Famous People Who Died In 1946

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1946. This list includes people like H. G. Wells, John Maynard Keynes, Gertrude Stein, Wilhelm Keitel, John Logie Baird and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, non-fiction writers, soldiers and military leaders who died in 1946. This list includes people from Germany, United Kingdom, United States & 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 
H. G. Wells
(Writer)

H. G. Wells
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Died: August 13

Jack Johnson (Boxer)
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: June 10
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 

John Maynard Keynes
11
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21

 4 

John Logie Baird
3
Birthdate: August 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: June 14

 5 

W. C. Fields
0
Birthdate: January 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 25

 6 
Gertrude Stein
(Novelist)

Gertrude Stein
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 27

 7 
Willi Herold
(Military personnel)

Willi Herold
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chemnitz, Germany
Died: November 14
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 8 
Marcel Petiot
(Serial Killer)

Marcel Petiot
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auxerre, France
Died: May 25

 9 
Madan Mohan Malaviya
(Politician & Educationist)

Madan Mohan Malaviya
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allahabad, India
Died: November 12

 10 
Alfred Stieglitz
(Photographer)

Alfred Stieglitz
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoboken
Died: July 13

 11 
Hans Frank
(Politician)

Hans Frank
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: October 16

 12 
Walter Johnson
(Baseball player)

Walter Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Humboldt, Kansas, United States
Died: December 10
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 
Damon Runyon
(Writer)

Damon Runyon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Died: December 10

 14 
Ananda Mahidol
(King of Siam)

Ananda Mahidol
1
Birthdate: September 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
Died: June 9

 15 
Ion Antonescu
(43rd Prime Minister of Romania)

Ion Antonescu
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pitești, Romania
Died: June 1

 16 
Mikhail Kalinin
(Mayor of Saint Petersburg)

Mikhail Kalinin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Russia
Died: June 3

 17 
Gifford Pinchot
(Forestry scientist)

Gifford Pinchot
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 4

 18 
Manuel de Falla
(Greatest Spanish Composer of the 20th Century)

Manuel de Falla
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: November 14

 19 
Alexander Alekhine
(Chess player)

Alexander Alekhine
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 24

 20 
Louis Slotin
(Physicist)

Louis Slotin
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: May 30

 21 
Joachim von Ribbentrop
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nazi Germany (1938-45))

Joachim von Ribbentrop
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wesel, Germany
Died: October 16
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 
Alfred Jodl
(Chief of the Operations Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command (1939-1945))

Alfred Jodl
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: October 16

 23 
Herbert Macaulay
(Politician who is considered the founder of Nigerian nationalism)

Herbert Macaulay
0
Birthdate: November 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lagos Colony, Nigeria
Died: May 7

 24 
László Moholy-Nagy
(Photographer)

László Moholy-Nagy
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bácsborsód
Died: November 24

 25 
Homma Masaharu
(Japanese general)

Homma Masaharu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sado, Japan
Died: April 3

 26 
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Director of the Reich Security Main Office (1943-45))

Ernst Kaltenbrunner
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 4, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ried im Innkreis, Austria
Died: October 16
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 27 

Harlan F. Stone
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 22

 28 

Gerda Steinhoff
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrzeszcz, Gdańsk, Poland
Died: July 4

 29 
Dorothy Gibson
(Former Film Actress best remembered as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and for starring in the first motion picture based on the disaster)

Dorothy Gibson
1
Birthdate: May 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 17

 30 
Ignacy Mościcki
(Polish chemist)

Ignacy Mościcki
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 1, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mierzanowo
Died: October 2

 31 

Elisabeth Becker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nowy Staw, Poland
Died: July 4

 32 
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
(Chancellor of Austria (1938))

Arthur Seyss-Inquart
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stonařov, Czechia
Died: October 16

 33 

Lionel Atwill
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Croydon, Greater London, England
Died: April 22
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 34 
Julius Streicher
(Politician)

Julius Streicher
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dinkelscherben, Germany
Died: October 16

 35 
James Clark McReynolds
(Attorney General)

James Clark McReynolds
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elkton, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 24

 36 

William S. Hart
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: June 23

 37 
George Woolf
(Jockey)

George Woolf
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died: January 4

 38 
Wanda Klaff
(Camp guards)

Wanda Klaff
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 6, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Danzig, Free City of Danzig
Died: July 4

 39 
Patty Hill
(Composer)

Patty Hill
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 27, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anchorage, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 25

 40 
Martin Gottfried Weiss
(Military personnel)

Martin Gottfried Weiss
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weiden, Germany
Died: May 29

 41 
Gilbert N. Lewis
(Physical chemist)

Gilbert N. Lewis
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 23

 42 
Booth Tarkington
(One of Only Four Novelists to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction More Than Once)

Booth Tarkington
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 29, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: May 19

 43 
Paul Langevin
(Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of science, Educationist, Non-fiction writer)

Paul Langevin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: December 19

 44 

Upendranath Brahmachari
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamalpur
Died: February 6

 45 
Constance Garnett
(English translator)

Constance Garnett
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: December 17

 46 
Horace Pippin
(Painter)

Horace Pippin
0
Birthdate: February 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 6

 47 
Karl Haushofer
(Geopolitician, Political scientist, Educationist, Officer, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)

Karl Haushofer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich
Died: March 10

 48 
Paul Nash
(painter, illustrator, printmaker)

Paul Nash
0
Birthdate: May 11, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: July 11

Maria Innocentia Hummel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Massing, Germany Massing, Germany
Died: November 6

 50 
Countee Cullen
(American poet)

Countee Cullen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 9