Deaths in History in 1943

  • Jan 1 Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)
  • Jan 3 Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
  • Jan 5 George Washington Carver, famous African American scientist, dies at 81

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Jan 7 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Jan 7 George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • Jan 8 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • Jan 9 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • Jan 10 J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • Jan 12 Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • Jan 12 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • Jan 16 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • Jan 23 Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
  • Jan 24 John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
  • Jan 26 Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
  • Jan 26 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • Feb 3 Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • Feb 5 Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • Feb 6 HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • Feb 9 ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • Feb 10 Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • Feb 13 William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • Feb 14 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • Feb 14 Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • Feb 17 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
  • Feb 18 Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • Feb 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • Feb 22 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
  • Feb 26 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
  • Feb 27 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • Mar 2 Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • Mar 12 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
  • Mar 13 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • Mar 13 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), dies of a stroke at 75
  • Mar 19 Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Mar 23 Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • Mar 27 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
  • Mar 30 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • Apr 5 Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
  • Apr 7 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • Apr 7 Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
  • Apr 8 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Apr 14 Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • Apr 15 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • Apr 18 I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
  • Apr 19 Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 24 Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • Apr 29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • Apr 30 Beatrice Potter Webb, British sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 30 Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
  • May 1 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, dies at 71
  • May 8 Mordecai Anielewicz, Jewish commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
  • May 10 Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10 Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 14 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • May 16 Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
  • May 19 Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
  • May 24 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • May 25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  • May 26 Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
  • Jun 1 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • Jun 6 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74
  • Jun 13 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
  • Jul 1 Auguste Reitsma, Dutch resistance fighter (census director), executed
  • Jul 1 C Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 C L Barentsen, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Coos Hartogh, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Cor Roos, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Henri Halberstadt, Dutch resistance fighter (census dir), executed
  • Jul 1 Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Jul 1 Koen Limperg, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Sam Bloemgarten, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Willem Arondeus, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Willem Brouwer, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 4 Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62
  • Jul 8 Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered
  • Jul 8 Jean "Max" Moulin, French resistance fighter, executed
  • Jul 13 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter, dies at 50
  • Jul 17 Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor-general of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943), dies at 72
  • Jul 23 Emanuel Querido, Dutch publisher, murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
  • Aug 1 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • Aug 7 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 10 C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 18 Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
  • Aug 18 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
  • Aug 21 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • Aug 24 Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 27 Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
  • Aug 28 Boris III, of Saksen-Coburg, King of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies
  • Aug 30 A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Sep 1 Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • Sep 23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
  • Sep 30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • Oct 1 Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • Oct 1 Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1 Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • Oct 1 Dionysius Remiens, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • Oct 1 Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
  • Oct 1 Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • Oct 1 Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • Oct 1 Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1 Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • Oct 1 Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • Oct 1 Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
  • Oct 1 John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • Oct 1 Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • Oct 1 Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
  • Oct 1 Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1 Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • Oct 1 Peter "Pam" Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • Oct 1 Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
  • Oct 1 Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
  • Oct 1 Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42
  • Oct 4 Richard T Ely, US economist (Ground under our feet), dies
  • Oct 4 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, dies at 37
  • Oct 6 Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • Oct 7 Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  • Oct 9 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • Oct 9 Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
  • Oct 10 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • Oct 17 Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893)
  • Oct 18 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's Youth), dies at 55
  • Oct 19 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered
  • Oct 21 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), dies at 66
  • Oct 24 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Oct 25 H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
  • Oct 26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)
  • Oct 27 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • Oct 29 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55
  • Oct 31 Max Reinhardt, Austrian stage manager (Turandot), dies
  • Nov 5 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
  • Nov 9 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 19 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • Nov 24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • Nov 24 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • Nov 27 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • Dec 1 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (b. 1862)
  • Dec 2 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • Dec 4 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/antifascist, dies at 46
  • Dec 6 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, dies at 69

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Dec 22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Dec 23 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
  • Dec 29 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75