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
 

Paul KleePaul Klee
Swiss, German
Painter

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
Russian
Top Official of Soviet Secret Police

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

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Sociologist, Photographer, Artist

Walter ChryslerWalter Chrysler
American
Business person

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur
Italo BalboItalo Balbo
Italian
politician, military personnel
John BuchanJohn Buchan
Scottish
Novelist

Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
Author

Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
Spanish
Prime Minister

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

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Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
Russian
actor, theatre director, playwright

Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
French
Painter

Charles Freer AndrewsCharles Freer Andrews
British
Priest

Nathanael WestNathanael West
American
Novelist
Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer

Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
British
Sailor
Peter BehrensPeter Behrens
German
Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter,

Frederick CookFrederick Cook
American
Explorer, Physician

Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
Austrian
Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist,
Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
British
Physicist, Engineer

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
Romanian
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
American
Author

Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
German
Politician, Diplomat

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

Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat

Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
Finnish
Political leader
Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Geographer

Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
British
Economist

Vito VolterraVito Volterra
Italian
Mathematician
Eugène DuboisEugène Dubois
Curator, Geologist, Physician, Anthropologist,

Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
Swedish
Swedish poet
Robert MaillartRobert Maillart
Swiss
Swiss civil engineer

Charles Sumner TainterCharles Sumner Tainter
American
Inventor

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
journalist, sport cyclist, track cyclist
Mrs. Patrick CampbellMrs. Patrick Campbell
British
Actress

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount RothermereHarold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
British
Publisher
William E. BorahWilliam E. Borah
American
United States Senator

Spiridon LouisSpiridon Louis
Greek
Athlete

E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
British
Novelist
Clelia Duel MosherClelia Duel Mosher
American
Women

Louis FlesLouis Fles
Writer
Władysław TempkaWładysław Tempka
Polish
Politician, Lawyer

Saionji KimmochiSaionji Kimmochi
Japanese
Prime minister of Japan

Albert Kahn (Banker)Albert Kahn (Banker)
French
 

Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
Japanese
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu