Died On February 12th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 12. The list includes people like Immanuel Kant, Charles M. Schulz, Lady Jane Grey, Ethan Allen, Tom Landry. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, artists, poets and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
Vote for Your Favourite Died On February 12th

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Immanuel Kant
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of All Time)
Immanuel Kant
20
Birthdate: April 22, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: 1804

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher whose works in fields like aesthetics and metaphysics have made him an important and influential personality in Western philosophy. His views continue to influence contemporary philosophy. Kant has had a major influence on prominent philosophers like Hegel, Schelling, Reinhold, and Fichte. Kant's work on mathematics is cited by Albert Einstein as an early influence.

 2 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2000

Charles M. Schulz was an American cartoonist. He is credited with creating the popular comic strip, Peanuts, which featured world-renowned characters like Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Considered one of the most influential cartoonists ever, Schulz's works have influenced other cartoonists like Dav Pilkey, Matt Groening, and Jim Davis. In 1996, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 3 
Ivan Reitman
(Director Known for His Comedy Film ‘Ghostbusters’ & Owner of the ‘Montecito Picture Company')
Ivan Reitman
12
Birthdate: October 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Komárno, Czechoslovakia
Died: 2022

Ivan Reitman is a screenwriter and film and TV producer and director. He is a co-owner of The Montecito Picture Company. He attended McMaster University, where he studied music. After being fired from his first job at a TV channel, he went on to produce stage productions. Later on, he began producing films as well. 

 4 
Tom Landry
(American Professional Football Player and Coach)
Tom Landry
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mission, Texas, United States
Died: 2000
American football player and two-time Superbowl-winning coach Tom Landry had successful stints with the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He was also the longest-tenured NFL coach, working with the Dallas Cowboys for 29 seasons. He pioneered the 4–3 defense and the flex defense. 
 5 
Lady Jane Grey
(Queen of England and Ireland from 10 July 1553 to 19 July 1553)
Lady Jane Grey
4
Birthdate: 1537 AD
Birthplace: Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Died: 1554
Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days' Queen, was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 10 to 19, 1553. Jane, a Protestant, was nominated to the Crown, owing to Roman Catholic Mary’s opposition to the Reformed Church of England. However, Jane was deposed, convicted of high treason, and executed.
 6 
Sid Caesar
(Actor, Comedian and Writer Known for His TV Series: ‘Your Show of Shows’ and ‘Caesar's Hour’)
Sid Caesar
4
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: 2014
Sid Caesar is remembered as a pioneer of live TV shows. He soared to fame with the Emmy-winning series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. He played Coach Calhoun in the Grease franchise. He was known for his signature sketch-comedy style, which relied heavily on body language and accents. 
 7 
Al Jarreau
(Musician)
Al Jarreau
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2017
 8 
Nicholas Colasanto
7
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Ethan Allen
(Revolutionary War Hero)
Ethan Allen
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1738
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1789

As a child, Ethan Allen was fond of deciphering passages from the Bible. He grew up to co-establish Vermont and led the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolutionary War. After failing to achieve Vermont’s separation from New York, he tried to unite Vermont with Canada.

 10 
Sal Mineo
(Best Known for His Role as ‘John "Plato" Crawford’ in the Film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’)
Sal Mineo
42
Birthdate: January 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1976

Sal Mineo was an American actor, director, and singer. He is best remembered for playing John Crawford in the 1955 drama film, Rebel Without a Cause, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, becoming the fifth-youngest nominee under the Best Supporting Actor category.

 11 
Kenneth Mars
(Actor, Voice actor, Film actor, Television actor)
Kenneth Mars
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 2011
 12 
Julio Cortazar
(Novelist & Translator)
Julio Cortazar
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: 1984

Julio Cortázar was an Argentine novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Counted among the founders of a literary movement called the Latin American Boom, Cortázar is credited with influencing a generation of Spanish-speaking writers and readers in Europe and America. He is also regarded as one of the most innovative authors of his time.

 13 
Movita Castaneda
5
Birthdate: April 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, USA
Died: 2015
 14 
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(American Singer-Songwriter, Musician and Actor)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2000
 15 
Lillie Langtry
(Actress)
Lillie Langtry
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jersey
Died: 1929
 16 
Betty Garrett
(Actress)
Betty Garrett
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri
Died: 2011
 17 
Auguste Escoffier
(Chef)
Auguste Escoffier
2
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 28, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Died: 1935
 18 
Grant Wood
(Former painter particularly well known for American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic example of early 20th-century American art)
Grant Wood
5
Birthdate: February 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anamosa, Iowa, United States
Died: 1942
 19 
Jean Renoir
(French Film Director & Screenwriter Known for His Films 'La Grande Illusion' and 'The Rules of the Game')
Jean Renoir
1
Birthdate: September 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: 1979

Jean Renoir was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. The son of the prominent painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean was one of the first filmmakers to be known as an auteur. He started working during the silent film era and made more than 40 silent films. In 1975, he received a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award.

 20 
Fanny Crosby
(Poet)
Fanny Crosby
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brewster, New York, United States
Died: 1915
 21 
Richard Dedekind
(German Mathematician Known for His Important Contributions to Number Theory, Abstract Algebra and Modern Set Theory)
Richard Dedekind
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: 1916

German mathematician Richard Dedekind is best remembered for his ideas on the real number and infinity. Initially interested in subjects such as physics and chemistry, he later deviated to math. He taught at various institutes and was awarded honorary doctorates from universities of Zurich, Oslo, and Braunschweig.

 22 
S. Z. Sakall
(Hungarian-American Actor)
S. Z. Sakall
2
Birthdate: February 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1955

Renowned character actor S. Z. Sakall lost all of his 3 sisters in Nazi concentration camps. A talented stage actor in both Austria and Germany, he later gained international fame with his roles in movies such as Casablanca and Ball of Fire. He earned the nickname Cuddles for his affable appearance.

 23 
Kurt Lewin
(Psychologist)
Kurt Lewin
5
Birthdate: September 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mogilno, Poland
Died: 1947
Legendary social psychologist Kurt Lewin is remembered for his field theory of behavior. He was a pioneer in the research on group dynamics. While he had served in the army in World War I, an injury made him get back to university to complete his PhD.
 24 
Stanisław August Poniatowski
(King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1764 - 1795))
Stanisław August Poniatowski
6
Birthdate: January 17, 1732
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voŭčyn, Belarus
Died: 1798

Stanisław August Poniatowski reigned as the King of Poland from 1764 to 1795. He is best remembered as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Poniatowski made several attempts to reform and strengthen the ailing Commonwealth, which proved to be difficult due to several external and internal oppositions. He is often criticized for his failure to prevent the partitions.

 25 
Donald Judd
(American Artist, Architect and Sculptor)
Donald Judd
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Excelsior Springs, Missouri, United States
Died: 1994

Donald Judd was an American artist widely regarded as one of the most prominent international exponents of minimalism. He is credited with founding a contemporary art museum named Chinati Foundation which houses the collection of popular artists like Carl Andre, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, and John Wesley. Judd also contributed as a teacher at many academic institutions in the USA.

 26 
Hans von Bülow
(Virtuoso Pianist and Romantic-Era Musician Who Became One of the 19th Century’s Most Authoritative Conductors)
Hans von Bülow
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 1894

German composer and conductor Hans von Bülow was one of the greatest musical figures of the Romantic era. Known for his work with composers such as Richard Wagner, he eventually lost his wife, Cosima, to him. In his final years, his failing health made him retire to Cairo, where he eventually died.

 27 
Eubie Blake
(American composer)
Eubie Blake
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1983
 28 
George Antheil
(American Composer, Pianist, Author and Inventor)
George Antheil
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1959
 29 
Charles Le Brun
(17th Century French Painter and One of the Greatest French Artists of All Time)
Charles Le Brun
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1619
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1690

Charles Le Brun was a French physiognomist, painter, and art theorist. He served as the director of many popular art schools of his time. He also served as the court painter to Louis the Great, who called him the greatest French artist. An influential artist of 17th-century France, Charles Le Brun's works are still preserved in the popular Louvre Museum. 

 30 
Kemmons Wilson
(Businessman)
Kemmons Wilson
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Osceola
Died: 2003
 31 
Dziga Vertov
(Soviet Documentary Filmmaker and Cinema Theorist)
Dziga Vertov
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: 1954

Dziga Vertov was a Soviet documentary filmmaker and cinema theorist. His theories and filming practices had a significant impact on the cinéma vérité style of documentary filmmaking. Dziga Vertov's independent and exploratory style of filmmaking inspired and influenced numerous filmmakers including Guy Debord.

 32 
Carmen Herrera
(American Abstract Painter, Minimalist Visual Artist and Painter)
Carmen Herrera
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2022

Born to journalist parents, who were both part of the Cuban intellectual sphere, Carmen Herrera received elite art education in Paris. The political unrest in Cuba forced her to leave her architecture studies incomplete and move to the U.S. She later established herself as a master painter of abstract art.

 33 
Peter Alexander
(Actor)
Peter Alexander
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2011

Austrian entertainer Peter Alexander had initially studied medicine but quit as soon as he realized his passion lay in entertainment. Starting his career with plays and cabaret, he eventually graduated to films and live singing. The 10-time Bambi Award winner also hosted the hit Peter Alexander Show on TV.

 34 
Albrecht Altdorfer
(German Painter, Engraver, Architect and One of the Founders of Landscape Painting)
Albrecht Altdorfer
0
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Birthplace: Regensburg, Germany
Died: 1538

Albrecht Altdorfer was a German painter, engraver, and architect active during the Renaissance. He predominantly worked in Regensburg, Bavaria. He is considered one of the main representatives of the Danube School of painters. He was one of the first artists to focus on landscape as an independent subject. As an architect, he oversaw the construction of several commercial structures. 

 35 
David Carr
(Columnist, Writer)
David Carr
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Philip Taylor Kramer
(Programmer)
Philip Taylor Kramer
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Youngstown
Died: 1995
 37 
Muriel Rukeyser
(Poet)
Muriel Rukeyser
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1980
 38 
Francesco Hayez
(Painter)
Francesco Hayez
0
Birthdate: February 10, 1791
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1882
 39 
Kristina Söderbaum
(German Actress Known for Her Roles in Nazi-Era Films Made by a German State-Controlled Production Company)
Kristina Söderbaum
0
Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2001

Kristina Söderbaum was a Swedish-born German actress, photographer, and producer. She is best remembered for playing important roles in films that were made by the state-controlled production companies in Nazi Germany. Regarded as the quintessential Nazi star, Söderbaum portrayed the ideal Aryan woman. She later expressed regret for playing such roles. After her acting career, Söderbaum became a fashion photographer.

 40 
Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal as wife of King John III)
Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal
0
Birthdate: January 14, 1507
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torquemada, Spain
Died: 1578
 41 
Clifton Williams
(Composer)
Clifton Williams
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Traskwood, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1976
 42 
Isaac Burns Murphy
(One of the Greatest Riders in American Thoroughbred Horse Racing History)
Isaac Burns Murphy
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clark County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1896
 43 
Nodar Kumaritashvili
(Athlete)
Nodar Kumaritashvili
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borjomi, Georgia
Died: 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 44 
Pierre de Marivaux
(Novelist)
Pierre de Marivaux
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 4, 1688
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1763
 45 
Gary Owens
(Disc jockey)
Gary Owens
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mitchell, South Dakota, U.S.
Died: 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 46 
James Cash Penney
(Businessman)
James Cash Penney
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 16, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Missouri, United States
Died: 1971
 47 
ʿUmar Tal
(West African Islamic Scholar Who Founded the Short-Lived Toucouleur Empire)
ʿUmar Tal
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1794 AD
Birthplace: Halvar, Senegal
Died: 1864

ʿUmar Tal was a West African Islamic scholar, political leader, Toucouleur military commander, and Tijani Sufi. He is best remembered for founding the short-lived Toucouleur Empire, which encompassed much of present-day Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, and Mali. ʿUmar Tal remains an important figure in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. 

 48 
Gerhard Armauer Hansen
(physician)
Gerhard Armauer Hansen
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bergen
Died: 1912
 49 
Brother Lawrence
(Writer)
Brother Lawrence
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1614 AD
Birthplace: Hériménil, France
Died: 1691
 50 
Ambroise Thomas
(Composer)
Ambroise Thomas
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 5, 1811
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: 1896