Famous Deaths in February 1939

  • Feb 4 Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55
  • Feb 4 Henri W A Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72
  • Feb 7 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • Feb 10 Pius XI, [Ambrogio D A Ratti], Italian Pope (1922-39), dies at 81
  • Feb 11 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 15 Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47
  • Feb 15 Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
  • Feb 15 Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  • Feb 16 Jura Soyfer, Jewish political and cabaret writer, dies at Buchenwald concentration camp at 26
  • Feb 17 Willy Hess, German violinist (b. 1859)
  • Feb 18 Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
  • Feb 22 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)
  • Feb 27 Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70