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

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
American
Writer

Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
American
 

Paul KleePaul Klee
Swiss, German
Painter

Lillian WaldLillian Wald
American
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist

Carl Bosch Carl Bosch
German
Chemist & Engineer
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
Mexican
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
British
Biochemist

Alfred LoisyAlfred Loisy
French
Priest

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
Russian
politician
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
American
Socialite

Tom MixTom Mix
American
Actor

Mikhail BulgakovMikhail Bulgakov
Russian
Writer
Eric GillEric Gill
British
Type designer, Sculptor, Graphic designer,

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur
Italo BalboItalo Balbo
Italian
politician, military personnel

John BuchanJohn Buchan
Scottish
Novelist

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Sociologist, Photographer, Artist

Krishna Raja Wadiyar IVKrishna Raja Wadiyar IV
Author
Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
Spanish
Prime Minister
Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
Swedish
Writer

Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
Austrian
Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist,

Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
Spanish
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist

Isaac BabelIsaac Babel
Russian
Journalist, playwright, short story writer
Arthur RostronArthur Rostron
British
Sailor

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Édouard VuillardÉdouard Vuillard
French
Painter

Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
Russian
actor, theatre director, playwright

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
American
Military Leader

Frederick CookFrederick Cook
American
Explorer, Physician
Peter BehrensPeter Behrens
German
Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter,

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
Romanian
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
Arthur ZimmermannArthur Zimmermann
German
Politician, Diplomat

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
British
Physicist, Engineer

Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage
New Zealander
Politician, Diplomat
Kyösti KallioKyösti Kallio
Finnish
Political leader

Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Geographer
John A. HobsonJohn A. Hobson
British
Economist

Saionji KinmochiSaionji Kinmochi
Japanese
Prime Minister, politician

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

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
journalist, sport cyclist, track cyclist

Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson
British
Mathematician, Physicist

Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
American
 
Spiridon LouisSpiridon Louis
Greek
Athlete

Clelia Duel MosherClelia Duel Mosher
American
Women
Louis FlesLouis Fles
Writer

Władysław TempkaWładysław Tempka
Polish
Politician, Lawyer

Albert Kahn (Banker)Albert Kahn (Banker)
French
 
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, JrMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr
Jamaican, British
 

Santōka TanedaSantōka Taneda
Japanese
Poet, Writer, Bhikkhu