Famous Deaths in 1914

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  • Jan 3rd Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 4th Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84

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Jan 11th Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Jan 11th Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • Jan 13th Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • Jan 13th Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
  • Jan 20th Emil Liebling, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 20th Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 21st Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (b. 1857)
  • Jan 22nd Frederik Rung, composer, dies at 60
  • Feb 6th J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • Feb 22nd Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • Feb 24th Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Feb 25th John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • Mar 1st Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 1st Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (b. 1845)

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Mar 12th George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • Mar 16th Gaston Calmette, editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
  • Mar 16th John Murray, piloted HMS Challenger to Christmas Island, dies
  • Mar 16th Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Mar 19th Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • Mar 23rd Teunis Stoel, actor, dies at 62
  • Mar 23rd Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

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Mar 25th Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • Mar 28th Hanus Trnecek, composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 31st Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42
  • Apr 1st Rube Waddell, baseballer, dies at 37 of TB
  • Apr 2nd Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • Apr 12th Josef Nesvera, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 14th Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • Apr 14th Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • Apr 16th George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • Apr 19th Charles Pierce, philosopher/scientist, dies
  • May 7th Edward Mollenhauer, composer, dies at 87
  • May 9th C.W. Post, American food manufacturer (b. 1854)
  • May 13th R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • May 17th Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • May 25th Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
  • May 27th Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
  • May 28th Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6th Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • Jun 11th Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • Jun 15th A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jun 21st Glauco Velasquez, composer, dies at 30
  • Jun 21st Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Jun 28th Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated


Jun 28th Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 30th Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
  • Jul 2nd Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78
  • Jul 6th Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27
  • Jul 11th Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
  • Jul 19th Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • Jul 20th Leo van Gheluwe, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 30th Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • Jul 30th Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • Jul 31st A J Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité/Les Preuves), murdered=
  • Aug 2nd Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36
  • Aug 4th Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (b. 1853)
  • Aug 6th Ellen Axson Wilson, US 1st Lady (1913-14), dies during Woodrow Wilson's 1st term of Bright's Disease at 54
  • Aug 7th B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies
  • Aug 7th Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81

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Aug 12th John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

  • Aug 15th Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]
  • Aug 17th James Grierson, British general
  • Aug 19th Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)
  • Aug 20th Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies
  • Aug 22nd Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • Aug 22nd Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • Aug 22nd Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • Aug 23rd Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
  • Aug 23rd George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
  • Aug 27th John Weiss, German new testament, dies
  • Aug 28th Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]
  • Aug 28th Anatoli Liadov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 29th ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • Aug 30th Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • Aug 30th Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide
  • Sep 1st Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • Sep 3rd Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 5th Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • Sep 7th Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • Sep 8th William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
  • Sep 15th Jacobus Herculas de la Rey, [Uncle Chose], Boer general, dies at 66
  • Sep 22nd Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • Sep 25th A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
  • Sep 25th Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • Sep 28th Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 28th Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  • Sep 29th Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies in battle
  • Oct 10th Gijsbert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, dies at 73
  • Oct 10th Karol I, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania (1881-1914), dies
  • Oct 15th Aleksander Rozycki, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28th Richard Heuberger, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 30th Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
  • Nov 1st Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • Nov 3rd Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • Nov 4th Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • Nov 6th Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • Nov 14th Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • Nov 14th Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • Nov 23rd Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • Nov 24th Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • Nov 25th Davorin Jenko, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 6th Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47
  • Dec 8th Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)
  • Dec 12th Watkins Lewis Africa American lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
  • Dec 14th Giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 16th Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 82
  • Dec 19th Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87
  • Dec 21st A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies

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Dec 24th John Muir, Scottish naturalist, dies of pneumonia at 76

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • Dec 27th Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor (b. 1863)