Died On March 25th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 25. The list includes people like Claude Debussy, Roland Barthes, Ida B. Wells, Edward Steichen, Novalis. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, guitarists, artists and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Claude Debussy
(French Impressionist Composer Best Known for His Opera 'Pelléas et Mélisande')
Claude Debussy
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: 1918

Claude Debussy was a French composer whose career spanned over 30 years. Regarded as one of the most influential composers of his generation, Claude Debussy's works have influenced several other composers, such as Bill Evans, George Benjamin, Olivier Messiaen, and Béla Bartók. Claude Debussy is also regarded as the first Impressionist composer, though he rejected the term.

 2 
Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1931
Civil rights and women's rights activist Ida B. Wells is remembered for speaking up against the lynching of Blacks in the U.S. She was born a slave and freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. She later co-founded the NAACP. She also co-owned and wrote for Memphis Free Speech and Headlight.
 3 
Beverly Cleary
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Died: 2021
 4 
Buck Owens
(Musician)
Buck Owens
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975)
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: 1975

Faisal of Saudi Arabia was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. He was the son of King Abdulaziz and his wife, Tarfa. During his father’s reign, he was given numerous responsibilities of political significance. After coming to power, he implemented a series of modern reforms and issued a decree for the total abolition of slavery. 

 6 
Nancy Walker
(Actress)
Nancy Walker
4
Birthdate: May 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1992
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 7 
Dan Seals
(Famous for His Hits 'I'd Really Love to See You Tonight', 'Nights Are Forever Without You')
Dan Seals
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: McCamey, Texas, United States
Died: 2009
 8 
Viola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)
Viola Liuzzo
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: California, Pennsylvania
Died: 1965
 9 
Thomas Moore
(Irish Poet and Singer Known for His Lyrics to the Popular Song ‘The Last Rose of Summer’)
Thomas Moore
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1779
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1852

Irish author Thomas Moore was chiefly branded a Whig ally. It is believed he had a role in burning the memoirs of his friend Lord Byron, an act now considered a literary crime. His iconic Irish Melodies contained his most popular works, such as The Last Rose of Summer.

 10 
Larry McMurtry
(Novelist)
Larry McMurtry
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Archer City, Texas, U.S.
Died: 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Rocio Durcal
(Singer)
Rocio Durcal
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 2006
 12 
Oscar Micheaux
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: 1951
 13 
Novalis
(German Romantic Poet and Philosopher Known for His Poems ‘Hymns to the Night’ and ‘Spiritual Songs’)
Novalis
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1772
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wiederstedt, Germany
Died: 1801

Poet and philosopher Friedrich Leopold, better known as Novalis, was a significant figure of German Romanticism. He narrated the loss of his 15-year-old fiancé to tuberculosis in his Hymns to the Night. He himself died of the disease a few years later. He was also well-versed in natural sciences.

 14 
Daniel Massey
(Actor)
Daniel  Massey
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1998
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Caroline Chisholm
(Immigrant Welfare Activist)
Caroline Chisholm
15
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 30, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wootton, Northampton, England
Died: 1877

Caroline Chisholm was an English humanitarian remembered for her work in British India where she established the Female School of Industry for the Daughters of European Soldiers which aimed at educating girls, who were taught reading, writing, nursing, cooking, and housekeeping. She also became a much-admired woman in Australia where she placed more than 11,000 people in jobs and homes.

 16 
Cal Ripken Sr.
(Baseball player, Baseball manager)
Cal Ripken Sr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Maryland, United States
Died: 1999
 17 
Edward Steichen
(Photographer)
Edward Steichen
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bivange
Died: 1973

Edward Steichen was a Luxembourgish American painter, curator, and photographer. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and prolific personalities in the history of photography, Steichen is credited with changing photography into an art form. During the 1920s and 1930s, Edward Steichen was considered the highest-paid and best-known photographer in the world.

 18 
John Hope Franklin
(Historian, University teacher, Author, Professor, Writer)
John Hope Franklin
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Died: 2009

Historian and academic John Hope Franklin is best remembered for his work on the American Civil War era and Black history. A Harvard alumnus, he initially taught at various universities and first gained attention with his book From Slavery to Freedom. He had also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 19 
Angelines Fernandez
(Actress)
Angelines Fernandez
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Birthdate: July 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1994
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
Bert Sugar
(Sportswriter)
Bert Sugar
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2012
Sports historian Bert Sugar was as famous for his boxing write-ups as he was for his signature cigar and brown fedora. Named to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, he had penned countless books on boxing, such as Great Fights. He had a law degree and had also worked in advertising.
 21 
Michèle Girardon
(Actress)
Michèle Girardon
4
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1975
 22 
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
(South African Writer and Traditional Healer)
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zululand DC, South Africa
Died: 2020

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa was a South African traditional healer and author who belonged to the popular ethnic group, Zulu. His books dealt with such subjects as African mythology, extraterrestrial encounters, and traditional Zulu folklore. Credo was a sangoma or traditional healer who ran a hospice clinic in Kuruman with his wife Virginia.  

 23 
Mona Shourie Kapoor
(Wife of Boney Kapoor)
Mona Shourie Kapoor
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delhi
Died: 2012
 24 
Johannes Itten
(Swiss Expressionist Painter & Designer Known for His Work 'Farbkreis')
Johannes Itten
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Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Südern-Linden, Switzerland
Died: 1967

Swiss expressionist painter Johannes Itten developed his own color theories. Before joining the German art school Bauhaus, he had received elementary school teachers’ training. He often skipped correcting his students’ mistakes, fearing it might spoil their creative impulse. He followed the neo-Zoroastrian fire cult Mazdaznan and practiced meditation and vegetarianism.

 25 
Earl Nightingale
(Motivational speaker, Author, Actor, Writer, Radio personality)
Earl Nightingale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 1989

Earl Nightingale was an American author and radio speaker best remembered for his motivational speeches. His book The Strangest Secret is regarded as one of the best motivational books of all time. During his career, Nightingale received prestigious awards, such as the Golden Gavel Award. In 1985, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. 

 26 
Gabriel Okara
(Nigerian Novelist and Poet Who was the First Poet of Anglophone African Origin to Embrace Modernism)
Gabriel Okara
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastern Region, Nigeria
Died: 2019
Gabriel Okara was a Nigerian novelist and poet best remembered for his experimental novel, The Voice. Over the course of his career, Okara won several prestigious awards such as the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the Nigeria Prize for Literature. Nicknamed the Nigerian Negritudist, Gabriel Okara was the first poet of Anglophone African origin to embrace modernism.
 27 
Marcel Lefebvre
( French Catholic Archbishop Who Greatly Influenced Modern Traditional Catholicism)
Marcel Lefebvre
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tourcoing, France
Died: 1991

Marcel Lefebvre was a French Roman Catholic archbishop who founded the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). He joined the Holy Ghost Fathers for missionary work as a young man and was ordained a diocesan priest in 1929. Years later, he was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of Dakar, Senegal, and the Apostolic Delegate for West Africa.  

 28 
Davey Moore
(Boxer)
Davey Moore
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1963
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Stan Albeck
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Stan Albeck
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chenoa, Illinois, United States
Died: 2021
 30 
Edward Bates
(Lawyer)
Edward Bates
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 4, 1793
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1869
 31 
Frédéric Mistral
(Writer)
Frédéric Mistral
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Provence, France
Died: 1914
 32 
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(Commentator)
Kenneth Wolstenholme
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Worsley, Lancashire, England
Died: 2002
 33 
Nunnally Johnson
(Filmmaker)
Nunnally Johnson
0
Birthdate: December 5, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: 1977
 34 
Ernst von Bergmann
(German Surgeon Who was the First Physician to Introduce Heat Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments)
Ernst von Bergmann
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 16, 1836
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: 1907

Ernst von Bergmann was a Baltic German surgeon, known for being the first physician to introduce heat sterilization of surgical instruments. He is credited to be a pioneer of aseptic surgery. He also served as a medical officer in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War. He wrote a classic treatise on head injuries, among other medical works. 

 35 
Floyd Cardoz
(Chef)
Floyd Cardoz
4
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: 2020
 36 
Robert Joffrey
(Co-founder of Joffrey Ballet)
Robert Joffrey
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: 1988
 37 
Abby Mann
(Screenwriter and producer)
Abby Mann
0
Birthdate: December 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2008
 38 
Alphonse Massamba-Débat
(2nd President of the Republic of the Congo)
Alphonse Massamba-Débat
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nkolo, French Equatorial Africa
Died: 1977
 39 
Nehemiah Grew
(British Botanist and Physiologist Known for His Careful and Novel Observations on Plant Anatomy)
Nehemiah Grew
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 26, 1641
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mancetter Parish, Warwickshire, England
Died: 1712

English botanist Nehemiah Grew is considered a pioneer of plant anatomy, along with Italian biologist and physician Marcello Malpighi. Initially a physician, he later penned iconic books on botany, such as The Anatomy of Plants. He also made pioneering studies in finger-print patterns. A genus of trees has been named after him.

 40 
James Braid
(hypnotist, physician, hypnotherapist)
James Braid
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fife
Died: 1860

The Father of Hypnosis, James Braid used hypnotherapy as a treatment for scores of ailments such as paralysis and rheumatism. His research included the possibility of hypnosis as a tool to reduce pain during surgery. His methods were ridiculed initially but later paved way for the French school of neuropsychiatry.

 41 
Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia
(Military personnel)
Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1949
 42 
Lucrezia Tornabuoni
(Author)
Lucrezia Tornabuoni
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1427
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1482
 43 
Julia Pastrana
(Performer)
Julia Pastrana
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1834 AD
Birthplace: Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: 1860
Height: 4'5" (135 cm)
 44 
Robert Newton
(Actor)
Robert Newton
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, UK
Died: 1956
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Frank Buck
(Actor, Writer)
Frank Buck
0
Birthdate: March 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gainesville, Texas, United States
Died: 1950
 46 
Jonathan Schell
(American writer)
Jonathan Schell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2014
 47 
Edward Lasker
(American-German Chess Player)
Edward Lasker
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kepno, Poland
Died: 1981
 48 
Wilhelm Lehmbruck
(Sculptor)
Wilhelm Lehmbruck
1
Birthdate: January 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Died: 1919
 49 
Anna Seward
(Writer, Poet, Literary critic)
Anna Seward
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1747
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lichfield, United Kingdom
Died: 1809
 50 
Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
(Political scientist)
Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
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Birthdate: December 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2010