Died On February 13th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 13. The list includes people like Richard Wagner, Antonin Scalia, Waylon Jennings, Cotton Mather, Andreas Katsulas. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, composers, directors and sculptors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Waylon Jennings
(Country Singer Known for First no.1 Single 'Dreaming My Dreams')
Waylon Jennings
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States
Died: 2002
Waylon Jennings was one of the pioneers of outlaw country music. He began performing on KVOW radio, at age 12, and then performed with several bands, such as The Texas Longhorns, The Waylors, and The Highwaymen. He also contributed to Wanted! The Outlaws, the first platinum country album. 
 2 
Richard Wagner
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)
Richard Wagner
36
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1813
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1883
German composer and conductor Richard Wagner is best remembered for his operas and music dramas. He explored the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, which combined many forms of art, including the visual, poetic, and musical. He also established the opera house Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which hosted his works The Ring and Parsifal.
 3 
Antonin Scalia
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1986 - 2016))
Antonin Scalia
24
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2016

Scalia played an important role as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court for 30 years. Not only was he regarded as one of the most important justices in the history of the court, but he was also considered one of the most influential jurists of the 20th century. He was posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 4 
Catherine Howard
(Queen Consort of England from1540 to 1541)
Catherine Howard
8
Birthdate: 1521 AD
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1542
Catherine Howard, England’s queen consort from 1540 until 1541, was Henry VIII’s fifth wife. She was a cousin of Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. In November 1541, Catherine was stripped of the queen’s title and imprisoned. She was later beheaded on charges of adultery with her cousin Thomas Culpeper.
 5 
Ralph Waite
(American Actor Best Known for His Lead Role as ‘John Walton SR.’ in the TV Series ‘The Waltons’)
Ralph Waite
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: 2014
Ralph Waite is best remembered for his Emmy-nominated roles of John Walton Sr. in The Waltons and Slater in Roots. Fans also loved him in series such as NCIS and Bones, and in movies such as Cliffhanger. He was a U.S. Marine and also ran for Congress as a Democrat.
 6 
Martin Balsam
(American Actor Who Played Character Roles in Films, in Theatre, and on Television)
Martin Balsam
4
Birthdate: November 4, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1996
Martin Balsam established himself as a Tony-winning stage actor. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning role of Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns. He also played Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men and Milton Arbogast in Psycho, and was part of the series Archie Bunker's Place.
 7 
David Janssen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Richard Kimble’ in the TV Series ‘The Fugitive’)
David Janssen
14
Birthdate: March 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naponee, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1980
David Janssen is best known for his portrayal of Richard Kimble in the series The Fugitive. He also played titular roles in Richard Diamond, Private Detective; O'Hara, U.S. Treasury; and Harry O. He made it to TV Guide’s list of the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.
 8 
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(Socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt)
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: 1965
 9 
Andreas Katsulas
7
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Floyd Collins
(American Cave Explorer)
Floyd Collins
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auburn, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1925

Cave explorer Floyd Collins is remembered for an ill-fated solo cave exploration in Kentucky, when he lost his balance and got stuck in a tight tunnel. His rescue attempt was widely covered by the media, but the tunnel collapsed and he died eventually. His body was recovered after 2 months.

 11 
Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia
(Electress)
Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1596
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace Buildings, Rosyth, Scotland
Died: 1662
 12 
Agnes Macphail
(Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament (1943-45, 1948-51))
Agnes Macphail
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Canada
Died: 1954
 13 
Benvenuto Cellini
(Italian Goldsmith and Sculptor Best Known for His Sculpture 'Cellini Salt Cellar')
Benvenuto Cellini
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1500
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1571

Benvenuto Cellini was a 16th-century Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, and artist. The multifaceted artist wrote poetry and a famous autobiography as well. An important figure in Mannerism, he is known for creating pieces, such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. He was a member of the prestigious Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence. 

 14 
Johanna Sällström
(Former Actress best known for her portrayal of Linda Wallander in Wallander)
Johanna Sällström
1
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2007
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 15 
Christabel Pankhurst
(British Suffragette and Co-Founder of the 'Women’s Social and Political Union')
Christabel Pankhurst
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 22, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Died: 1958

Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst was a British suffragette who co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union. From 1912 to 1913, Pankhurst directed the organization's militant actions from France. After the war, Christabel Pankhurst settled down in the United States of America where she served as an evangelist for the Second Coming movement.

 16 
Marian Rejewski
(Polish Mathematician and Cryptologist Known for Solving the Enigma-machine cipher)
Marian Rejewski
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Died: 1980

Polish mathematician-cryptologist Marian Rejewski is noted for reconstructing the sight-unseen German military Enigma cipher machine and solving Enigma-machine cipher using limited documents that the French military intelligence managed to obtain. He and his colleagues developed and applied methods and equipment for decrypting the German machine ciphers which gave Britain an opportunity to read German Enigma-encrypted messages during Second World War.   

 17 
George Rogers Clark
(Military personnel)
George Rogers Clark
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 19, 1752
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottesville
Died: 1818
 18 
Paul Gilbert
(Actor)
Paul Gilbert
3
Birthdate: December 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1976
 19 
Lucille Clifton
(American Poet, Writer and Educator)
Lucille Clifton
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2010
 20 
Paulino Alcántara
(Filipino-born Spanish Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Paulino Alcántara
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iloilo, Philippines
Died: 1964

Paulino Alcántara was a Filipino-born Spanish football player who played as a forward for the Catalonia national football team from 1915 and 1926 and for the Spain national team from 1921 to 1923. He also played for the Philippines national team in 1917. In 1917, Paulino Alcántara won a silver medal for the Philippines at the Far Eastern Championship Games.

 21 
Stefan Nemanja
(Grand Prince of Serbia and Founder of the Nemanjić Dynasty)
Stefan Nemanja
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Birthdate: 1113 AD
Birthplace: Podgorica
Died: 1199

Stefan Nemanja reigned as the Grand Prince of Serbia from 1166 to 1196. He is credited with founding the Nemanjić dynasty, which went on to become one of the most important dynasties of Serbia in the Middle Ages. Stefan Nemanja is also renowned for his contributions to Serbian culture. He is counted among the most prominent Serbs of all time.

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Cotton Mather
(Church Minister)
Cotton Mather
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1663
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 1728

Cotton Mather is remembered as one of the most significant New England Puritans. However, he exhibited a curious mixture of science and traditions, as he promoted vaccination against smallpox, while supporting the Salem witch trials. He had penned works such as Curiosa Americana and was a Royal Society member.

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Walt Whitman Rostow
(Economist, University teacher)
Walt Whitman Rostow
2
Birthdate: October 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2003
 24 
Josephine Tey
(Author Known for Her Novel ‘The Daughter of Time')
Josephine Tey
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 25, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
Died: 1952

Elizabeth Mackintosh, better known by her pseudonym, Josephine Tey, was a physical education teacher before becoming a full-time author. She first tasted success with The Man in the Queue, a detective novel written as Gordon Daviot. Her work A Shilling for Candles was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.

 25 
Mostafa El-Abbadi
(Egyptian Public Intellectual, Historian, and Professor)
Mostafa El-Abbadi
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 2017
 26 
Alfred Einstein
(German-American Musicologist and Music Editor)
Alfred Einstein
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1952
 27 
Rafael Sabatini
(Writer)
Rafael Sabatini
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: 1950

Rafael Sabatini was an Italian-English author who wrote romance and adventure novels. Sabatini is best remembered for his bestselling novels like The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood: His Odyssey, and Bellarion the Fortunate. Overall, Rafael Sabatini wrote 34 novels, six non-fiction books, eight short story collections, and several uncollected short stories.

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Lily Pons
(American-French operatic soprano)
Lily Pons
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France
Died: 1976
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 29 
Forough Farrokhzad
(Poet, Film director, Writer)
Forough Farrokhzad
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran
Died: 1967

Forough Farrokhzad was an Iranian poet and film director. Her strong feminist voice earned her much acclaim and also brought about much criticism. She was both a popular and controversial figure. Her works were banned for more than a decade after the Islamic Revolution. In more recent years, she has become Iran's most revered female poet. 

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Otto Gross
(Austrian Psychoanalyst)
Otto Gross
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gniebing-Weißenbach, Austria
Died: 1920

Born to renowned criminologist Hans Gross, Otto Gross initially worked with his father but later deviated to depth psychology. It is believed, he was a liberal drug user and an advocate of polyamory. He apparently allowed his wife to have sexual relationships with other men, often participating as an observer.

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Roger Joseph Boscovich
(Physicist, Astronomer, Philosopher and Founder of 'Brera Observatory')
Roger Joseph Boscovich
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 18, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Died: 1787

Italian astronomer and mathematician Roger Joseph Boscovich was one of the first European scientists to accept Newton’s gravitational theory. His contributions to astronomy include the application of geometry to compute the orbit of a planet and the equator of a rotating planet. He also laid the foundation of the atomic theory.

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Kid Gavilán
(Cuban Boxer)
Kid Gavilán
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berrocal, Cuba
Died: 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Charles X Gustav of Sweden
(King)
Charles X Gustav of Sweden
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1622
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nyköping Castle, Sweden
Died: 1660
 34 
Isabella d'Este
(Political Figure)
Isabella d'Este
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1474
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: 1539
 35 
David Dixon Porter
(Naval Officer)
David Dixon Porter
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1813
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1891
 36 
Humayun Faridi
(Actor)
Humayun Faridi
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladeshi
Died: 2012

Bangladesh National Film Award winner Humayun Faridi had initially started studying organic chemistry but had to abandon his studies due to the Bangladesh Liberation War. Starting his acting career with theater, he later acted in series such as Songsoptok and Kothao Keu Nei, and films such as Din-Mojur.

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T. P. McKenna
(Actor)
T. P. McKenna
0
Birthdate: September 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullagh, Ireland
Died: 2011
 38 
Ichikawa Kon
(Film Director)
Ichikawa Kon
1
Birthdate: November 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ise, Japan
Died: 2008
 39 
Axel Jensen
(Author)
Axel Jensen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
Died: 2003

Best known for his sci-fi novels such as Epp and Lul, Norwegian author Axel Jensen had even penned manuscripts for animated movies and cartoon strips. Known for his unpredictable behavior, he had an unstable marriage with Marianne Ihlen, who later became Leonard Cohen’s muse. In his later years, he suffered from paralysis.

 40 
Albert Sharpe
(Actor)
Albert Sharpe
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belfast, History of Ireland (1801–1923) Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland UK
Died: 1970
 41 
Brooks Adams
(Geopolitician, Historian, Author, University teacher, Writer)
Brooks Adams
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quincy
Died: 1927
 42 
Zeng Jinlian
(Chinese Tallest Woman Verified in Modern Times)
Zeng Jinlian
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hunan, China
Died: 1982
 43 
Béla II of Hungary
(King of Hungary and Croatia (1131 - 1141))
Béla II of Hungary
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Birthdate: 1109 AD
Birthplace: Tolna County, Hungary
Died: 1141

Béla II, also known as Béla the Blind, was the son of Hungarian prince Álmos. Both he and his father were blinded on the orders of Álmos's brother, Coloman. He took over as the king of Hungary after the death of Coloman's son, King Stephen II.

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Tito Francona
(Baseball player)
Tito Francona
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2018
 45 
Vernon Lee
(British Writer Known for Her Supernatural Fiction and Her Work on Aesthetics)
Vernon Lee
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Died: 1935

British author Violet Page wrote under the pseudonym Vernon Lee and dressed without inhibitions. Rumors claimed she was a lesbian, though she never stated so. The poet and critic is best remembered for her work on aesthetics, Belcaro. She was also a skilled harpsichord player and a true-blue feminist.

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Sister Lúcia
(Religious sister)
Sister Lúcia
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aljustrel, Portugal
Died: 2005
 47 
Henrietta Szold
(Zionist leader)
Henrietta Szold
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1945
 48 
Cy Grant
(Actor, Musician)
Cy Grant
0
Birthdate: November 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beterverwagting, Guyana
Died: 2010
 49 
Vilhelm Hammershøi
(Painter)
Vilhelm Hammershøi
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Birthdate: May 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1916

Vilhelm Hammershøi was a Danish painter best known for his poetic and subdued portraits. He studied painting with prominent landscape painters Vilhelm Kyhn and Frederik Vermehren at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He then debuted in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1885 and proceeded to build an illustrious career in art. His wife, Ida, was his muse.

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Elizabeth Jolley
(Australian Writer and Pioneer of Creative Writing Teaching in Australia)
Elizabeth Jolley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 2007

Elizabeth Jolley was an English-born Australian author who wrote 15 novels, three non-fiction books, and four short story collections after beginning to write at the age of 53. Jolley, who achieved significant critical acclaim for her work, also taught at Curtin University where she mentored several writers like Tim Winton. She also won several awards like National Book Council Award.