Famous People Who Died In 1948

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1948. This list includes people like Mahatma Gandhi, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Zelda Fitzgerald, Hideki Tojo and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, artists and military leaders who died in 1948. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Japan & India and many more countries.

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
Indian
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah
Pakistani
Founder of Pakistan

Babe RuthBabe Ruth
American
 

Orville WrightOrville Wright
American
Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
American
Novelist

John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
American
US Army Officer During WW I
Harilal GandhiHarilal Gandhi
Indian
Mahatma Gandhi’s Son

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMileva Marić
Serbian
Physicist

Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
Japanese
Author
Hugo BossHugo Boss
German
Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

D. W. GriffithD. W. Griffith
American
American director
Witold Pilecki Witold Pilecki
Polish
Nazi-era Polish Army Officer

Sergei EisensteinSergei Eisenstein
Russian
Film Director

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
French
Inventor of Cinematograph

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
American
Former First Lady of the United States
Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
German
Military Commander

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
French
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
American
 

Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
Czech
Former President of Czechoslovakia
Claude McKayClaude McKay
Jamaican, American
Writer

Karl BrandtKarl Brandt
German
Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
American
Abstract Painter

Hideki TojoHideki Tojo
Japanese
27th Prime Minister of Japan

Dazai OsamuDazai Osamu
Japanese
Author
D.W. GriffithD.W. Griffith
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director

Charles Evans HughesCharles Evans Hughes
American
Politician
Carole LandisCarole Landis
American
Actress

Mordecai BrownMordecai Brown
American
Baseball player

Unity MitfordUnity Mitford
British
Socialite
Ferdinand I of BulgariaFerdinand I of Bulgaria
German
Ruler

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Theodor MorellTheodor Morell
German
Physician
Samuel P. BushSamuel P. Bush
American
Businessperson

Maria MandlMaria Mandl
Austrian
Prison officer, Torturer

Guillermo KahloGuillermo Kahlo
Mexican
Photographer

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,
Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
German
Military personnel
Harry Dexter WhiteHarry Dexter White
American
Economist

Andrei ZhdanovAndrei Zhdanov
Russian
politician, military personnel

Kurt SchwittersKurt Schwitters
German
Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Graphic designer,

Iwane MatsuiIwane Matsui
Japanese
Soldier, Military personnel
Folke BernadotteFolke Bernadotte
Swedish
Diplomat

Gregg TolandGregg Toland
American
Cinematographer

George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
Canadian
Aviator, Military personnel

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
Indian
Author, Poet

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German
Surgeon, Torturer, University teacher
Franz LehárFranz Lehár
Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

Kantarō SuzukiKantarō Suzuki
Japanese
Political leader
Jan MasarykJan Masaryk
Czech
Diplomat

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow
Indian
Biochemist

Viktor BrackViktor Brack
German
Torturer
Charles A. BeardCharles A. Beard
American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Wilhelm Ritter von ThomaWilhelm Ritter von Thoma
German
Military personnel
Malcolm CampbellMalcolm Campbell
British
Journalist, Racecar driver

Irmfried EberlIrmfried Eberl
Austrian, German
Physician, Psychiatrist

Otto RaschOtto Rasch
German
Politician, Lawyer

Jorge Eliécer GaitánJorge Eliécer Gaitán
Colombian
Politician

Kenji DoiharaKenji Doihara
Japanese
Military personnel
Sonny Boy WilliamsonSonny Boy Williamson I
American
Singer

Wolfram SieversWolfram Sievers
German
Politician

Kōki HirotaKōki Hirota
Japanese
Politician, Diplomat

Susan GlaspellSusan Glaspell
American
Playwright
Weston PriceWeston Price
American
dentist, nutritionist

Feng YuxiangFeng Yuxiang
Chinese
Warlord
Josephus DanielsJosephus Daniels
American
Newspaper Editor

Mitsumasa YonaiMitsumasa Yonai
Japanese
Politician,Prime Minister

Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
French
Author
Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
Swedish
Painter

D'Arcy Wentworth ThompsonD'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Scottish
Zoologist
Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian
Opera singer

William S. KnudsenWilliam S. Knudsen
Danish
Industrialist

Paul WegenerPaul Wegener
German, Polish
Actor
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-DinYahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
Yemeni
Ruler

Thomas W. LamontThomas W. Lamont
American
Banker
Isaac IsaacsIsaac Isaacs
Australian
Judge, Politician, Barrister

Olga SamaroffOlga Samaroff
American
Pianist

Ruth NeudeckRuth Neudeck
German
Military Supervisor

Hermann PisterHermann Pister
German
German officer
Cissy PattersonCissy Patterson
American
Journalist
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.
American
Officer

Franz WeidenreichFranz Weidenreich
German, American
Anthropologist

Karl ValentinKarl Valentin
German
Comedian

U SawU Saw
Burmese
Politician
Vicente HuidobroVicente Huidobro
Chilean
Poet

Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
Brazilian
Writer

Denton WelchDenton Welch
British
Writer

Edwin MaxwellEdwin Maxwell
Irish
Actor

Richard C. TolmanRichard C. Tolman
American
Physicist
Umberto GiordanoUmberto Giordano
Italian
Composer

Umberto GiordanoUmberto Giordano
Italian
Composer
Georg BruchmüllerGeorg Bruchmüller
German
Artillery officer

Tony GarnierTony Garnier
French
French architect
Emil LudwigEmil Ludwig
Swiss, German
Writer
Gertrude AthertonGertrude Atherton
American
Author