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
 

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah
Pakistani
Founder of Pakistan

Hideki TojoHideki Tojo
Japanese
27th Prime Minister of Japan

Hugo BossHugo Boss
German
Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
American
Novelist
John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
American
US Army Officer During WW I

Witold Pilecki Witold Pilecki
Polish
Nazi-era Polish Army Officer

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMileva Marić
Serbian
Physicist
Harilal GandhiHarilal Gandhi
Indian
Mahatma Gandhi’s Son

D. W. GriffithD. W. Griffith
American
American director
Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
Japanese
Author

Sergei EisensteinSergei Eisenstein
Russian
Film Director

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

Claude McKayClaude McKay
Jamaican, American
Writer
Edith RooseveltEdith Roosevelt
American
Former First Lady of the United States

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
American
 

Karl BrandtKarl Brandt
German
Personal Physician of Adolf Hitler

Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
Czech
Former President of Czechoslovakia
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
American
Abstract Painter

Orville WrightOrville Wright
American
Co-inventor of First Successful Airplane
Louis LumièreLouis Lumière
French
Inventor of Cinematograph

Theodor MorellTheodor Morell
German
Physician

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

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
German
Military personnel
Maria MandlMaria Mandl
Austrian
Prison officer, Torturer

Ferdinand I of BulgariaFerdinand I of Bulgaria
German
Ruler

Folke BernadotteFolke Bernadotte
Swedish
Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel
Kurt SchwittersKurt Schwitters
German
Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Graphic designer,

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Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,
Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
Indian
Author, Poet

Harry Dexter WhiteHarry Dexter White
American
Economist

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German
Surgeon, Torturer, University teacher

Johannes BlaskowitzJohannes Blaskowitz
German
Military personnel
Iwane MatsuiIwane Matsui
Japanese
Soldier, Military personnel
Irmfried EberlIrmfried Eberl
Austrian, German
Physician, Psychiatrist

Guillermo KahloGuillermo Kahlo
Mexican
Photographer

Andrei ZhdanovAndrei Zhdanov
Russian
politician, military personnel

Charles A. BeardCharles A. Beard
American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University
Vicente HuidobroVicente Huidobro
Chilean
Poet

Weston PriceWeston Price
American
dentist, nutritionist

Feng YuxiangFeng Yuxiang
Chinese
Warlord

Franz LehárFranz Lehár
Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

George BeurlingGeorge Beurling
Canadian
Aviator, Military personnel
Viktor BrackViktor Brack
German
Torturer

Otto RaschOtto Rasch
German
Politician, Lawyer
Gregg TolandGregg Toland
American
Cinematographer

Josephus DanielsJosephus Daniels
American
Newspaper Editor

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow
Indian
Biochemist
Jan MasarykJan Masaryk
Czech
Diplomat

Wolfram SieversWolfram Sievers
German
Politician
Kōki HirotaKōki Hirota
Japanese
Politician, Diplomat

Jorge Eliécer GaitánJorge Eliécer Gaitán
Colombian
Politician

Kenji DoiharaKenji Doihara
Japanese
Military personnel

Malcolm CampbellMalcolm Campbell
British
Journalist, Racecar driver

Susan GlaspellSusan Glaspell
American
Playwright
Thomas W. LamontThomas W. Lamont
American
Banker

William S. KnudsenWilliam S. Knudsen
Danish
Industrialist

Wilhelm Ritter von ThomaWilhelm Ritter von Thoma
German
Military personnel

Mitsumasa YonaiMitsumasa Yonai
Japanese
Politician,Prime Minister
Wesley Clair MitchellWesley Clair Mitchell
American
Economist

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian
Opera singer
Isaac IsaacsIsaac Isaacs
Australian
Judge, Politician, Barrister

Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
French
Author

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

Umberto GiordanoUmberto Giordano
Italian
Composer
Hermann PisterHermann Pister
German
German officer

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

Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
Swedish
Painter
Olga SamaroffOlga Samaroff
American
Pianist

Gertrude AthertonGertrude Atherton
American
Author
Cissy PattersonCissy Patterson
American
Journalist

Georg BruchmüllerGeorg Bruchmüller
German
Artillery officer

Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
Brazilian
Linguist, Journalist, Writer, Publisher,

Sophonisba BreckinridgeSophonisba Breckinridge
American
Educator
Sonny Boy WilliamsonSonny Boy Williamson I
American
Singer
Ermanno Wolf-FerrariErmanno Wolf-Ferrari
Italian
Composer

Emil LudwigEmil Ludwig
Swiss, German
Writer

Laura Wheeler WaringLaura Wheeler Waring
American
American artist

Ann MacbethAnn Macbeth
British
painter
Władysław T. BendaWładysław T. Benda
Polish
Painter

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

Janie Porter BarrettJanie Porter Barrett
American
American educator

Dazai OsamuDazai Osamu
Japanese
Author

Thomas PeacockThomas Peacock
American
Officer
Elsa BrandstromElsa Brandstrom
Swedish
Nurse