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
F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
American
Novelist

Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
American
Tallest Person Ever Known

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

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey
Jamaican
Political leader

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
American
Writer
Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
Russian
Top Official of Soviet Secret Police

Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
American
 

Paul KleePaul Klee
Swiss, German
Painter

Eric GillEric Gill
British
Sculptor
Mikhail BulgakovMikhail Bulgakov
Russian
Novelist

Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
American
Socialite

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

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

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
British
Biochemist
Alfred LoisyAlfred Loisy
French
Priest

Big Nose KateBig Nose Kate
Hungarian
Prostitute

Tom MixTom Mix
American
Actor

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur
Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
Spanish
Prime Minister

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

John BuchanJohn Buchan
Scottish
Novelist

George LansburyGeorge Lansbury
British
Social Reformer
Martin BeckMartin Beck
Slovak, American
Theatre owner

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Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
Spanish
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist
Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
Swedish
Writer

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Sociologist

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

Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
British
Sailor
Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer
Nathanael WestNathanael West
American
Novelist

Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
Russian
Theatre Director

Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
French
Painter

Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
Author
Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat

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

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
British
Priest

Frederick CookFrederick Cook
American
Explorer

DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
American
Author
Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
German
Politician, Diplomat

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

Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
Finnish
Political leader

James Craig, 1st Viscount CraigavonJames Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon
British, Northern Irish
Politician
Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
Austrian
Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist,

Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician
Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Geographer

Cai YuanpeiCai Yuanpei
Chinese
Philosopher

Vito VolterraVito Volterra
Italian
Mathematician

Phoebus LevenePhoebus Levene
American, Russian
Biochemist

Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
Canadian, British
Missionary
Luisa TetrazziniLuisa Tetrazzini
Italian
Soprano Singer

Johnny DoddsJohnny Dodds
American
Musician

John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
British
Economist

Kid McCoyKid McCoy
American
Boxer
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Curator, Geologist, Physician, Anthropologist,

Anton KorošecAnton Korošec
Slovenian, Yugoslav
Political leader
Edwin MarkhamEdwin Markham
American
Poet

H. A. L. FisherH. A. L. Fisher
British
Historian

Gunnar AsplundGunnar Asplund
Swedish
Architect
Marguerite ClarkMarguerite Clark
American
Actress

Hamlin GarlandHamlin Garland
American
Novelist
Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
Swedish
Swedish poet

Elfriede Lohse-WächtlerElfriede Lohse-Wächtler
German
Painter

Manie MaritzManie Maritz
South African
Military Leader
Paul Gottlieb NipkowPaul Gottlieb Nipkow
German, Polish
Technician

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
journalist, sport cyclist, track cyclist
Ameen RihaniAmeen Rihani
Lebanese, American
Writer

Ralph ModjeskiRalph Modjeski
Polish, American
Civil Engineer

Ellen Gates StarrEllen Gates Starr
American
Social Reformer

Harriot Stanton BlatchHarriot Stanton Blatch
American
Writer
Robert MaillartRobert Maillart
Swiss
Swiss civil engineer
Hans ZinsserHans Zinsser
American
Physician

Michael HainischMichael Hainisch
Austrian
Politician

Charles Gabriel SeligmanCharles Gabriel Seligman
British
Physician

Karl MuckKarl Muck
Swiss, German
Conductor
Frank William TaussigFrank William Taussig
American
Economist

Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
Japanese
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu

Wilhelm DörpfeldWilhelm Dörpfeld
German
Architect

David Samuel MargoliouthDavid Samuel Margoliouth
British
Orientalist

Walter HasencleverWalter Hasenclever
German
Poet
Alfred Cort HaddonAlfred Cort Haddon
British
Anthropologist

Augustus Edward Hough LoveAugustus Edward Hough Love
British
Mathematician
Mrs. Patrick CampbellMrs. Patrick Campbell
British
Actress

Raymond PearlRaymond Pearl
American
Biologist
Charles Sumner TainterCharles Sumner Tainter
American
Inventor
Arnold DolmetschArnold Dolmetsch
French, British
Musician