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
07 November 1879, Russian, Ukrainian, Russian
Founder and first leader of the Red Army
F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist

Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
22 February 1918, American
Tallest Person Ever Known

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain
18 March 1869, British
Prime Minister of the U.K.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey
17 August 1887, Jamaican
Political leader

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer
J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
18 December 1856, British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
30 July 1881, American
 

Paul KleePaul Klee
18 December 1879, Swiss, German
Painter

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German
 
Carl Bosch Carl Bosch
27 August 1874, German
Chemist & Engineer

Lillian WaldLillian Wald
10 March 1867, American
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899, Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Anton Hansen TammsaareAnton Hansen Tammsaare
30 January 1878, Estonian
Writer

Alfred LoisyAlfred Loisy
28 February 1857, French
Priest
Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
12 October 1865, British
Biochemist

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
19 April 1895, Russian
politician
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
19 June 1893, American
Socialite

Mikhail BulgakovMikhail Bulgakov
15 May 1891, Russian
Writer

Eric GillEric Gill
22 February 1882, British
Type designer, Sculptor, Graphic designer,
Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
22 November 1859, Japanese
Entrepreneur

Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
07 March 1857, Austrian
Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist,
Italo BalboItalo Balbo
06 June 1896, Italian
politician, military personnel

John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
06 July 1858, British
Economist

Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
10 January 1880, Spanish
Prime Minister

Lewis HineLewis Hine
26 September 1874, American
Sociologist, Photographer, Artist
Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
20 November 1858, Swedish
Writer
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
04 June 1884
Author

Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
14 May 1869, British
Sailor

Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
28 January 1874, Russian
actor, theatre director, playwright

Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
13 July 1894, Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer
Peter BehrensPeter Behrens
14 April 1868, German
Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter,

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856, American
Military Leader

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
17 January 1871, Romanian
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet

Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
05 October 1864, German
Politician, Diplomat

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Frederick CookFrederick Cook
10 June 1865, American
Explorer, Physician
Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
23 March 1872, New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat

Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
10 April 1873, Finnish
Political leader
Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
21 June 1882, Spanish
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
12 June 1851, British
Physicist, Engineer

Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
07 October 1846, German, Russian
Geographer
Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
06 December 1849, Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

Vito VolterraVito Volterra
03 May 1860, Italian
Mathematician
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
28 January 1858
Curator, Geologist, Physician, Anthropologist,

Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
06 July 1859, Swedish
Swedish poet

Robert MaillartRobert Maillart
06 February 1872, Swiss
Swiss civil engineer

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
31 January 1865, French
journalist, sport cyclist, track cyclist

Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
26 July 1877, American
 
Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson
18 December 1856, British
Mathematician, Physicist

Spiridon LouisSpiridon Louis
12 January 1873, Greek
Athlete

Clelia Duel MosherClelia Duel Mosher
16 December 1863, American
Women

Louis FlesLouis Fles
19 October 1871
Writer
Albert Kahn (Banker)Albert Kahn (Banker)
03 March 1860, French
 

Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
11 November 1868, French
Painter
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, JrMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr
17 August 1887, Jamaican, British
 

Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
03 December 1882, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu

Władysław TempkaWładysław Tempka
22 August 1889, Polish
Politician, Lawyer