Famous People Who Died In 1944

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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.
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 1 
Erwin Rommel
(General)
Erwin Rommel
65
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
(Norwegian Painter Best Known for His Works: ‘The Scream’, ‘Madonna’ and ‘The Sick Child’)
Edvard Munch
21
Birthdate: December 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ådalsbruk, Norway
Died: 1944 AD
 3 
Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian Painter, Art Theorist and a Pioneer in Abstract Art)
Wassily Kandinsky
6
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Glenn Miller
(Trombonist)
Glenn Miller
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: December 15
 5 
Piet Mondrian
(One of the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century)
Piet Mondrian
6
Birthdate: 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: January 31
 6 
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
(Former Prince of Greece and Denmark)
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: December 3
 7 
Manuel L. Quezon
(2nd President of the Philippines)
Manuel L. Quezon
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler, Philippines
Died: August 1
 8 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(French Poet, Author, and Aviator Best Known for His Novella ‘The Little Prince’)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: July 31
 9 
Rezā Shāh
(Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941)
Rezā Shāh
16
Birthdate: March 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alasht, Iran
Died: July 26
 10 
Claus von Stauffenberg
(German Army Officer Who Failed in His Attempt to Assassinate Adolf Hitler)
Claus von Stauffenberg
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jettingen, Germany
Died: July 1
 11 
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
(The Fifth Daughter and the Youngest Child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert)
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 26
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hull, Massachusetts
Died: August 12
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Florence Foster Jenkins
(American Socialite and Amateur Soprano)
Florence Foster Jenkins
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26
 14 
Kasturba Gandhi
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)
Kasturba Gandhi
13
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porbandar
Died: February 22
 15 
Dadasaheb Phalke
(Father of Indian Cinema)
Dadasaheb Phalke
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tryambakeshwar, Bombay Presidency
Died: February 16
 16 
Noor Inayat Khan
(British Resistance Agent in France in World War II)
Noor Inayat Khan
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 13
 17 
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
(Military Leader)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: July 12
 18 
Lupe Vélez
(Mexican Actress During the 'Golden Age of Hollywood' Cinema)
Lupe Vélez
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
Died: December 14
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 19 
Hilma af Klint
(Swedish Artist and Mystic Best Known for Her 'Temple' Paintings)
Hilma af Klint
2
Birthdate: October 26, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Died: October 21
 20 
Prafulla Chandra Ray
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khulna
Died: June 16
 21 
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
 22 
Leo Baekeland
(Chemist & Inventor)
Leo Baekeland
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Died: February 23
 23 
Arthur Eddington
(Astronomer)
Arthur Eddington
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
Died: November 22
 24 
Stephen Leacock
(Canadian writer)
Stephen Leacock
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Died: March 28
 25 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)
Henning von Tresckow
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: July 21
 26 
Josephine Earp
(Wyatt Earp's wife)
Josephine Earp
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1861 AD
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: December 19
 27 
Amy Beach
(Composer)
Amy Beach
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 27
 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 
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
 31 
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
(American Jurist and 1st Commissioner of Baseball (1920 - 1944))
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 20, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Millville, Ohio, United States
Died: November 25
 32 
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
 33 
Aimee Semple McPherson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salford, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 27
 34 
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
(Italian Poet, Founder of the 'Futurist Movement' and Author of the First 'Futurist Manifesto')
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: December 2
 35 
Hannah Szenes
(Writer, Poet)
Hannah Szenes
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: November 7
 36 
Louis Renault
(Founder of Renault)
Louis Renault
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 12, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 24
 37 
Alexis Carrel
(Surgeon, Biologist)
Alexis Carrel
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône, France
Died: November 5
 38 
Lou Henry Hoover
(First Lady of the United States 1929 – 1933)
Lou Henry Hoover
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Died: January 7
 39 
Guy Gibson
(Military personnel)
Guy Gibson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shimla
Died: September 19
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murom
Died: September 27
 41 
Giovanni Gentile
(Philosopher)
Giovanni Gentile
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castelvetrano, Italy
Died: April 15
 42 
Orde Wingate
(Officer)
Orde Wingate
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nainital
Died: March 24
 43 
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)
 44 
Fritz Pfeffer
(Physician)
Fritz Pfeffer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: December 20
Princess Mafalda of Savoy
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: August 27
 46 
Louis Buchalter
(Gangster)
Louis Buchalter
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 4
 47 
Asmahan
(Actress)
Asmahan
1
Birthdate: November 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Syria
Died: July 14
William Heath Robinson
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: March 31, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 13
 49 
Antanas Smetona
(Former President of Lithuania)
Antanas Smetona
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taujėnai
Died: January 9
 50 
Tanya Savicheva
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pskov Oblast, Russia
Died: July 1