Died On March 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on March 1. The list includes people like Anne Frank, Suzanne Farrington, Saint David, Bonnie Franklin, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, political leaders, composers and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, England, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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Akira Toriyama
(Japanese Manga Artist)
Akira Toriyama
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Birthdate: April 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Died: 2024

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese character designer and manga artist. The creator of one of the most popular manga series of all time, Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama is widely considered one of the most influential artists to have changed the history of manga; his creation Dragon Ball is often cited as a source of inspiration by several manga artists.

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Jackie Coogan
(Actor)
Jackie Coogan
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Birthdate: October 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1984
 3 
Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)
Jack Welch
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Jack Wild
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Jack Wild
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Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royton
Died: 2006
 5 
Bonnie Franklin
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Birthdate: January 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 6 
Saint David
(Bishop of Mynyw During the 6th Century)
Saint David
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Caerfai Bay, Wales
Died: 0589

Saint David was a Welsh bishop who lived during the 6th century. His life and teachings inspired Welsh composer Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins to come up with a choral work titled Dewi Sant. David's teachings also inspired another composer named Arwel Hughes, who composed an oratorio titled Dewi Sant in 1950. David is considered the patron saint of Wales.

 7 
Joe Besser
(Comedian, Musician, Voice actor, Actor, Television actor)
Joe Besser
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Birthdate: August 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: 1988
 8 
Suzanne Farrington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2015
 9 
Homer Plessy
(Activist)
Homer Plessy
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 17, 1862
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1925
 10 
Minnie Minoso
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as a Left Fielder)
Minnie Minoso
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Perico, Cuba
Died: 2015
 11 
Daniel Von Bargen
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Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Edwin H. Land
(Scientist)
Edwin H. Land
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Birthdate: May 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgeport
Died: 1991
 13 
George Herbert
(Poet recognized as one of the foremost British devotional lyricists)
George Herbert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Died: 1633

George Herbert was an orator, poet, and priest of the Church of England. Although he is regarded as one of the most important British devotional lyricists, Herbert's poetry is often associated with the works of popular metaphysical poets. He was also a collector of proverbs and his collection was published in 1640.

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Dixie Dean
(Footballer)
Dixie Dean
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Francisco Solano López
(Former President of Paraguay)
Francisco Solano López
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asunción
Died: 1870

Francisco Solano López was a Paraguayan politician who served as the president of Paraguay from 1862 to 1870. Before becoming a leader, López played an important role in the Platine Wars where he fought against Juan Manuel de Rosas, serving in the Paraguayan Army. A controversial figure, Solano López is sometimes held responsible for the outbreak of the Paraguayan War. 

 16 
Lucio Dalla
(Former singer-songwriter who is best known for his original composition)
Lucio Dalla
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 2012
 17 
Lee Reherman
(Actor)
Lee Reherman
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Birthdate: July 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 18 
Zhores Ivanovich Alferov
(Russian Physicist Who Was Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2000)
Zhores Ivanovich Alferov
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus
Died: 2019

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov was a Soviet and Russian academic and physicist whose work, which led to the formation of semiconductor heterostructures, earned him the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. Alferov's work helped revolutionize semiconductor design, which in turn played a major role in the development of satellite communications and mobile phones.

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Alain Resnais
(Film director)
Alain Resnais
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Birthdate: June 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vannes, France
Died: 2014
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Alexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)
Alexandre Yersin
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 22, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aubonne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Died: 1943

Alexandre Yersin was a physician and bacteriologist. He is credited with co-discovering Yersinia pestis, the bacillus that causes the bubonic plague. Also an agriculturist, Yersin pioneered the cultivation of rubber trees. He is revered by the Vietnamese people because of his association with Hanoi Medical University; a private university in Da Lat is named in his honor.

 21 
Karim Khan Zand
(Ruler)
Karim Khan Zand
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Birthdate: 1705 AD
Birthplace: Malayer, Iran
Died: 1779
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Anna Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen Consort of the Netherlands)
Anna Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: January 18, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1865

Born as the youngest daughter of Paul I of Russia, Anna Pavlovna was given in a political marriage to William II of the Netherlands, becoming the Queen Consort when her husband ascended the throne. Never at home in Netherlands, which was more egalitarian than Russia, she always identified herself as a Russian Grand Duchess rather than as a Dutch queen.

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Siamand Rahman
(Powerlifter)
Siamand Rahman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oshnavieh, Iran
Died: 2020

Iranian Paralympic powerlifter Siamand Rahman was not just a 2-time Paralympic champion but had also won the Asian Para Games and the IPC Powerlifting World Championships thrice each. He scripted history by breaking the 300kg barrier but stunned the world with his death due to cardiac arrest at 31.

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Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff
(Dutch Physical Chemist Known for Work on Rates of Chemical Reaction, Chemical Equilibrium, and Osmotic Pressure)
Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1911

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff was a Dutch physical chemist best remembered for winning the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Van 't Hoff's work helped found the modern theory of chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and chemical affinity. A highly popular theoretical chemist, Van 't Hoff is also counted among the founders of physical chemistry.

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Gabriele D'Annunzio
(Former Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies (1897-1900))
Gabriele D'Annunzio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pescara, Italy
Died: 1938

Known for literary works like Il Piacere and La Gioconda, Italian journalist, poet and playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio dominated the second period of Italian Decadentism. He became a national war hero during the First World War. His political endeavours include establishing and leading the short-lived Italian Regency of Carnaro in Fiume. He is often described as the forerunner of Italian fascism.  

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Tony Stein
Tony Stein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dayton
Died: 1945
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Peter Malkin
(Spy)
Peter Malkin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gmina Żółkiewka, Poland
Died: 2005
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Roscoe Ates
(Actor, Singer)
Roscoe Ates
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Birthdate: January 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grange, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1962
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alfred Korzybski
(Scholar who developed the field of General Semantics)
Alfred Korzybski
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Birthdate: July 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: 1950

Polish-American scholar Alfred Korzybski had initially been sent to the U.S. by the Russian intelligence services. After the fall of the tsarist rule, he stayed back in the U.S. The pioneer of general semantics, he believed human knowledge is shaped by one’s linguistic reach and the nervous system.

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Thomas Campion
(Famous for Writing Over a Hundred Lute Songs, Masques for Dancing)
Thomas Campion
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1567
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1620
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Jenny Tamburi
(Actress, Television presenters)
Jenny Tamburi
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Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2006
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Mustafa Barzani
(Kurdish General and Leader Who Led Military Campaigns Against Iran and Iraq)
Mustafa Barzani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barzan, Iraq
Died: 1979

Mustafa al-Barzani was a Kurdish general and leader. He is widely regarded as one of the most important political leaders in modern Kurdish politics. Mustafa Barzani was the primary military and political leader of the Kurdish revolution; he led military campaigns against both the Iranian and Iraqi governments until his death on 1 March 1979.

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Gayle McCormick
(Singer)
Gayle McCormick
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
 34 
Peter Osgood
(Footballer)
Peter Osgood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clewer, England
Died: 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan
(Emperor)
Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan
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Birthdate: April 9, 1285
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yanqing District, Beijing, China
Died: 1320
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Paul Nemenyi
(Physicist)
Paul Nemenyi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rijeka
Died: 1952

Hungarian mathematician Paul Nemenyi is best remembered for his contribution to fluid dynamics through his inverse or semi-inverse approach. The continuum mechanics specialist taught in Berlin and the US. In 2002, an investigation revealed he was the biological father of chess legend Bobby Fischer and not Hans-Gerhardt Fischer.

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Ernesto Cardenal
(Nicaraguan Catholic Priest and Poet; Founder of the 'Primitivist' Art Community in the Solentiname Islands)
Ernesto Cardenal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: 2020

Nicaraguan priest Ernesto Cardenal was one of the most significant poets of his country. His works despised American imperialism and capitalism and used slogans as symbols. He was also part of the Sandinista Front that removed Anastasio Somoza, following which he became the minister of culture in the new cabinet.

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Amadeus VI
(Count)
Amadeus VI
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1334
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chambéry, France
Died: 1383
 39 
Princess Carolina of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Princess Carolina of Parma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1770
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ducal Palace of Colorno, Parma
Died: 1804
 40 
Barry Hannah
(Novelist)
Barry Hannah
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2010
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John Jacob Niles
(Composer)
John Jacob Niles
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 28, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1980
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Peter Barlow
(Mathematician)
Peter Barlow
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 13, 1776
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: 1862
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Thomas Earnshaw
(Watchmaker)
Thomas Earnshaw
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Birthdate: February 4, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Died: 1829
 44 
Jim Kimsey
(Entrepreneur)
Jim Kimsey
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2016
 45 
Bertrand de Jouvenel
(Philosopher)
Bertrand de Jouvenel
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Birthdate: October 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1987
 46 
George Grossmith
(Comedian)
George Grossmith
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Birthdate: December 9, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1912
 47 
Eusebio Pedroza
(Panamanian Boxer and Former WBA Featherweight Champion)
Eusebio Pedroza
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Died: 2019
Eusebio Pedroza was a Panamanian boxer best remembered for his WBA featherweight championship reign from 1978 to 1985. During his reign as the WBA featherweight champion, Eusebio Pedroza defended his title against 18 different contenders, a record in the history of featherweight boxing.  
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Emelyn Whiton
(American Sailor)
Emelyn Whiton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1962
 49 
Henriette Renie
(Harpist)
Henriette Renie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 18, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1956
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Luigi Vanvitelli
(Engineer)
Luigi Vanvitelli
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 12, 1700
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1773