Famous People Who Died In 1944

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1944. This list includes people like Erwin Rommel, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, military leaders and artists who died in 1944. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France 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 
Erwin Rommel
(General)

Erwin Rommel
45
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 
Edvard Munch
(Painter)

Edvard Munch
15
Birthdate: December 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ådalsbruk, Norway
Died: 1944 AD

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: December 3

 4 
Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian Painter, Art Theorist and A Pioneer in Abstract Art)

Wassily Kandinsky
5
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 
Piet Mondrian
(Painter)

Piet Mondrian
4
Birthdate: December 16, 1866, 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: January 31

 6 
Glenn Miller
(Trombonist)

Glenn Miller
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: December 15

 7 
Manuel L. Quezon
(President of the Philippines (1935-44))

Manuel L. Quezon
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler, Philippines
Died: August 1
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 8 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(French Poet, Author, and Aviator Best Known for His Novella ‘The Little Prince’)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: July 31

 9 
Rezā Shāh
(Shah of Iran (1925-41))

Rezā Shāh
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alasht, Iran
Died: July 26

 10 
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
(Youngest Child of Queen Victoria)

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26

 11 
Claus von Stauffenberg
(Military Leader)

Claus von Stauffenberg
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany
Died: July 21
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 12 

Florence Foster Jenkins
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hull, Massachusetts
Died: August 12
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 
Kasturba Gandhi
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)

Kasturba Gandhi
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porbandar
Died: February 22

 15 

Noor Inayat Khan
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 13

 16 
Dadasaheb Phalke
(Father of Indian Cinema)

Dadasaheb Phalke
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tryambakeshwar, Bombay Presidency
Died: February 16

 17 
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
(Military Leader)

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: July 12

 18 

Hilma af Klint
2
Birthdate: October 26, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Died: October 21

 19 
Josephine Earp
(Wyatt Earp's wife)

Josephine Earp
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1861 AD
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: December 19

 20 

Prafulla Chandra Ray
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khulna
Died: June 16

 21 
Leo Baekeland
(Chemist & Inventor)

Leo Baekeland
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Died: February 23

 22 
Abdülmecid II
(Was the last Caliph of the Ottoman Dynasty, the only Caliph of the Republic of Turkey)

Abdülmecid II
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beşiktaş, Turkey
Died: August 23

 23 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)

Henning von Tresckow
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: July 21

 24 
Arthur Eddington
(Astronomer)

Arthur Eddington
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
Died: November 22

 25 
Stephen Leacock
(Canadian writer)

Stephen Leacock
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Died: March 28

 26 
Amy Beach
(Composer)

Amy Beach
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 27

 27 
Thomas Midgley, Jr.
(Mechanical and chemical engineer)

Thomas Midgley, Jr.
2
Birthdate: May 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 2

 28 
Ernst Thälmann
(Politician, Worker, Revolutionary, Trade unionist)

Ernst Thälmann
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: August 18

 29 

Mariya Oktyabrskaya
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crimea, Russian
Died: March 15

 30 
Alfred Emanuel Smith
(42nd Governor of New York (1923-28))

Alfred Emanuel Smith
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 4

 31 
Lupe Vélez
(Former actress, dancer, and singer during the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema)

Lupe Vélez
1
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
Died: December 14
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: December 2

 33 
Michael Wittmann
(Military Officer)

Michael Wittmann
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vogelthal, Dietfurt, Germany
Died: August 8

 34 
Louis Renault
(Founder of Renault)

Louis Renault
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 12, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 24

 35 
Fritz Pfeffer
(Physician)

Fritz Pfeffer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: December 20

 36 
Louis Buchalter
(Gangster)

Louis Buchalter
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 4

 37 
Harry Langdon
(Comedian)

Harry Langdon
0
Birthdate: June 15, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Died: December 22
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 38 

Aimee Semple McPherson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salford, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 27

 39 
Hannah Szenes
(Writer, Poet)

Hannah Szenes
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: November 7

 40 
Ludwig Beck
(General and Chief of the German General Staff during the early years of the Nazi regime in Germany before World War II)

Ludwig Beck
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: July 20

 41 
Antanas Smetona
(Former President of Lithuania)

Antanas Smetona
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taujėnai
Died: January 9

 42 
Giovanni Gentile
(Philosopher)

Giovanni Gentile
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castelvetrano, Italy
Died: April 15

 43 
Günther von Kluge
(Former field marshal during World War II who held commands on both the Eastern and Western Fronts)

Günther von Kluge
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: August 19

Princess Mafalda of Savoy
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: August 27

 45 

Tanya Savicheva
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pskov Oblast, Russia
Died: July 1

 46 
Orde Wingate
(Officer)

Orde Wingate
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nainital
Died: March 24

 47 
Ida Tarbell
(Journalist)

Ida Tarbell
0
Birthdate: November 5, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hatch Hollow, Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 6

 48 
Zinaida Portnova
(Soviet Teenager)

Zinaida Portnova
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 15

 49 
Wang Jingwei
(Premier of the Republic of China (1932-35))

Wang Jingwei
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1883 AD
Birthplace: Sanshui District, Foshan, China
Died: November 10

William Heath Robinson
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: March 31, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 13