Died On August 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 18. The list includes people like Genghis Khan, Subhas Chandra Bose, B. F. Skinner, Honoré de Balzac, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, spiritual & religious leaders, actors and judges and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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Genghis Khan
(Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (1206 - 1227))
Genghis Khan
20
Birthdate: 1158 AD
Birthplace: Khentii Mountains, Mongolia
Died: 1227

The founder and first Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan is often considered to be the greatest conqueror of all time. A brutal ruler, he enjoyed exceptional military successes and occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. Besides his military accomplishments, he is also credited with revitalizing the Mongol Empire's writing system.

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B. F. Skinner
(American psychologist)
B. F. Skinner
13
Birthdate: March 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1990

B. F. Skinner was an American behaviorist, psychologist, inventor, author, and social philosopher. Skinner, who taught psychology at Harvard University, is credited with founding a school of thought in psychology called the experimental analysis of behavior. Regarded as a pioneer of modern behaviorism, Skinner was named the 20th century's most influential psychologist, according to a survey conducted in June 2002. 

 3 
Kofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)
Kofi Annan
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Died: 2018

Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. During his stint with the UN, he launched the UN Global Compact and worked to combat HIV/AIDS. 

 4 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(Indian Nationalist Who Participated in Indian Freedom Movement)
Subhas Chandra Bose
62
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: 1945

An Indian nationalist known for his role in the country’s struggle for freedom from the British, Subhas Chandra Bose was a politician with radical views. He was part of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s. However, his association with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan made him a controversial figure.

 5 
Bruce Forsyth
(Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer)
Bruce Forsyth
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton
Died: 2017
Bruce Forsyth soared to fame with the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium and later hosted shows such as The Price Is Right and The Generation Game. He also co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing. Forsyth holds a Guinness record for being the longest-tenured male entertainer on TV. 
 6 
Chris McCandless
(American Adventurer Who Led a Nomadic Lifestyle and Trekked and Lived Alone through the Alaskan Wilderness)
Chris McCandless
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: 1992

Chris McCandless, also known as Alexander Supertramp, was made famous by Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild, which was later made into a movie. The adventurer had hitchhiked through Alaska, and later took shelter in an abandoned bus, where he eventually died of starvation and poisoning, cut off from civilization.

 7 
Honoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright Known for His Magnum Opus 'La Comédie humaine')
Honoré de Balzac
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: 1850

Honoré de Balzac was a French playwright and novelist. Since his works gave a detailed, unfiltered representation of society, Honoré de Balzac is generally considered one of the founders of realism and an important figure in European literature. Renowned for creating multi-faceted characters, Balzac influenced several popular writers like Charles John Huffam Dickens, Émile Zola, Henry James, and Gustave Flaubert.

 8 
Elmer Bernstein
(Composer)
Elmer Bernstein
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2004
 9 
Scott McKenzie
(Singer)
Scott McKenzie
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
Died: 2012
 10 
Fatimah bint Muhammad
(Daughter of Muḥammad)
Fatimah bint Muhammad
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0615 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0632
 11 
Kim Dae Jung
(Former President of South Korea)
Kim Dae Jung
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hauido, Sinan-gun
Died: 2009

Son of a farmer, Kim Dae Jung later took over a company that he had initially joined as a clerk. He escaped from the clutches of death during the Korean War. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning politician also became the first opposition leader to be elected as the South Korean president.

 12 
Don Pardo
(Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality)
Don Pardo
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westfield
Died: 2014
 13 
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (1745 - 1765))
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1708
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: 1765
Married to Maria Theresa, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, was often outshone by his wife. Their marriage was a political step of Maria’s father, Emperor Charles VI. An art connoisseur, Francis was not as much interested in the administrative affairs of his kingdom as he was in the cultural aspects.
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Walter Chrysler
(Business person)
Walter Chrysler
3
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wamego, Kansas, U.S.
Died: 1940
 15 
Ernst Thälmann
(Politician, Worker, Revolutionary, Trade unionist)
Ernst Thälmann
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: 1944
 16 
Jesse Robredo
(Filipino Politician)
Jesse Robredo
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Naga
Died: 2012

Jesse Robredo was a Filipino politician best remembered for his service as the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government from 2010 until his death in 2012. He is also remembered for his service as the Mayor of Naga on two occasions. In 2000, Jesse Robredo became the first Filipino mayor to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service.

 17 
Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire
(Sultan)
Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire
3
Birthdate: November 4, 1615
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1648
 18 
John Sturges
(Film Director)
John Sturges
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1992
 19 
Persis Khambatta
(Actress, Model)
Persis Khambatta
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: 1998
 20 
Learned Hand
(Former United States Judge and Judicial Philosopher)
Learned Hand
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Albany
Died: 1961
 21 
Bud Yorkin
(Producer)
Bud Yorkin
0
Birthdate: February 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2015
 22 
Otto Wichterle
(Chemist)
Otto Wichterle
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: 1998
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Robert Novak
(Columnist)
Robert Novak
0
Birthdate: February 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 2009
 24 
Soledad Miranda
(Actress)
Soledad Miranda
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1970
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Guido Reni
(Italian Baroque Painter Who Belonged to the Bolognese School)
Guido Reni
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Birthdate: November 4, 1575
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1642

Italian Baroque painter Guido Reni was a major figure of the Bolognese School. His subjects were predominantly mythological and religious figures. Initially inspired by Annibale Carracci, he later deviated to lighter colors and free brushwork. His iconic works include the fresco Aurora and the composition Atalanta and Hippomenes.

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Urbain Grandier
(Priest)
Urbain Grandier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1590 AD
Birthplace: Bouère, Maine, France
Died: 1634

French Catholic priest Urbain Grandier was a popular preacher in Loudun. However, he was later accused of practicing witchcraft and causing the demonic possession of a group of nuns from the Ursuline convent. It is believed the jealousy of the rival preachers was behind the accusation.

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Frederick Ashton
(British Choreographer and Ballet Dancer)
Frederick Ashton
5
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1988

Frederick Ashton was a British choreographer and ballet dancer. He is best remembered for his work as a choreographer and director in opera, film, and revue. He achieved popularity as the chief choreographer at the Royal Ballet, where he worked alongside Ninette de Valois. Frederick Ashton succeeded de Valois as the company's director, serving until his retirement in 1970.

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Jim Jeffords
(Politician, Military personnel)
Jim Jeffords
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Died: 2014
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Anita Loos
(Actress & Screenwriter)
Anita Loos
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mount Shasta
Died: 1981
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Nikolaus Pevsner
(German-British Art Historian Best Known for His Monumental 46-Volume Series of County-By-County Guides)
Nikolaus Pevsner
1
Birthdate: January 30, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1983

Nikolaus Pevsner was a German-British architectural historian and art historian. He is best remembered for his 46-volume series of guide books called The Buildings of England. Pevsner is credited with co-founding the Victorian Society in 1957. The society aims at preserving Edwardian and Victorian architecture. In 1969, Nikolaus Pevsner was knighted for services to architecture and art.

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Chiang Sheng
(Actor, Martial artist)
Chiang Sheng
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taiwan
Died: 1991
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Empress Lü
(Empress Consort of the Han Dynasty)
Empress Lü
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Birthdate: 0241 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: 0180
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Arthur J. Finkelstein
(Political consultant)
Arthur J. Finkelstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2017
 34 
Erwin Schulhoff
(Czech Pianist and Composer)
Erwin Schulhoff
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1942

Erwin Schulhoff was a Czech pianist and composer. His musical journey suffered the same fate as that of most European musicians whose careers were cut short by the rise of the Nazis at the beiginning of the 20th century. Although his works were seldom performed or noted during his lifetime, Erwin Schulhoff achieved posthumous recognition.

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William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
(Soldier)
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1640
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 1707
 36 
Ray Wijewardene
(Engineer, Sailors)
Ray Wijewardene
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: 2010
 37 
William Henry Hudson
(Anglo-Argentine Author, Naturalist and Ornithologist)
William Henry Hudson
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Birthdate: August 4, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Died: 1922

British-Argentine author, naturalist, and ornithologist William Henry Hudson not just published a number of ornithological studies but also several novels, such as Green Mansions. He criticized Darwinism and was inspired by Samuel Butler’s writings. He was also part of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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John Pendleton Kennedy
(Novelist)
John Pendleton Kennedy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 25, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1870
 39 
Ola Rotimi
(One of the Most Important Playwrights of Nigeria)
Ola Rotimi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilesa, Nigeria
Died: 2000
Ola Rotimi was a Nigerian theatre director and playwright. Counted among the most important playwrights of Nigeria, Rotimi also worked as an actor, choreographer, and designer. Ola Rotimi also contributed as a teacher as he taught at the Obafemi Awolowo University, where he established the Ori Olokun Acting Company.
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Dambudzo Marechera
(Novelist)
Dambudzo Marechera
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rusape, Zimbabwe
Died: 1987
 41 
Pope Paul IV
(Pope)
Pope Paul IV
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1476
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Capriglia Irpina, Italy
Died: 1559
 42 
Alexandros Mavrokordatos
(Statesman)
Alexandros Mavrokordatos
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1791
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1865

Alexandros Mavrokordatos was a Greek statesman, politician, diplomat, and member of the famous Mavrocordatos family of Phanariotes. He served as the President of the Provisional Administration of Greece from 1822 to 1823. An influential politician, who played a key role during the Greek Revolution, Mavrokordatos also served as the Prime Minister of Greece on four occasions between 1833 and 1855.

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Richard Laurence Millington Synge
(British Biochemist & Winner of 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Richard Laurence Millington Synge
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1994

Richard Laurence Millington Synge was a British biochemist best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1952 for the invention of partition chromatography. He was also associated with the Royal Society of Chemistry where he served as the treasurer of its Chemical Information Group. Synge also served as an honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia.

 44 
Robert Russell Bennett
(Composer)
Robert Russell Bennett
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: 1981
 45 
Archduke Wilhelm of Austria
(Poet)
Archduke Wilhelm of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lošinj, Croatia
Died: 1948

Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, or Vasyl Vyshyvani, the son of Archduke Karl Stephan, had been a Ukrainian army colonel. He had also served as a spy for the French and the British, against the Nazis and the Soviets. It is believed he was homosexual and a fine poet, too.

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Eric Rücker Eddison
(Author)
Eric Rücker Eddison
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adel, Leeds, England
Died: 1945
 47 
Albert Edelfelt
(One of the Founders of the Realist Art Movement in Finland)
Albert Edelfelt
1
Birthdate: July 21, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Porvoo, Finland
Died: 1905

Finland-Swedish painter Albert Edelfelt, one of the founders of Realist art movement, is best-remembered for his Realist approach towards art and his naturalistic style. Counted among the first internationally famed Finnish artists and regarded as a prominent artist of Golden Age of Finnish Art, Edelfelt created notable paintings like Boys Playing on the Shore and Pasteur's Portrait in his laboratory.  

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Max Fabiani
(Architect)
Max Fabiani
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 29, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kobdilj
Died: 1962
 49 
Francis Hincks
(Businessman)
Francis Hincks
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: 1885
 50 
Charlie Waller
(Singer)
Charlie Waller
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Joinerville, Texas, United States
Died: 2004