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
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
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 3 Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bereslavka, Ukraine
Died: August 21
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 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)

 5 Marcus Garvey

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

 6 Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas
Died: May 14

 7 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
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 8 Smedley Butler

Smedley Butler.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, US
Died: June 21

 9 Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Cultural Critic, Essayist
Birthdate: July 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 27

 10 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

 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 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

 13 J. J. Thomson

J J Thompson.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, UK
Died: August 30

 14 Paul Klee

Paul Klee.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 18, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee
Died: June 29

 15 Mikhail Bulgakov

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

 16 Eric Gill

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

 17 Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Stock Trader
Birthdate: July 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 28

 18 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)

 19 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

 20 Nikolai Yezhov

Nikolai Yezhov.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Top Official of Soviet Secret Police
Birthdate: May 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: February 4

 21 Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark

Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: August 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 21

 22 Italo Balbo

Italo Balbo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: politician, military personnel
Birthdate: June 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ferrara
Died: June 28

 23 Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse

Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse
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Famous As: Art collector
Birthdate: May 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plön, Germany
Died: May 28

 24 Manuel Azaña

Manuel Azaña
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: January 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares
Died: November 3

 25 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

 26 Selma Lagerlöf

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

 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 Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark

Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 3, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Died: December 14

 29 George Lansbury

George Lansbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: February 21, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Died: May 7

 30 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

 31 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

 32 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

 33 Isaac Babel

Isaac Babel
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Famous As: Journalist, playwright, short story writer
Birthdate: July 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: January 27

 34 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

 35 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

 36 William E. Borah

William E. Borah
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Senator
Birthdate: June 29, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fairfield, Illinois, United States
Died: January 19

 37 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

 38 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

 39 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

 40 Prince Jean, Duke of Guise

Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: September 4, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 25

 41 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

 42 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

 43 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)

 44 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

 45 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

 46 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

 47 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: April 26, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, England
Died: November 26

 48 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

 49 Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter, Designer, Graphic designer, University teacher
Birthdate: April 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: February 27

 50 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