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
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

Indian

Babe RuthBabe Ruth

06 February 1895

American

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah

25 December 1876

Pakistani

Hideki TojoHideki Tojo
(27th Prime Minister of Japan)

30 December 1884

Japanese

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

Harilal GandhiHarilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)

1888 AD

Indian

D. W. GriffithD. W. Griffith
(American director)

22 January 1875

American

Witold Pilecki Witold Pilecki
(Nazi-era Polish Army Officer)

13 May 1901

Polish

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
(Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director)

04 September 1896

French

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

American

Claude McKayClaude McKay
(Writer)

15 September 1889

Jamaican,American

Karl BrandtKarl Brandt
(Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler)

08 January 1904

German

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Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
(Abstract Painter)

15 April 1904

American

Orville WrightOrville Wright
(Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane)

19 August 1871

American

Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
(Inventor of Cinematograph)

05 October 1864

French

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

19 December 1875

Serbian

Hugo BossHugo Boss

08 July 1885

German

John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
(Officer, Lawyer, Politician)

13 September 1860

American

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Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
(Politician, Autobiographer, University teacher)

01 January 1892

Filipino

Sergei EisensteinSergei Eisenstein
(Film director)

22 January 1898

Russian

Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
(Former First Lady of the United States)

06 August 1861

American

Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
(Writer, Novelist)

19 June 1909

Japanese

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
(Military personnel)

04 October 1881

German

Theodor MorellTheodor Morell
(Physician)

22 July 1886

German

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Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
(Lecturer, Politician, Association football player)

28 May 1884

Czech

Ferdinand I of BulgariaFerdinand I of Bulgaria
(Ruler)

26 February 1861

German

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
(Author, Poet)

16 August 1904

Indian

Folke BernadotteFolke Bernadotte
(Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel)

02 January 1895

Swedish

Maria MandlMaria Mandl
(Prison officer, Torturer)

10 January 1912

Austrian

Kurt SchwittersKurt Schwitters
(Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Writer)

20 June 1887

German

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Harry Dexter WhiteHarry Dexter White
(Economist)

09 October 1892

American

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)

05 June 1887

American

Iwane MatsuiIwane Matsui
(Soldier, Military personnel)

27 July 1878

Japanese

Guillermo KahloGuillermo Kahlo
(Photographer)

26 October 1871

Mexican

Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
(Military personnel)

10 July 1883

German

Weston PriceWeston Price
(dentist, nutritionist)

06 September 1870

American

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Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
(Surgeon, Torturer, University teacher)

23 November 1897

German

Franz LehárFranz Lehár
(Composer)

30 April 1870

Austrian,Hungarian

Andrei ZhdanovAndrei Zhdanov
(politician, military personnel)

14 February 1896

Russian

George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
(Aviator, Military personnel)

06 December 1921

Canadian

Charles A. BeardCharles A. Beard
(Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher)

27 November 1874

American

Malcolm CampbellMalcolm Campbell
(Journalist, Racecar driver)

11 March 1885

British

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Wolfram SieversWolfram Sievers
(Politician)

10 July 1905

German

Irmfried EberlIrmfried Eberl
(Physician, Psychiatrist)

08 September 1910

Austrian,German

Otto RaschOtto Rasch
(Politician, Lawyer)

07 December 1891

German

Viktor BrackViktor Brack
(Torturer)

09 November 1904

German

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow
(Biochemist)

12 January 1895

Indian

Kenji DoiharaKenji Doihara
(Military personnel)

08 August 1883

Japanese

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Gregg TolandGregg Toland
(Cinematographer)

29 May 1904

American

Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
(Painter)

27 October 1885

Swedish

Wilhelm Ritter von ThomaWilhelm Ritter von Thoma
(Military personnel)

11 September 1891

German

Mitsumasa YonaiMitsumasa Yonai
(Politician,Prime Minister)

02 March 1880

Japanese

Isaac IsaacsIsaac Isaacs
(Judge, Politician, Barrister)

06 June 1855

Australian

D.W. GriffithD.W. Griffith
(Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director)

1875 AD

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Umberto GiordanoUmberto Giordano
(Composer)

28 August 1867

Italian

Umberto GiordanoUmberto Giordano
(Composer)

28 August 1867

Italian

Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
(Linguist, Journalist, Writer, Publisher, Children's writer, Novelist, Translator)

18 April 1882

Brazilian

Laura Wheeler WaringLaura Wheeler Waring
(American artist)

16 May 1887

American

Sonny Boy WilliamsonSonny Boy Williamson
(Singer)

1914 AD

Ann MacbethAnn Macbeth
(painter)

1875 AD

British

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Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr.
(Officer)

01 October 1874

American

Janie Porter BarrettJanie Porter Barrett
(American educator)

09 August 1865

American

Thomas PeacockThomas Peacock
(Officer)

18 February 1920

American

Kōki HirotaKōki Hirota
(Politician, Diplomat)

14 February 1878

Japanese

Władysław T. BendaWładysław T. Benda
(Painter)

15 January 1873

Polish