Died On June 21st

Discover the most famous people who died on June 21. The list includes people like Niccolò Machiavelli, Edward III of England, Smedley Butler, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Andrew Goodman. Famous personalities featured on this list, include composers, political leaders, artists and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, Japan & Germany and many more countries.
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Oda Nobunaga
(16th Century Japanese Feudal Lord)
Oda Nobunaga
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Birthdate: June 23, 1534
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagoya Castle, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1582
Oda Nobunaga was a 16th-century Japanese leader of the Sengoku period. Known as the “Great Unifier" of Japan, he overthrew Ashikaga Yoshiaki and dissolved the Ashikaga Shogunate. He also crushed the Ikkō-ikki rebels and conquered Honshu. He was later ambushed and forced to commit “seppuku,” a form of ritual suicide.
 2 
Carroll O’Connor
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2001

Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, director, and producer. In a TV career that spanned 40 years, O'Connor popularized several fictional characters, including Archie Bunker from the sitcom All in the Family, for which he received four Emmy Awards. In 1996, he was ranked 38th on the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list published by TV Guide.

 3 
Edward III of England
(King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1327 to 1377)
Edward III of England
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Birthdate: November 13, 1312
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Windsor, England
Died: 1377
Edward III, or Edward of Windsor, was the King of England and the Lord of Ireland from 1327 to 1377. He took to the throne after his father, Edward II, was deposed by his mother, Isabella, and Roger Mortimer. He strengthened the military and participated in the Hundred Years' War.
 4 
John Smith
(British Explorer)
John Smith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1580
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: 1631

John Smith was an English explorer, soldier, colonial governor, author, and Admiral of New England. In the early-17th century, Smith played a major role in the establishment of the first indissoluble English settlement in America, which came to be known as the English colony at Jamestown. Apart from helping Jamestown survive various challenges, Smith's leadership also helped the colony flourish.

 5 
Charles Krauthammer
(Political Columnist Who Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his columns in 'The Washington Post')
Charles Krauthammer
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Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2018

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning column in The Washington Post, Fox News commentator and political expert Charles Krauthammer was also a qualified psychiatrist. He was rendered paralyzed from the waist down at 22, after an accident while studying medicine at Harvard, but completed his degree nevertheless.

 6 
Sukarno
(President of Indonesia)
Sukarno
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
Died: 1970

Sukarno was an Indonesian politician who played a major role in the Indonesian struggle for independence. An important leader of the country's nationalist movement, Sukarno declared Indonesian independence from the Dutch Empire and became Indonesia's first president in 1945. He was successful in resisting Dutch re-colonization efforts and went on to serve as the Indonesian president until 1967.

 7 
John Lee Hooker
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer)
John Lee Hooker
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coahoma County
Died: 2001
 8 
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
(Russian Composer Known for His Operas: ‘Sadko’ and ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan’)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 18, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tikhvin, Russia
Died: 1908

While he grew up listening to Russian folk songs and church music, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov later joined the navy with his brother. One of the legendary Russian composers known as The Mighty Handful, he is remembered for his pieces such as Flight of the Bumblebee from the opera Tsar Saltan.

 9 
Smedley Butler
(United States Marine Corps officer)
Smedley Butler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1940
 10 
Ettore Boiardi
(Italian-American Chef Known for His Food Products, Named ‘Chef Boyardee’)
Ettore Boiardi
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: 1985

Italian-American chef Ettore Boiardi is remembered for revolutionizing the culinary industry with his food brand Chef Boyardee, which made a variety of Italian food products, such as sauces and spaghetti, available to Americans for the first time. He even supplied food to the Allied soldiers during World War II.

 11 
James Chaney
(American Civil Rights Activist)
James Chaney
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1964
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Bertha von Suttner
(Austrian-Bohemian Pacifist, Novelist and the First Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Bertha von Suttner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Golz-Kinsky Palace, Prague, Czechia
Died: 1914

Once a governess of the four daughters of the affluent Suttner family, Bertha von Suttner later married the sisters’ elder brother, Baron Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner. The Austrian novelist was known for her peace activism, which made her the first female to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

 13 
Andrew Goodman
(Civil Rights Acrivist)
Andrew Goodman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1964
 14 
Leon Uris
(Writer)
Leon Uris
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: 2003
 15 
Jaime Sin
(Catholic priest)
Jaime Sin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Washington, Aklan, Philippines
Died: 2005
 16 
Bob Evans
(Restaurateur)
Bob Evans
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sugar Ridge, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
 17 
Michael Schwerner
(Civil Rights Activist)
Michael Schwerner
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1964
 18 
Friedrich Froebel
(Pedagogue)
Friedrich Froebel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oberweißbach, Germany
Died: 1852
 19 
Kami
(Musician)
Kami
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
Died: 1999
 20 
Bert Kaempfert
(German Orchestra Leader and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Bert Kaempfert
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1980
 21 
Édouard Vuillard
(Painter)
Édouard Vuillard
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Birthdate: November 11, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuiseaux, Saône-et-Loire, France
Died: 1940
 22 
Frank Leahy
(American Football Player, Coach, College Athletics Administrator, and Professional Sports Executive)
Frank Leahy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: O'Neill, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1973

Football player and coach Frank Leahy is best remembered for his stint as a coach at the University of Notre Dame and Boston College. He led Notre Dame to four national championship wins. Named to the College Football Hall of Fame, he also served as a sports columnist and a TV commentator.

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Major Taylor
(One of the Greatest American Sprinters of All Time)
Major Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1932

Major Taylor was a professional cyclist who set many world records between 1898 and 1899. In 1899, he became the first African American to win the sprint event at the world track championships and only the second black athlete to emerge victorious in a world championship irrespective of the sport.

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Assi Rahbani
(Composer)
Assi Rahbani
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Antelias
Died: 1986

Assi Rahbani, part of the Lebanese composer duo The Rahbani Brothers, which also had his brother Mansour Rahbani, previously worked with Near East Radio. He later mostly composed music for his singer wife Nouhad Haddad, better known as Fairuz. The husband-wife duo also appeared in movies such as The Exile.

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Shintaro Katsu
(Japanese Actor, Singer and Filmmaker)
Shintaro Katsu
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Birthdate: November 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fukagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1997

Shintaro Katsu was a Japanese singer, actor, and filmmaker. He is remembered for playing important roles in popular film series like the Akumyo series and the Zatoichi series. Katsu's personal life, which included arrests in 1978, 1990, and 1992 for possession of drugs, overshadowed his professional achievements. Fujitora, a character from the manga series One Piece, is based on Katsu.

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Johannes Stark
(Nobel Prize Winner in Physics)
Johannes Stark
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Freihung
Died: 1957

Johannes Stark was a German physicist who discovered the phenomenon that came to be known as the Stark effect. For this work, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1919. A supporter of Adolf Hitler, he was a main figure in the anti-Semitic Deutsche Physik movement. He was found guilty by a denazification court in 1947.

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Kermit Love
(Puppeteer)
Kermit Love
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Birthdate: August 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spring Lake, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008
 28 
Timothy Findley
(Canadian novelist)
Timothy Findley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Died: 2002
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Tage Erlander
(25th Prime Minister of Sweden from 1946 to 1969)
Tage Erlander
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ransäter, Sweden
Died: 1985

The leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, Tage Fritjof Erlander was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sweden in 1946 and continued in the office for the next 23 years (1969). His tenure, which is one of the longest in any democracy, was marked by increase in social-welfare reforms like universal health insurance, pension additions and educational reforms.

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Inigo Jones
(First Significant Architect in England and Wales)
Inigo Jones
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 15, 1573
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1652

Inigo Jones was a British architect who played an important role in the early modern period. Regarded as England's first significant architect in the said period, Jones was the first person to make use of Vitruvian rules of symmetry and proportion in his buildings. He was also the first architect to introduce the architecture of the Italian Renaissance to Britain.

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Tom Kurvers
(American Professional Ice Hockey Defenseman)
Tom Kurvers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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William Simons
(Former Actor best known for his role as PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat, a role he played for 18 years, from 1992 to 2010)
William Simons
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Birthdate: November 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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George Axelrod
(Screenwriter)
George Axelrod
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2003
 34 
Anders Jonas Ångström
(Swedish Physicist and One of the Founders of the Science of Spectroscopy)
Anders Jonas Ångström
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Timrå Municipality, Sweden
Died: 1874

Anders Jonas Ångström was a Swedish physicist best remembered for co-founding the science of spectroscopy. He is also renowned for his studies of terrestrial magnetism, astrophysics, heat transfer, and the aurora borealis. In 1850, Anders Jonas Ångström was made a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.  

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Piers Courage
(Former British Racing Driver Who Died During a Fatal Accident During the 1970 Dutch Grand Prix)
Piers Courage
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colchester, Essex, England
Died: 1970

British racing-driver Piers Courage began his Formula One World Championship career during the 1967 South African Grand Prix. He competed for Lotus, BRM, Brabham and De Tomaso, scored 20 championship-points and garnered two podium-finishes participating in 29 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix. His life was tragically cut-short after he met with a fatal-accident during the 1970 Dutch Grand Prix

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Johann Georg Hamann
(Philosopher)
Johann Georg Hamann
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Birthdate: August 27, 1730
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Germany
Died: 1788
 37 
Alan Hovhaness
(Composer)
Alan Hovhaness
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2000
 38 
Philip of Swabia
(Prince)
Philip of Swabia
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Birthdate: 1177
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pavia
Died: 1208
 39 
Wop May
(Canadian Flying Ace )
Wop May
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carberry
Died: 1952
 40 
Hendrik Wade Bode
(Engineer, Scientist)
Hendrik Wade Bode
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Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1982
 41 
K. V. Mahadevan
(Composer, Music director)
K. V. Mahadevan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nagercoil
Died: 2001
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Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah
(Poet)
Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mongla, Bagerhat district, Bangladesh
Died: 1991

Award-winning Bangladeshi poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah began writing poems early in his life, publishing his first two collections long before he acquired his master’s degree from the University of Dhaka. Remembered for his revolutionary as well as romantic poems, he died of depression and substance abuse, leaving a suicide poem, Bhalo Achi Bhalo Theko, for his ex-wife Taslima Nasrin.

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Al Campanis
(Baseball player)
Al Campanis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kos
Died: 1998
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Mostafa Chamran
(Former Member of Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran)
Mostafa Chamran
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 1981

Mostafa Chamran was an Iranian physicist, politician, and commander.  He served as the first defense minister of post-revolutionary Iran. He helped to found the Amal Movement in southern Lebanon. He was the commander of paramilitary volunteers in the Iran–Iraq War, known as "Irregular Warfare Headquarters". He died in the war and is known as a martyr in Iran.  

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Sebastiano del Piombo
(Painter)
Sebastiano del Piombo
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Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1547
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Madman Muntz
(Businessperson)
Madman Muntz
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States
Died: 1987
 47 
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
(Zoologist)
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1948

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson was a Scottish mathematician, biologist, and classics scholar. A pioneer of mathematical biology, Thompson is best remembered for writing a book titled On Growth and Form, which is widely admired by architects, anthropologists, and biologists among others. Over the course of his illustrious career, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson received several prestigious awards like the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal.

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Ken Snow
(Football player)
Ken Snow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gerhard Gundermann
(Singer-Songwriter)
Gerhard Gundermann
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weimar, Bezirk Erfurt, East Germany
Died: 1998
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Peder Mørk Mønsted
(Painter)
Peder Mørk Mønsted
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Birthdate: December 10, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grenaa, Denmark
Died: 1941

Peder Mørk Mønsted was a Danish realist painter best remembered for his portrayal of landscapes in a realistic style. Some of his favorite motifs were forests, still water, and snowy winter landscapes. A habitual traveler, Peder Mørk Mønsted presented his paintings at several international exhibitions. Today, many of his works are being treasured by private collectors around the world.