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Celebrity Deaths 1940-1949

Paying tribute to the famous people we've lost from 1940-1949 – in memoriam
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Last updated: November 19, 2021
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The author of The Great Gatsby
1940
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lenin's right-hand man
1940
Leon Trotsky
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940
1940
Neville Chamberlain
Author of Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake
1941
James Joyce
The ruler of Germany during World War I
1941
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Author of A Room Of One's Own
1941
Virginia Woolf
Indian polymath and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
1941
Rabindranath Tagore
Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927
1942
José Raúl Capablanca
The electrical genius who invented alternating current
1943
Nikola Tesla
Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor
1943
Isoroku Yamamoto
Creator of the Peter Rabbit children's books
1943
Beatrix Potter
Author of The Little Prince
1944
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
"The Desert Fox" of World War II
1944
Erwin Rommel
The leader of Nazi Germany during World War II
1945
Adolf Hitler
Longtime companion and later the wife of the leader of Nazi Germany
1945
Eva Braun
German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage
1945
Anne Frank
The president who led the U.S. through World War II
1945
Franklin Roosevelt
Italy's dictator during World War II
1945
Benito Mussolini
Reich Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945
1945
Joseph Goebbels
US Army general who commanded in the Mediterranean theatre in WWII
1945
George S. Patton
Head of the Gestapo during World War II
1945
Heinrich Himmler
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922
1945
David Lloyd George
Commander of the Nazi Luftwaffe in World War II
1946
Hermann Göring
American gangster known as "Scarface"
1947
Al Capone
German physicist who originated quantum theory
1947
Max Planck
American industrialist, business magnate and founder of a Motor Company
1947
Henry Ford
Non-violent leader of Indian independence
1948
Mahatma Gandhi
New York Yankee hero and home run king
1948
Babe Ruth
Serbian physicist and mathematician and the first wife of Albert Einstein
1948
Mileva Marić
German composer who shares the last name with more famous Johann
1949
Richard Strauss
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