Famous People Who Died In 1950

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1950. This list includes people like George Orwell, George Bernard Shaw, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Walter Huston and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, philosophers and novelists who died in 1950. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & 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 George Orwell

George Orwell.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: July 26, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 2
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Iron Man of India
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nadiad
Died: December 15

 4 Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: August 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 5

 5 Frances Ford Seymour

Frances Ford Seymour.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: April 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brockville, Canada
Died: April 14

 6 Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Creator of Tarzan
Birthdate: September 1, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 19

 7 Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine

Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: April 5, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died: September 24
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 8 Al Jolson

Al Jolson.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: May 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seredžius
Died: October 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiruchuzhi, Virudhunagar, India
Died: April 14

 10 John Rabe

John Rabe.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Rescuer of Civilians During the Nanking Massacre
Birthdate: November 23, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 5

 11 William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 22

 12 Walter Huston

Walter Huston.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: April 7

 13 Willis Carrier

Willis Carrier
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Famous As: Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: November 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Angola, New York, United States
Died: October 7

 14 Jan Smuts

Jan Smuts
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Botanist, Officer, Lawyer
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malmesbury, Western Cape
Died: September 11

 15 Timothy Evans

Timothy Evans.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Died: March 9

 16 Belle da Costa Greene

Belle da Costa Greene
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Librarian
Birthdate: December 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Died: May 10

 17 Joseph Schumpeter

Joseph Schumpeter.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Třešť, Czechia
Died: January 8

 18 Gustaf V of Sweden

Gustaf V of Sweden
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 29
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 19 Alan Hale

Alan Hale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 22
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Henry H. Arnold

Henry H. Arnold.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: June 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 15

 21 Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poetess and Playwright
Birthdate: February 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockland
Died: October 19

 22 Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dessau
Died: April 3

 23 Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: April 8

 24 Charles R. Drew

Charles R. Drew.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician & Surgeon
Birthdate: June 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1

 25 John F. Fitzgerald

John F. Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 2

 26 Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Officer
Birthdate: May 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester
Died: May 24

 27 Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: September 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Bengal
Died: November 1

 28 Léon Blum

Léon Blum.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of France
Birthdate: April 9, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 30

 29 Nicholas Black Elk

Nicholas Black Elk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Traditional Healers
Birthdate: December 1, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Powder River, Montana, United States
Died: August 19

 30 Henry L. Stimson

Henry L. Stimson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Died: October 20

 31 Emil Jannings

Emil Jannings
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rorschach, Switzerland
Died: January 2

 32 Carter Woodson

Carter Woodson.
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia, United States
Died: April 3

 33 Albert Lebrun

Albert Lebrun
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 29, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mercy-le-Haut
Died: March 6

 34 Harold Laski

Harold Laski
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: March 24

 35 Grover Cleveland Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander
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Listed In:
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elba, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 4

 36 Kuniaki Koiso

Kuniaki Koiso
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: March 22, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Utsunomiya
Died: November 3

 37 Lothrop Stoddard

Lothrop Stoddard
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian, Author, Journalist, Opinion journalist
Birthdate: June 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: May 1

 38 Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Italian poet
Birthdate: September 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santo Stefano Belbo
Died: August 27

 39 Gopinath Bordoloi

Gopinath Bordoloi.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Chief Minister of Assam, India
Birthdate: June 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Raha, Assam
Died: August 5

 40 Ransom Eli Olds

Ransom Eli Olds
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Famous As: Automotive designer
Birthdate: June 3, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Ohio, United States
Died: August 26

 41 Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seacombe, Wallasey, England
Died: September 6

 42 Joe Yule

Joe Yule
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Famous As: Putita
Birthdate: April 30, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: March 30

 43 Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1885 AD
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Died: January 29

 44 Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Actor, Architect, Socialite
Birthdate: December 20, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 12

 45 Milada Horáková

Milada Horáková
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: June 27

 46 Karl Renner

Karl Renner
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dolní Dunajovice
Died: December 31

 47 Sudirman

Sudirman
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: January 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Purbalingga
Died: January 29

 48 Eliel Saarinen

Eliel Saarinen
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: architect
Birthdate: August 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rantasalmi
Died: July 1

 49 Marcel Mauss

Marcel Mauss
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Famous As: Sociologist, Anthropologist
Birthdate: May 10, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Épinal, Vosges, France
Died: February 10

 50 Fevzi Çakmak

Fevzi Çakmak
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: April 10