher of Greece and Denmark
Russian
Prince
Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur

Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
Spanish
Prime Minister

Italo BalboItalo Balbo
Italian
politician, military personnel
Walter ChryslerWalter Chrysler
American
Business person

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Prince Frederick Charles of HessePrince Frederick Charles of Hesse
German
Art collector
John BuchanJohn Buchan
Scottish
Novelist

Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
Swedish
Writer

Princess Maria of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Maria of Greece and Denmark
Greek
Queen

William E. BorahWilliam E. Borah
American
United States Senator
George LansburyGeorge Lansbury
British
Social Reformer
Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Sociologist

Abdelhamid Ben BadisAbdelhamid Ben Badis
Algerian
Educator

Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
Author

W. H. DaviesW. H. Davies
Welsh
British poet
Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer

Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
British
Sailor

Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
Russian
Theatre Director

Nathanael WestNathanael West
American
Novelist

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
British
Priest
Prince Jean, Duke of GuisePrince Jean, Duke of Guise
French
Aristocrat

James Craig, 1st Viscount CraigavonJames Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon
British, Northern Irish
Politician
Peter BehrensPeter Behrens
German
Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter,

E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
British
Novelist

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount RothermereHarold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
British
Publisher
Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
Finnish
Political leader

Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
French
Painter
Frederick CookFrederick Cook
American
Explorer

Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat

DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
American
Author

Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
German
Politician, Diplomat

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
Romanian
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
Billy HamiltonBilly Hamilton
American
Baseball player

Gjergj FishtaGjergj Fishta
Albanian
Poet

Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
Japanese
Prime minister of Japan

Mrs. Patrick CampbellMrs. Patrick Campbell
British
Actress
Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Geographer

John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
British
Economist
Spiridon LouisSpiridon Louis
Greek
Athlete

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
British
Physicist

Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
Spanish
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist
Prince Aage, Count of RosenborgPrince Aage, Count of Rosenborg
Danish
Prince

Phan Boi ChauPhan Boi Chau
Vietnamese
Political Figure
Phoebus LevenePhoebus Levene
American, Russian
Biochemist

Joseph MeisterJoseph Meister
French
Rabies Vaccine first person

Cai YuanpeiCai Yuanpei
Chinese
Philosopher
Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
Austrian
Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist,

Dan KolovDan Kolov
Bulgarian
Wrestler
Johnny DoddsJohnny Dodds
American
Musician

Edwin MarkhamEdwin Markham
American
Poet

Albert Kahn (Banker)Albert Kahn (Banker)
French
 

Harriot Stanton BlatchHarriot Stanton Blatch
American
Writer
Katharina SchrattKatharina Schratt
Austrian
Actress
Vito VolterraVito Volterra
Italian
Mathematician

Paul Gottlieb NipkowPaul Gottlieb Nipkow
German, Polish
Technician

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Curator, Geologist, Physician, Anthropologist,

Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
Canadian, British
Missionary
Hamlin GarlandHamlin Garland
American
Novelist

Anton KorošecAnton Korošec
Slovenian, Serbian
Politician

Marguerite ClarkMarguerite Clark
American
Actress

Elfriede Lohse-WächtlerElfriede Lohse-Wächtler
German
Painter

Kid McCoyKid McCoy
American
Boxer
Luisa TetrazziniLuisa Tetrazzini
Italian
Soprano Singer

Gunnar AsplundGunnar Asplund
Swedish
Architect
Manie MaritzManie Maritz
South African
Military Leader

Robert EmdenRobert Emden
Swiss
Astrophysicist
Rookes Evelyn Bell CromptonRookes Evelyn Bell Crompton
British
Electrical Engineer
Ellen Gates StarrEllen Gates Starr
American
Social Reformer