Deaths in History in 1914

  • Jan 4 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84

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

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

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

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

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

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • Mar 31 Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42
  • Apr 2 Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • Apr 14 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • Apr 14 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • Apr 16 George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Charles Pierce, philosopher/scientist, dies
  • May 9 C.W. Post, American food manufacturer of breakfast cereals, commits suicide at 59
  • May 17 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • May 27 Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
  • Jun 6 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • Jun 11 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • Jun 21 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Jun 28 Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated

MurderAssassination

Jun 28 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 30 Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
  • Jul 2 Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27
  • Jul 11 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
  • Jul 19 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • Jul 30 Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • Jul 31 A J Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité/Les Preuves), murdered=
  • Aug 4 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (b. 1853)
  • Aug 6 Ellen Axson Wilson, US 1st Lady (1913-14), dies during Woodrow Wilson's 1st term of Bright's Disease at 54

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

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

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

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