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.

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 Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Tallest Person Ever Known
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: July 15
Height: 8'11" (272 cm)

 2 F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 21

 3 Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky
34
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: People's Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs of the Soviet Union (1918-1925)
Birthdate: November 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bereslavka, Ukraine
Died: August 21
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: August 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 10

 5 Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of the U.K.
Birthdate: March 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: November 9
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 J. J. Thomson

J. J. Thomson
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died: August 30

 7 Paul Klee

Paul Klee
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
Died: May 29
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 8 Madeleine Astor

Madeleine Astor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: June 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 27

 9 Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: June 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: May 4

 10 Smedley Butler

Smedley Butler
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Marine Corps officer
Birthdate: July 30, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 21

 11 Gerda Wegener

Gerda Wegener
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: March 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: July 28

 12 Tom Mix

Tom Mix
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: October 12
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Big Nose Kate

Big Nose Kate
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prostitute
Birthdate: November 9, 1849
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nové Zámky, Slovakia
Died: November 2

 14 Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: March 10

 15 Eric Gill

Eric Gill
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England
Died: November 17

 16 Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: April 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wamego, Kansas, U.S.
Died: August 18

 17 Prince Wilhelm of Prussia

Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: July 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: May 26

 18 Fusajiro Yamauchi

Fusajiro Yamauchi
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 1

 19 Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mårbacka, Sweden
Died: March 16

 20 Lillian Wald

Lillian Wald
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nurse, Humanitarian
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: September 1

 21 Abdelhamid Ben Badis

Abdelhamid Ben Badis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: December 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: April 16

 22 Henry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: March 21, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 26

 23 W. H. Davies

W. H. Davies
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: British poet
Birthdate: July 3, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newport, Wales
Died: September 26

 24 Nathanael West

Nathanael West
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: December 22

 25 Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 15
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 26 Carl Bosch

Carl Bosch
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist & Engineer
Birthdate: August 27, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: April 26

 27 John Buchan

John Buchan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth, Scotland
Died: February 11

 28 Isaac Babel

Isaac Babel
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: July 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: January 27

 29 Nicolae Iorga

Nicolae Iorga
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: November 27

 30 Édouard Vuillard

Édouard Vuillard
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 11, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuiseaux, Saône-et-Loire, France
Died: June 21

 31 Frederick Cook

Frederick Cook
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: June 10, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hortonville, New York, United States
Died: August 5

 32 Lewis Hine

Lewis Hine
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: September 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Died: November 3

 33 Udham Singh

Udham Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: December 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunam, Punjab, India
Died: July 31

 34 Charles Freer Andrews

Charles Freer Andrews
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: February 12, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: April 5

 35 Spiridon Louis

Spiridon Louis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 12, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marousi, Greece
Died: March 26

 36 Phan Boi Chau

Phan Boi Chau
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Figure
Birthdate: December 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nghe An, Vietnam
Died: October 29

 37 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon

James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 8, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 24

 38 Kyösti Kallio

Kyösti Kallio
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: April 10, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ylivieska
Died: December 19

 39 Manuel Azaña

Manuel Azaña
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Spain 1936 – 1939
Birthdate: January 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: November 3

 40 Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Mrs. Patrick Campbell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 9

 41 Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV

Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mysore
Died: August 3

 42 Arthur Rostron

Arthur Rostron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: May 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bolton
Died: November 4

 43 Wladimir Köppen

Wladimir Köppen
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: October 7, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: June 22

 44 E.F. Benson

E.F. Benson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 24, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington College, England
Died: February 29

 45 Saionji Kinmochi

Saionji Kinmochi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Japan from 1906 to 1908 and from 1911 to 1912
Birthdate: December 7, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Died: November 24

 46 Vsevolod Meyerhold

Vsevolod Meyerhold
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Famous As: Theatre Director
Birthdate: February 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Penza, Russia
Died: February 2

 47 Lluís Companys

Lluís Companys
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Government of Catalonia
Birthdate: June 21, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: El Tarròs, Spain
Died: October 15

 48 DuBose Heyward

DuBose Heyward
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 31, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 16

 49 Vito Volterra

Vito Volterra
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ancona
Died: October 11

 50 Julius Wagner-Jauregg

Julius Wagner-Jauregg
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Professor
Birthdate: March 7, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wels
Died: September 27