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.

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 Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi.
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Famous As: Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
Died: January 30

 2 Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: August 16

 3 Orville Wright

Orville Wright.
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Famous As: Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane
Birthdate: August 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30

 4 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of Pakistan
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (present-day Sindh, Pakistan)
Died: September 11
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Hideki Tojo

Hideki Tojo.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 27th Prime Minister of Japan
Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 23
Height: 4'9" (145 cm)

 6 Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10

 7 Mileva Marić

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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel
Died: August 4
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 8 Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagi, Aomori, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: US Army Officer During WW I
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laclede, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15

 10 Manuel Roxas

Manuel Roxas.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: January 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roxas City, Philippines
Died: April 15

 11 Harilal Gandhi

Harilal Gandhi.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mahatma Gandhi’s Son
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: June 18

 12 Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9

 13 Witold Pilecki

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Nazi-era Polish Army Officer
Birthdate: May 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olonets
Died: May 25

 14 D. W. Griffith

D. W. Griffith.
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Famous As: American director
Birthdate: January 22, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 23

 15 Carole Landis

Carole Landis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA
Died: July 5
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Unity Mitford

Unity Mitford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: August 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 28

 17 Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: January 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died: February 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud.
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Famous As: Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4

 19 Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: February 26, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 10

 20 Walther von Brauchitsch

Walther von Brauchitsch.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: October 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: German Empire
Died: October 18

 21 Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Died: August 27

 22 Theodor Morell

Theodor Morell
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 22, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trais
Died: May 26

 23 Folke Bernadotte

Folke Bernadotte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17

 24 Maria Mandl

Maria Mandl
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prison officer
Birthdate: January 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Münzkirchen, Austria
Died: January 24

 25 Edith Roosevelt

Edith Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: August 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 30

 26 Samuel P. Bush

Samuel P. Bush
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: October 4, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Orange, USA
Died: February 8

 27 Edvard Beneš

Edvard Beneš.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Czechoslovakia
Birthdate: May 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kožlany, Czechia
Died: September 3

 28 Karl Brandt

Karl Brandt.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler
Birthdate: January 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mulhouse
Died: June 2

 29 Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold.
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21

 30 Claude McKay

Claude McKay.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: May 22

 31 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta

Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: March 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 29

 32 Andrei Zhdanov

Andrei Zhdanov
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: politician, military personnel
Birthdate: February 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mariupol
Died: August 31

 33 Johannes Blaskowitz

Johannes Blaskowitz
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: July 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Prussia
Died: February 5

 34 Guillermo Kahlo

Guillermo Kahlo
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: October 26, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pforzheim
Died: April 14

 35 Harry Dexter White

Harry Dexter White
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 16

 36 Iwane Matsui

Iwane Matsui
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Soldier, Military personnel
Birthdate: July 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture
Died: December 23

 37 Malcolm Campbell

Malcolm Campbell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Journalist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley
Died: December 31

 38 Kantarō Suzuki

Kantarō Suzuki
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuze, Izumi, Japan
Died: April 17

 39 Mordecai Brown

Mordecai Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyesville, Indiana, United States
Died: February 14

 40 Karl Gebhardt

Karl Gebhardt
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon, Torturer, University teacher
Birthdate: November 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haag in Oberbayern
Died: June 2

 41 Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky.
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Famous As: Abstract Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: July 21

 42 Therese Brandl

Therese Brandl
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Guard
Birthdate: February 1, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staudach-Egerndach, Germany
Died: January 28

 43 Prince Adalbert of Prussia

Prince Adalbert of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: July 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: September 22

 44 Ruth Benedict

Ruth Benedict
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer
Birthdate: June 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 17

 45 Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters
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Famous As: Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Writer
Birthdate: June 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: January 8

 46 Nikolai Berdyaev

Nikolai Berdyaev
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: March 18, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev Governorate
Died: March 24

 47 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán

Jorge Eliécer Gaitán
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: April 9

 48 Caroline Lacroix

Caroline Lacroix
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mistresses
Birthdate: May 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: February 12

 49 Irmfried Eberl

Irmfried Eberl
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physician, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: September 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bregenz
Died: February 16

 50 Gregg Toland

Gregg Toland
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: May 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston
Died: September 28