Died On July 11th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 11. The list includes people like Laurence Olivier, George Gershwin, Lady Bird Johnson, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Laurance Rockefeller. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, computer scientists, poets and surgeons and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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Laurence Olivier
(English Actor and Director Known for His Film ‘Hamlet’)
Laurence Olivier
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Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: 1989
Four-time Academy Award-winning actor Laurence Olivier began his career with stage, mostly playing Shakespearean characters. He founded London’s National Theatre. Some of his noteworthy films were Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, and the movie version of Hamlet. He had received the knighthood, the Order of Merit, and a life peerage.
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George Gershwin
(Pianist and Composer Best Known for His Orchestral Compositions ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris’)
George Gershwin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1937

George Gershwin was an American pianist, composer, and painter. His work Porgy and Bess is widely regarded as an American cultural classic and one of the 20th century's most important American operas. Many of his compositions have been used in films and television series. His life and work inspired the 1945 biographical movie, Rhapsody in Blue.

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Satoru Iwata
(Former President & CEO of Nintendo)
Satoru Iwata
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sapporo
Died: 2015
Former Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata had started developing games while in school. He was the first Nintendo president not related to the Yamauchi family and revolutionized the gaming industry by focusing on a blue ocean strategy and introducing products such as the DS dual-screen console and targeting non-gamers.
 4 
Lady Bird Johnson
(Former First Lady of the United States as the Wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson)
Lady Bird Johnson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karnack, Texas, United States
Died: 2007

Lady Bird Johnson was an American socialite who served as the First Lady of the US from 1963 to 1969. As First Lady, Johnson was responsible for the passage of the Highway Beautification Act, which was nicknamed Lady Bird's Bill. She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1977 and 1988, respectively.

 5 
Robert Ryan
(American Actor Known for His Portrayals of Hardened Cops and Ruthless Villains)
Robert Ryan
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Birthdate: November 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1973

Actor Robert Ryan was also a prominent civil rights activist. In his initial days, he was also a heavyweight boxing champion, and later also served in the US Marine Corps. He soared to fame with his roles of cops or bullies in films such as The Woman on the Beach and Crossfire.

 6 
Tommy Ramone
(Best Known as the Drummer for the Influential Punk Rock Band the ‘Ramones’)
Tommy Ramone
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2014

Tommy Ramone was a Hungarian-American record producer, musician, and songwriter. For four years, he served as the drummer for the punk rock band the Ramones. The band was often cited as the first true punk rock group and was highly influential. Even though he left the group in the late 1970s, he maintained good relations with his former bandmates. 

 7 
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
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Birthdate: 1527 AD
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1593

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best remembered for painting human figures, especially portrait heads, without using conventional facial features. His pictures of human heads were often made of objects like vegetables, fruits, flowers, books, and fish. Giuseppe Arcimboldo's works have influenced artists like Salvador Dalí, Shigeo Fukuda, Octavio Ocampo, István Orosz, Sandro del Prete, and Vic Muniz.

 8 
Susanna Hall
(William Shakespeare's Daughter)
Susanna Hall
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1583
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon
Died: 1649
 9 
Milan Kundera
(Czech Writer Best Known for His Novel 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being')
Milan Kundera
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: 2023

Milan Kundera is a Czech writer who became a naturalized French citizen in 1981 after going into exile in France in 1975. Although his Czechoslovak citizenship was revoked four years after going into exile, he received Czech citizenship in 2019, thanks to his achievements as a writer. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the Jerusalem Prize.

 10 
Barnard Hughes
(Actor)
Barnard Hughes
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Birthdate: July 16, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford Hills, New York, US
Died: 2006
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Michael DeBakey
(Cardiac Surgeon)
Michael DeBakey
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Birthdate: September 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2008

Cardiac surgeon Michael DeBakey pioneered many treatments of cardiovascular ailments and also invented instruments such as the roller pump, later used for open-heart surgery procedures. He was also instrumental in developing MASH units and was awarded several prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Frances Langford
(American Singer and Actress)
Frances Langford
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Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States
Died: 2005

Frances Langford was an American actress and singer who achieved popularity during the Golden Age of Radio. She played an important role during World War II, entertaining military personnel and war heroes. She was also known for her philanthropic efforts and worked closely with the Florida Oceanographic Society. She has a couple of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Talitha Getty
(Dutch Actress and Model Best Remembered for an Iconic Photograph Taken on a Roof-Top in ‘Marrakesh’, Morocco)
Talitha Getty
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Birthdate: October 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mojokerto, Indonesia
Died: 1971

A Bohemian style icon of the late 1960s, Dutch actor-model Talitha Getty was also the wife of oil magnate John Paul Getty Jr., who was one of the richest men of his time. She spent her childhood in a WWII Japanese prison camp and later studied acting at RADA in London.

 14 
Frank Stallone Sr.
(Hairdresser)
Frank Stallone Sr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy
Died: 2011
 15 
Maximian
(Roman Emperor Who Hanged Himself to Death after His Campaign against Constantine Failed)
Maximian
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0250 AD
Birthplace: Sirmium, Yugoslavia
Died: 0310

Roman emperor Maximian, also known as Herculius, initially made a name for himself in the army. He followed Diocletian’s edict that ordered the Scriptures to be burnt and churches to be shut down. After his campaign against Constantine was suppressed, he committed suicide by hanging himself on Constantine’s orders.

 16 
Gary Kildall
(Computer scientist, Programmer, University teacher)
Gary Kildall
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: 1994
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Robert Runcie
(Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991)
Robert Runcie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: 2000

Robert Runcie was born to middle-class parents, and had been part of the Scots Guards during World War II. He later became the bishop of St. Albans, before taking over as the archbishop of Canterbury. A life peer, he had also penned works such as One Light for One World.

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Charlie Haden
(Musician)
Charlie Haden
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Iowa Shenandoah, Iowa, U.S.
Died: 2014
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William Ernest Henley
(English Poet Best Known for His Poem 'Invictus' (1875))
William Ernest Henley
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Birthdate: August 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Died: 1903

Best known for his short poem Invictus, William Ernest Henley was a Victorian-era British poet and author. A disease he contracted in childhood caused one of his legs to be amputated. It is believed, he was the inspiration behind the crippled character Long John Silver in RL Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

 20 
John W. Campbell
(Science Fiction Writer)
John W. Campbell
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Birthdate: June 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died: 1971
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Laurance Rockefeller
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2004
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Arturo Gatti
(Italian-Canadian Professional Boxer)
Arturo Gatti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cassino, Italy
Died: 2009
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Arthur Evans
(Archaeologist)
Arthur Evans
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Birthdate: July 8, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nash Mills, England
Died: 1941
 24 
Bob Sheppard
(Officer, Baseball player)
Bob Sheppard
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Birthdate: October 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond Hill
Died: 2010
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Delmore Schwartz
(Writer)
Delmore Schwartz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: 1966
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Dorothy Hart
(Actress)
Dorothy Hart
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Birthdate: April 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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John Spencer
(English Professional Snooker Player)
John Spencer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
Died: 2006
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John Seigenthaler
(Journalist)
John Seigenthaler
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2014
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Ross Macdonald
(Author)
Ross Macdonald
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Gatos, California, United States
Died: 1983
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Elisabeth Farnese
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Elisabeth Farnese
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Birthdate: October 25, 1692
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma, Italy
Died: 1766
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Olga of Kiev
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Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: 0969
Although revered as a saint, Olga, the first Kiev royal member to adopt Christianity, is remembered for the brutal revenge on her husband Igor I’s murderers. She got her men to capture the Drevlians who suggested she marry Prince Mal, who had killed Igor, and watched them being buried alive. 
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Narai
(King)
Narai
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Birthdate: February 16, 1633
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thailand
Died: 1688
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Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
(politician, diplomat, officer)
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1715 AD
Birthplace: County Meath
Died: 1774
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Pär Lagerkvist
(Swedish Author Who Won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Pär Lagerkvist
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Växjö, Sweden
Died: 1974

Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author Pär Lagerkvist is remembered for his bestselling novels The Dwarf and Barabbas. He mostly used religious figures to examine the question of good and evil. One of his prose novellas, The Hangman, was later adapted for the stage. He also chaired the Swedish Academy.

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Paul Nash
(British Surrealist Painter and War Artist)
Paul Nash
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Birthdate: May 11, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1946
 36 
Aga Khan III
(Political Leader)
Aga Khan III
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: 1957
Though born into a family of imams, Aga Khan III surprisingly had an elite Western education, with him attending Eton and Cambridge. He took over as the imam of Shi'a Isma'ili Muslims at 7 and grew up to form the All-India Muslim League. His disinherited his son Prince Aly Khan.
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Anthemius
(Emperor)
Anthemius
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Birthdate: 0420 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 0472
 38 
Deng Yingchao
(Chinese Politician and Wife of 'Zhou Enlai')
Deng Yingchao
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nanning, China
Died: 1992

Deng Yingchao was a Chinese politician best remembered as the wife of Chinese Premier, Zhou Enlai. She was a pioneer of the women's movement in China and an important member of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Tianjin houses a memorial hall dedicated to Deng Yingchao and her husband.

 39 
Simon Newcomb
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, University teacher, Science fiction writer)
Simon Newcomb
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Died: 1909

Initially a herbalist’s apprentice, Simon Newcomb later deviated to mathematics and astronomy. Born to a schoolteacher, he had loved math since age 5 but wasn’t formally educated. He later joined Harvard University, taught math at the US Navy, detected locations of celestial bodies, and wrote a science-fiction novel, too.

 40 
Zivia Lubetkin
(One of the Leaders of Jewish Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Warsaw)
Zivia Lubetkin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Byten', Belarus
Died: 1978

Zivia Lubetkin was a Holocaust survivor and leader of the Jewish resistance under Nazi rule in Warsaw. Lubetkin was one of the leaders of the Jewish Combat Organization, the only woman to hold a leadership position within the group. The Jewish Combat Organization played a key role in launching the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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Nicole Oresme
(Philosopher)
Nicole Oresme
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Birthdate: 1320 AD
Birthplace: Fleury-sur-Orne, France
Died: 1382
 42 
Barbara of Cilli
(Queen)
Barbara of Cilli
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Birthdate: 1392 AD
Birthplace: Celje, Slovenia
Died: 1451
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Yevgeny Baratynsky
(Poet)
Yevgeny Baratynsky
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Birthdate: March 2, 1800
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: 1844
 44 
Kyaw Hein
(Actor)
Kyaw Hein
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Birthdate: July 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rangoon, Burma
Died: 2020
 45 
Harold Rosenberg
(Writer)
Harold Rosenberg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1978
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Prudencia Ayala
(The First Woman to Run for President in El Salvador and Latin America.)
Prudencia Ayala
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sonzacate, El Salvador
Died: 1936

Prudencia Ayala was a Salvadoran social activist and writer. A pioneering women's rights activist in her country, Ayala was the first woman to run for president in El Salvador and Latin America. A prolific writer, Prudencia Ayala published novels and poems and also contributed to many newspapers in El Salvador.

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Donald J. Sobol
(Writer)
Donald J. Sobol
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2012
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George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
(Author)
George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield House, London, England
Died: 2011

George Lascelles, the 7th Earl of Harewood, was one of those British royalty members who gained more fame for their work than for their lineage. An art and music lover, he headed the English National Opera. An avid football fan, too, he was also the Leeds United president.

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Bhisham Sahni
(actor, writer, children's writer)
Bhisham Sahni
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rawalpindi
Died: 2003
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Sophia Getzowa
(Pathologist)
Sophia Getzowa
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belarus, Russian Empire
Died: 1946

Sophia Getzowa had lost her mother at 8. A prominent Zionist, she studied medicine and became known for her research on solid cell nests and for being the first woman to teach at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was also engaged to Chaim Weizmann, who later became Israel’s first president.