Famous People Who Died In 1945

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1945. This list includes people like Adolf Hitler, Anne Frank, Benito Mussolini, Subhas Chandra Bose, Heinrich Himmler and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, military leaders and poets who died in 1945. This list includes people from Germany, United States, Austria & Japan 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 
Adolf Hitler
(Dictator of Germany (1933-1945))

Adolf Hitler
709
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 
Anne Frank
(Diarist)

Anne Frank
47
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 12

 3 
F. D. Roosevelt
(32nd President of the United States)

F. D. Roosevelt
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: April 12

 4 
George Patton
(Military General)

George Patton
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: December 21
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

Eva Braun
39
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 30
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(President of the Indian National Congress (1938-39))

Subhas Chandra Bose
45
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 
Benito Mussolini
(Dictator, Prime Minister of Italy (1922-1943))

Benito Mussolini
77
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Predappio, Italy
Died: April 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 
Irma Grese
(Nazi Guard)

Irma Grese
14
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Germany
Died: December 13

 9 
John Basilone
(Armed Force Officer)

John Basilone
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: February 19
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: April 9

 11 
Milton S. Hershey
(Chocolatier & Businessman)

Milton S. Hershey
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 13, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 13

 12 
Eric Liddell
(Rugby union player)

Eric Liddell
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: February 21

 13 
Bela Bartok
(Composer, Pianist)

Bela Bartok
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sânnicolau Mare, Romania
Died: September 26

 14 
Magda Goebbels
(Joseph Goebbels' Wife)

Magda Goebbels
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 1

 15 
Edgar Cayce
(Clairvoyant)

Edgar Cayce
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Died: January 3

 16 
Oskar Dirlewanger
(War Criminal)

Oskar Dirlewanger
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: June 7

 17 
Margot Frank
(Second World War victim)

Margot Frank
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Died: March 9

 18 
Ernie Pyle
(Journalist)

Ernie Pyle
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dana, Indiana, United States
Died: April 18

 19 
Roza Shanina
(Sniper)

Roza Shanina
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edma, Ustyansky District, Russia
Died: January 28

 20 
John Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia)

John Curtin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: July 5

 21 

Robert H. Goddard
7
Birthdate: October 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 10

 22 
Clara Petacci
(Mistress of Benito Mussolini)

Clara Petacci
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 28

 23 
Richard Bong
(Aircraft pilot, Military personnel)

Richard Bong
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 6

 24 
Raoul Wallenberg
(Humanitarian)

Raoul Wallenberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden
Died: January 17

 25 
Edith Frank
(Anne Frank's mother)

Edith Frank
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: January 6

 26 
Wilhelm Canaris
(Chief of the Abwehr (1935-44))

Wilhelm Canaris
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aplerbeck
Died: April 9

 27 
Jerome Kern
(Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin collecting)

Jerome Kern
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 11

 28 
Josef Kramer
(Military officer)

Josef Kramer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: December 13

 29 
Thomas Hunt Morgan
(Geneticist)

Thomas Hunt Morgan
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 25, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington
Died: December 4

 30 
August von Mackensen
(Military Leader)

August von Mackensen
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trossin, Germany
Died: November 8

 31 
Anton Webern
(Composer, Conductor)

Anton Webern
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 15

 32 

Theodore Dreiser
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 27, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: December 28

 33 
David Lloyd George
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer)

David Lloyd George
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorlton-on-Medlock
Died: March 26

 34 
Eduard Bloch
(Physician)

Eduard Bloch
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hluboká nad Vltavou
Died: June 1

 35 

Tadamichi Kuribayashi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Died: March 26

 36 
Giovanni Agnelli
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Businessperson, Racecar driver)

Giovanni Agnelli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villar Perosa
Died: December 16

 37 
Blind Willie Johnson
(Former gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist)

Blind Willie Johnson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pendleton, Texas, United States
Died: September 18

 38 
Martin Bormann
(Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler)

Martin Bormann
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wegeleben, Germany
Died: May 2

 39 
N. C. Wyeth
(Painter)

N. C. Wyeth
0
Birthdate: October 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 19

 40 
Robert Benchley
(Humorist)

Robert Benchley
0
Birthdate: October 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 21

 41 
John Birch
(20th-century Baptist missionary and World War II-era United States Office of Strategic Services intelligence officer)

John Birch
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uttarakhand, India
Died: August 25

 42 
Heinrich Müller
(Police officer)

Heinrich Müller
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich
Died: April 30

 43 
Louis Till
(Soldier, Criminal)

Louis Till
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2

 44 

Paul Valery
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: July 20

 45 

Thomas J. Pendergast
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: January 26

 46 
Cosmo Gordon Lang
(Archbishop)

Cosmo Gordon Lang
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Died: December 5

 47 
Le Pétomane
(Flatulist)

Le Pétomane
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: August 8

 48 
Hans Geiger
(Physicist)

Hans Geiger
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Neustadt, Germany
Died: September 24

 49 
Kurt Knispel
(Soldier)

Kurt Knispel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zlaté Hory
Died: April 28

 50 
Fumimaro Konoe
(Politician)

Fumimaro Konoe
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chiyoda-ku
Died: December 16