Famous Deaths in 1918

  • Jan 2 Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42
  • Jan 6 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Jan 9 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
  • Jan 24 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)

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Jan 28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Feb 2 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • Feb 6 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • Feb 7 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 9 Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • Feb 10 Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842)

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Feb 10 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

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Feb 17 Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Mar 1 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 4 Eugene D'Harcourt, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 9 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53
  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • Mar 13 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 13 William Courtleigh, actor (Susie Snowflake), dies at 26
  • Mar 15 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 15 Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 18 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • Mar 23 Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 24 Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53

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Mar 25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • Mar 26 Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 1 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • Apr 13 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies

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Apr 21 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, dies at 25 after his plane is shot down

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Apr 23 Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
  • Apr 29 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22
  • May 3 Charlie Soong, Chinese Methodist missionary and key player in the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, dies at 55
  • May 9 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • May 14 James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  • May 16 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64
  • May 18 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34
  • May 19 Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
  • May 24 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor
  • May 27 Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • May 30 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • Jun 1 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 10 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
  • Jun 25 Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867)
  • Jun 26 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • Jul 2 Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies
  • Jul 3 Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
  • Jul 6 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • Jul 12 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • Jul 17 Aleksei N Romanov, son and heir of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13
  • Jul 17 Alexandra Fjodorova, wife of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death at 46

BattleExecution

Jul 17 Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna
  • Jul 17 Botkin, personal physician of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Charitonov, cook of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Demidova, lady in waiting of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Maria Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death

BattleExecution

Jul 17 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

  • Jul 17 Olga Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Tatyana Romanova, daughter of RussianTsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 17 Trupp, lackey of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • Jul 18 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
  • Jul 19 Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
  • Jul 22 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • Jul 25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • Jul 25 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • Jul 26 Eduard "Mick" Mannock, British WW I flyer (Victoria Cross), dies
  • Jul 29 Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
  • Jul 30 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies

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Jul 30 Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

  • Aug 1 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  • Aug 3 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • Aug 8 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • Aug 10 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • Aug 12 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
  • Aug 15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • Aug 29 Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
  • Aug 31 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36
  • Sep 3 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • Sep 4 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • Sep 12 George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
  • Sep 18 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33
  • Sep 19 Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 25 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • Sep 28 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • Sep 28 Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • Oct 5 Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies
  • Oct 7 C Hubert H Parry, Engl musicologist/composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • Oct 9 Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60
  • Oct 13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • Oct 15 Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
  • Oct 16 Felix Arndt, American composer, dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 29
  • Oct 17 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • Oct 19 Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WW I), dies at 34
  • Oct 19 Harold Lockwood, American actor (b. 1887)
  • Oct 22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American film and stage actress (b. 1891)
  • Oct 24 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 28 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)
  • Oct 31 Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28
  • Oct 31 Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers
  • Nov 3 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)
  • Nov 4 Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
  • Nov 9 Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • Nov 11 Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 11 George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
  • Nov 13 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • Nov 15 Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26
  • Nov 18 Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 26 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
  • Nov 28 Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • Dec 2 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer, dies in the flu pandemic at 38
  • Dec 2 Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • Dec 11 Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42
  • Dec 14 Sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered
  • Dec 18 Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 22 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83
  • Dec 26 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 28 George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies
  • Dec 28 Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)