Millvina Dean Biography
Birthday: February 2, 1912 (Aquarius)
Born In: London
Millvina Dean was an English cartographer and civil servant. She is best known as the last survivor of the sinking of British passenger liner ‘RMS Titanic,’ which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912. She was the youngest passenger of ‘RMS Titanic’ as she was just two months old when she boarded the ship with her parents and brother. Dean and her family were leaving the United Kingdom to settle down in Wichita, Kansas, United States of America. Though they had not planned to board ‘RMS Titanic,’ a coal strike forced them to board the ship as third-class passengers. Dean, her mother, and her brother were among the first few third-class passengers to escape in a lifeboat. However, she lost her father during the tragedy. She served the British government during the ‘Second World War’ and later took up several jobs, including that of a cartographer. Starting from her 70s, Dean participated in many Titanic-related events, such as conventions, exhibitions, interviews, and documentaries. ‘The Millvina Fund’ was set up in 2009 to support her with her escalating medical bills. She succumbed to pneumonia at the age of 97 and her ashes were dispersed at the docks in Southampton from where the ‘RMS Titanic’ began its voyage.