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
Founder and first leader of the Red Army
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
J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
American
 

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
Russian
Top Official of Soviet Secret Police

Paul KleePaul Klee
Swiss, German
Painter
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
American
Socialite

Mikhail BulgakovMikhail Bulgakov
Russian
Novelist

Eric GillEric Gill
British
Sculptor

Carl Bosch Carl Bosch
German
Chemist & Engineer

Lillian WaldLillian Wald
American
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist
Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
American
Military Leader

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Alfred LoisyAlfred Loisy
French
Priest

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
British
Biochemist

Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
American
Stock Trader
Tom MixTom Mix
American
Actor

Walter ChryslerWalter Chrysler
American
Business person

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Sociologist, Photographer, Artist
Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur

John BuchanJohn Buchan
Scottish
Novelist
Italo BalboItalo Balbo
Italian
politician, military personnel

Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
Spanish
Prime Minister

Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
Swedish
Writer
Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
French
Painter

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Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
Author
Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
British
Sailor

Nathanael WestNathanael West
American
Novelist

DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
American
Author

Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
Russian
actor, theatre director, playwright
Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer
Frederick CookFrederick Cook
American
Explorer, Physician

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
British
Priest

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

Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
German
Politician, Diplomat
Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
Romanian
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
British
Physicist, Engineer

James Craig, 1st Viscount CraigavonJames Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon
British, Northern Irish
Politician

Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
Finnish
Political leader
Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
Spanish
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist

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

Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Cai YuanpeiCai Yuanpei
Chinese
Philosopher
Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
Canadian, British
Missionary

Phoebus LevenePhoebus Levene
American, Russian
Biochemist
John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
British
Economist

Johnny DoddsJohnny Dodds
American
Musician

Luisa TetrazziniLuisa Tetrazzini
Italian
Soprano Singer

Edwin MarkhamEdwin Markham
American
Poet

Vito VolterraVito Volterra
Italian
Mathematician
Hamlin GarlandHamlin Garland
American
Novelist

Elfriede Lohse-WächtlerElfriede Lohse-Wächtler
German
Painter

Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Curator, Geologist, Physician, Anthropologist,

Kid McCoyKid McCoy
American
Boxer
Gunnar AsplundGunnar Asplund
Swedish
Architect

Paul Gottlieb NipkowPaul Gottlieb Nipkow
German, Polish
Technician
Ameen RihaniAmeen Rihani
Lebanese, American
Writer

Ralph ModjeskiRalph Modjeski
Polish, American
Civil Engineer

Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
Swedish
Swedish poet
Marguerite ClarkMarguerite Clark
American
Actress

Robert MaillartRobert Maillart
Swiss
Swiss civil engineer
Ellen Gates StarrEllen Gates Starr
American
Social Reformer

Charles Sumner TainterCharles Sumner Tainter
American
Inventor

Mrs. Patrick CampbellMrs. Patrick Campbell
British
Actress
Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
Japanese
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu

Augustus Edward Hough LoveAugustus Edward Hough Love
British
Mathematician
Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
journalist, sport cyclist, track cyclist

William E. BorahWilliam E. Borah
American
United States Senator

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount RothermereHarold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
British
Publisher

E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
British
Novelist
Spiridon LouisSpiridon Louis
Greek
Athlete
Louis FlesLouis Fles
Writer

Clelia Duel MosherClelia Duel Mosher
American
Women

Phan Boi ChauPhan Boi Chau
Vietnamese
Political Figure

Władysław TempkaWładysław Tempka
Polish
Politician, Lawyer
Saionji KimmochiSaionji Kimmochi
Japanese
Prime minister of Japan

Rookes Evelyn Bell CromptonRookes Evelyn Bell Crompton
British
Electrical Engineer

Albert Kahn (Banker)Albert Kahn (Banker)
French