Famous Deaths in 1922

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Jan 5 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Jan 6 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Jan 7 Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria
  • Jan 10 Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
  • Jan 15 John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Benedict XV, [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa], pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • Jan 23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (b. 1855)
  • Jan 26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • Jan 27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 1 William Desmond Taylor, director/actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • Feb 3 Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67
  • Feb 3 John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
  • Feb 5 James William Tate, composer, dies at 46
  • Feb 5 Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian inventor (b. 1871)
  • Feb 11 Gerardus J P Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • Feb 14 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
  • Feb 15 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
  • Feb 23 Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)
  • Feb 24 Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • Feb 25 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
  • Feb 28 Vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 1 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • Mar 4 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • Mar 10 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86
  • Mar 27 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 1 Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
  • Apr 2 Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist (b. 1884)
  • Apr 5 Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
  • Apr 12 Frantisek Ondricek, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Alessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (b. 1858)
  • Apr 24 Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 26 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 30 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies
  • May 4 Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (b. 1888)
  • May 7 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • May 18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1845)
  • May 19 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
  • May 28 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58
  • May 29 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
  • May 30 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • Jun 1 Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies
  • Jun 4 William Halse Rivers, British psychologist/anthropologist, dies
  • Jun 6 Lillian Russell, entertainer, dies at 60
  • Jun 9 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 John C Kapteyn, astronomer, dies at 71
  • Jun 19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
  • Jun 20 Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54
  • Jun 22 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
  • Jun 24 Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • Jun 26 Albert H K, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922), dies at 73
  • Jun 28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)
  • Jul 4 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • Jul 6 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)
  • Jul 7 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)
  • Jul 13 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • Jul 19 Cornelis A Pekelharing, Dutch histologist, dies on 74th birthday
  • Jul 20 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)
  • Jul 21 Djemal Pasha, dictator of Turkey, murdered
  • Jul 22 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)
  • Jul 22 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • Jul 25 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 29 Edward Gailliard, Flemish language/archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72

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Aug 2 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (telephone), dies at 75

  • Aug 2 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
  • Aug 4 Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40
  • Aug 12 Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
  • Aug 14 Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
  • Aug 19 Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81

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Aug 22 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Aug 27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 28 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80
  • Sep 4 Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
  • Sep 5 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • Sep 10 Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 11 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • Sep 28 Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 30 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64
  • Oct 12 Daisy M C Baers, Flemish philosophy/theory, dies at 33
  • Oct 24 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)
  • Oct 28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies
  • Oct 29 George August Lumbye, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 6 William Baines, composer, dies at 23
  • Nov 7 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Nov 14 Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • Nov 17 Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847)
  • Nov 18 Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • Nov 21 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • Dec 5 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
  • Dec 13 Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)
  • Dec 16 Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st President of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated
  • Dec 25 Alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75