Famous Deaths in 1921

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  • Jan 2nd Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ger chancellor/PM (Prussia), dies at 64
  • Jan 7th Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • Jan 8th Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12th Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • Jan 18th Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
  • Jan 22nd Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
  • Jan 23rd Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 25th Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
  • Jan 27th Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian soldier (b. 1891)
  • Jan 29th Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • Feb 2nd Luigi Mancinelli, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 3rd Max Wilhelm Zach, composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 4th Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • Feb 7th Peter Kropotkin, Russ Prince/geologist/revolut anarchist, dies at 78
  • Feb 8th Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78
  • Feb 8th George Formby (Senior), English entertainer (b. 1876)
  • Feb 12th Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • Feb 13th Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
  • Feb 15th Hans Haym, German conductor, dies at 60
  • Feb 22nd Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
  • Feb 26th Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81
  • Feb 27th Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
  • Mar 1st Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
  • Mar 2nd Champ Clark, American politician (b. 1850)
  • Mar 3rd Petrus Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • Mar 11th Sherburne W Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • Mar 21st "Big Jim" Colisimo, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • Mar 24th Deodat de Severac, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 24th Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player (b. 1881)
  • Apr 5th Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
  • Apr 8th Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
  • Apr 11th Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies
  • Apr 18th Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, actor (Inkwartiering), dies at 70
  • Apr 29th Arthur Mold, Brit cricket bowler (1893, banished for throwing), dies
  • May 1st Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer, dies at 43
  • May 3rd Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (b. 1883)
  • May 5th Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies
  • May 12th Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies
  • May 13th Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • May 22nd Marie E Wilton, writer, dies
  • May 28th Geo Mestdagh, Belgian aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jun 4th Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • Jun 5th Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • Jun 18th Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies
  • Jun 18th Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • Jun 19th Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • Jun 29th Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • Jul 2nd Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jul 11th Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75
  • Jul 27th Engelbert Humperdinck, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 2nd Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
  • Aug 7th Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • Aug 8th Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • Aug 10th John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
  • Aug 16th Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]
  • Aug 24th Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • Aug 26th Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
  • Aug 26th Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
  • Aug 26th Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), dies
  • Aug 29th Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83
  • Sep 2nd Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • Sep 2nd Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil pioneer (b. 1855)
  • Sep 7th Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • Sep 11th Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)
  • Sep 13th Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13th Ludwig-Alexander von Battenberg [Mountbatten], adm (WW I), dies at 67
  • Sep 15th Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Russ baron/general, dies
  • Sep 27th Engelbert Humperdinck, Ger opera composer (Schneewittchen), dies at 67
  • Sep 30th Oskar Panizza, writer, dies at 77
  • Oct 17th Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
  • Oct 18th King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • Oct 19th Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • Oct 23rd John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81
  • Nov 4th Takasji Hara, premier of Japan, murdered
  • Nov 8th Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • Nov 12th Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 17th John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • Nov 17th Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
  • Nov 27th Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician]] (b. 1854)
  • Nov 28th `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
  • Nov 29th Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60
  • Dec 10th Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
  • Dec 12th Henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies
  • Dec 13th Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
  • Dec 16th Charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86
  • Dec 20th Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (b. 1850)
  • Dec 21st P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84
  • Dec 25th Hans Huber, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 25th Korolenko, writer, dies
  • Dec 31st Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (b. 1860)