Famous People Who Died In 1947

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1947. This list includes people like Al Capone, Aleister Crowley, Black Dahlia, Henry Ford, Bugsy Siegel and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, philosophers and artists who died in 1947. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Al Capone
(Gangster, Co-Founder & Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit' Crime Family)
Al Capone
52
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 25
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Henry Ford
(The Founder of the ‘Ford Motor Company’)
Henry Ford
24
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springwells Township, Michigan, United States
Died: April 7
 3 
Black Dahlia
(Murder Victim)
Black Dahlia
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: January 15
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 4 
Bugsy Siegel
(American Mobster Who was a Driving Force Behind the Development of the Las Vegas Strip)
Bugsy Siegel
12
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 20
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Max Planck
(Physicist)
Max Planck
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 23, 1858
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: October 4
 6 
G. H. Hardy
(Mathematician)
G. H. Hardy
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 7, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cranleigh, England
Died: December 1
 7 
William Moulton Marston
3
Birthdate: May 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saugus, Massachusetts
Died: May 2
 8 
Christian X
(Former King of Denmark (1912 - 1947))
Christian X
4
Birthdate: September 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: April 20
 9 
General Aung San
(Politician)
General Aung San
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 19
 10 
Rudolf Höss
(German Nazi Commandant and Longest-Serving Commandant of Auschwitz Concentration and Extermination Camp)
Rudolf Höss
12
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
Died: April 16
 11 
Josh Gibson
(One of the Best Power Hitters and Catchers in Baseball History.)
Josh Gibson
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buena Vista, Georgia, United States
Died: January 20
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Stanley Baldwin
(Former British Prime Minister)
Stanley Baldwin
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bewdley
Died: December 14
 13 
Willa Cather
(Author)
Willa Cather
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: April 24
 14 
Frances Cleveland
(First Lady of the United States (1886-89, 1893-97))
Frances Cleveland
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 29
 15 
Ettore Bugatti
(Automobile Designer)
Ettore Bugatti
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 21
 16 
Harry Carey
0
Birthdate: January 16, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: September 21
 17 
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
(Former King of Italy (1900 – 1946))
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 28
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 18 
George II of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1922 - 1924))
George II of Greece
5
Birthdate: July 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died: April 1
 19 
Alfred North Whitehead
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Alfred North Whitehead
1
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent, England
Died: December 30
 20 
Fiorello H. La Guardia
(Mayor of New York City (1934-45))
Fiorello H. La Guardia
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Died: September 20
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 21 
Jimmy Doyle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 25
 22 
K. L. Saigal
(First Superstar of Hindi Cinema Revered and Idolised for Both His Singing and Acting Styles)
K. L. Saigal
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kashmir, India
Died: January 18
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
William C. Durant
(Co-founder of the General Motors and Chevrolet)
William C. Durant
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 8, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 18
 24 
Kurt Lewin
(Psychologist)
Kurt Lewin
2
Birthdate: September 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mogilno, Poland
Died: February 12
 25 
Ernst Lubitsch
(Film director)
Ernst Lubitsch
1
Birthdate: January 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 30
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 23
 27 
Carrie Chapman Catt
(American Women's Suffrage Leader Who Successfully Campaigned for Passing of the ‘Nineteenth Amendment’)
Carrie Chapman Catt
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: March 9
 28 
Aleister Crowley
(British Occultist, Ceremonial Magician and Founder of the Religion 'Thelema')
Aleister Crowley
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died: December 1
 29 
Ananda Coomaraswamy
(Metaphysician, Historian and a Celebrated Philosopher of Indian art)
Ananda Coomaraswamy
2
Birthdate: August 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: September 9
 30 
Nicholas Roerich
(Russian Painter, Archaeologist and Philosopher)
Nicholas Roerich
0
Birthdate: October 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 13
 31 
Josephine Bakhita
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darfur, Sudan
Died: February 8
 32 
Pierre Bonnard
(French Painter and Member of the Post-Impressionist Group of Avant-Garde Painters ‘Les Nabis’)
Pierre Bonnard
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Died: January 23
 33 
Hermine Reuss of Greiz
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, German Empire
Died: August 7
 34 
Arthur Machen
(Welsh Author Best Known for His Influential Supernatural, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction)
Arthur Machen
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: December 15
 35 
Harry Gordon Selfridge
(business magnate)
Harry Gordon Selfridge
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: May 8
 36 
Manolete
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Manolete
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: August 29
 37 
Marc Mitscher
(Admiral of the navy)
Marc Mitscher
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 3
 38 
Grace Moore
(American Opera Singer and Actress Whose Films Helped to Popularize Opera)
Grace Moore
3
Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 26
 39 
Victor Horta
(Architect)
Victor Horta
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: September 8
 40 
Irving Fisher
(Economist, Statistician)
Irving Fisher
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saugerties
Died: April 29
 41 
Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)
Pierre Janet
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24
 42 
Benigno Aquino, Sr.
(6th Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines)
Benigno Aquino, Sr.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tarlac City, Philippines
Died: December 20
 43 
Frederick Gowland Hopkins
(English Biochemist Whose Discovery of Vitamins Earned Him 'Nobel Prize in Medicine' in 1929)
Frederick Gowland Hopkins
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 20, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: May 16
 44 
Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belloy-Saint-Leonard, Somme, France
Died: November 28
 45 
Frederick Russell Burnham
(Explorer, Writer)
Frederick Russell Burnham
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blue Earth County
Died: September 1
 46 
P. D. Ouspensky
(Philosopher, Writer)
P. D. Ouspensky
0
Birthdate: March 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: October 2
 47 
Blanche Hoschede Monet
0
Birthdate: November 10, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 8
 48 
Hans Fallada
(Writer)
Hans Fallada
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
Died: February 5
 49 
Hugh Lofting
(British Author and Creator of the Classic Children’s Literature Character 'Doctor Dolittle')
Hugh Lofting
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Died: September 26
 50 
Halford Mackinder
(British Geographer, Academic and One of the Founding Fathers of Both 'Geopolitics' and 'Geostrategy')
Halford Mackinder
0
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gainsborough, England
Died: March 6