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
Babe RuthBabe Ruth
American
 

Orville WrightOrville Wright
American
Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah
Pakistani
Founder of Pakistan

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
American
Novelist

Hideki TojoHideki Tojo
Japanese
27th Prime Minister of Japan
Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
Japanese
Author

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

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

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

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Sergei EisensteinSergei Eisenstein
Russian
Film Director

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
French
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre
Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
German
Military Commander

Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Claude McKayClaude McKay
Jamaican, American
Writer

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
American
 
Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
Czech
Former President of Czechoslovakia

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

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
French
Inventor of Cinematographer

D.W. GriffithD. W. Griffith
American
Film Director
Charles Evans HughesCharles Evans Hughes
American
Politician

Carole LandisCarole Landis
American
Actress
Unity MitfordUnity Mitford
British
Socialite

Ferdinand I of BulgariaFerdinand I of Bulgaria
German
Ruler

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

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Maria MandlMaria Mandl
Austrian
Prison officer, Torturer
Mordecai BrownMordecai Brown
American
Baseball player

Andrei ZhdanovAndrei Zhdanov
Russian
politician, military personnel

Malcolm CampbellMalcolm Campbell
British
Journalist, Racecar driver

Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
German
Military personnel
Folke BernadotteFolke Bernadotte
Swedish
Diplomat
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

Guillermo KahloGuillermo Kahlo
Mexican
Photographer

Iwane MatsuiIwane Matsui
Japanese
Soldier, Military personnel

Kurt SchwittersKurt Schwitters
German
Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Graphic designer,
Therese BrandlTherese Brandl
German
Guard

Harry Dexter WhiteHarry Dexter White
American
Economist

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
Indian
Author, Poet

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German
Surgeon, Torturer, University teacher

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow
Indian
Biochemist
George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
Canadian
Aviator, Military personnel

Kantarō SuzukiKantarō Suzuki
Japanese
Political leader
Nikolai BerdyaevNikolai Berdyaev
Ukrainian, Russian
Philosopher

Irmfried EberlIrmfried Eberl
Austrian, German
Physician, Psychiatrist

Franz LehárFranz Lehár
Austrian, Hungarian
Composer
Caroline LacroixCaroline Lacroix
Belgian, French
Mistresses

Jan MasarykJan Masaryk
Czech
Diplomat
Viktor BrackViktor Brack
German
Torturer

Gregg TolandGregg Toland
American
Cinematographer

Josephus DanielsJosephus Daniels
American
Newspaper Editor

Charles A. BeardCharles A. Beard
American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Sonny Boy WilliamsonSonny Boy Williamson I
American
Singer
Otto RaschOtto Rasch
German
Politician, Lawyer

U SawU Saw
Burmese
Politician

Jorge Eliécer GaitánJorge Eliécer Gaitán
Colombian
Politician

Elissa LandiElissa Landi
Italian, American
Actress
Wilhelm Ritter von ThomaWilhelm Ritter von Thoma
German
Military personnel

Kenji DoiharaKenji Doihara
Japanese
Military personnel
Wolfram SieversWolfram Sievers
German
Politician

Kōki HirotaKōki Hirota
Japanese
Politician, Diplomat

Feng YuxiangFeng Yuxiang
Chinese
Warlord
Susan GlaspellSusan Glaspell
American
Playwright

Mitsumasa YonaiMitsumasa Yonai
Japanese
Politician,Prime Minister
Elsa EhrichElsa Ehrich
German
Guard

Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
French
Author

Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-DinYahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
Yemeni
Ruler
William S. KnudsenWilliam S. Knudsen
Danish
Industrialist

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian
Opera singer
Alfred KerrAlfred Kerr
German
Theatre critic

Isaac IsaacsIsaac Isaacs
Australian
Judge, Politician, Barrister

Archduke Wilhelm of AustriaArchduke Wilhelm of Austria
Austrian
Poet

Princess Marie-Louise of MadagascarPrincess Marie-Louise of Madagascar
French
Princess
Umberto GiordanoUmberto Giordano
Italian
Composer
Paul WegenerPaul Wegener
German, Polish
Actor

Thomas W. LamontThomas W. Lamont
American
Banker

Laura Wheeler WaringLaura Wheeler Waring
American
American artist

Hermann PisterHermann Pister
German
German officer
Princess Henriette of BelgiumPrincess Henriette of Belgium
Belgian
Princess

Ruth NeudeckRuth Neudeck
German
Military Supervisor

Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.
American
Officer

Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
Swedish
Painter

Emma ZimmerEmma Zimmer
German
Overseer
Cissy PattersonCissy Patterson
American
Journalist

Olga SamaroffOlga Samaroff
American
Pianist
Weston PriceWeston Price
American
dentist, nutritionist

Karl ValentinKarl Valentin
German
Comedian
Archduke Peter Ferdinand of AustriaArchduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
Austrian
Prince
D'Arcy Wentworth ThompsonD'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Scottish
Zoologist