Famous Deaths in 1918

  • Jan 2 Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42
  • Jan 6 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Jan 9 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
  • Jan 18 Bohuslav Jeremiáš, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 24 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)

Person of interestJohn McCrae

Jan 28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Jan 31 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 2 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • Feb 4 Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy, dies at 49
  • Feb 6 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • Feb 7 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 9 Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • Feb 10 Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842)

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

Feb 10 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • Feb 15 Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, dies at 30

Person of interestWilfrid Laurier

Feb 17 Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Mar 1 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 2 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), dies at 85
  • Mar 4 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 9 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53
  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • Mar 13 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 15 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 15 Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 15 George Alexander [Samson], British actor, theatre producer and manager, dies at 59
  • Mar 18 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • Mar 23 Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 24 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53

Person of interestClaude Debussy

Mar 25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • Mar 26 Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 1 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 6 John Q. A. Brackett, American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91), dies at 75
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • Apr 13 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • Apr 20 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), dies at 67

Person of interestThe Red Baron

Apr 21 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, dies at 25 after his plane is shot down

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Apr 23 Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
  • Apr 28 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian-Serb assassin of Archduke Ferdinand, dies at 23
  • May 3 Charlie Soong, Chinese Methodist missionary and key player in the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, dies at 55
  • May 9 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • May 12 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (Violet Crumble), dies at 73
  • May 14 James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  • May 16 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64
  • May 18 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34

  • May 19 Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace, dies at 33
  • May 24 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor
  • May 27 Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • May 30 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • Jun 1 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Jaroslav Novotny, Czech composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 10 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
  • Jun 25 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, dies at 50
  • Jun 26 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 74
  • Jul 2 Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies
  • Jul 3 Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
  • Jul 3 David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda, Welsh coal-mining entrepreneur, dies at 62
  • Jul 6 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • Jul 12 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer, dies at 54
  • Jul 16 José de Diego, Puerto Rican patriot and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and the U.S., dies at 52
  • Jul 17 Alexei Nikolaevich, last Tsarevich of Russia and son of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13

Person of interestAnastasia Nikolaevna

Jul 17 Anastasia Nikolaevna, Russian grand duchess and daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna
  • Jul 17 Eugene Botkin, Russian court physician of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 53
  • Jul 17 Ivan Kharitonov, Russian cook of Tsar Nicholas II, executed around the age of 46
  • Jul 17 Anna Demidova, Russian lady in waiting of Tsarina Alexandra, executed at 40
  • Jul 17 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, executed at 19

Person of interestNicholas II

Jul 17 Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia (1894-1917), executed at 50

  • Jul 17 Olga Nikolaevna, Russian grand duchess and daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 22
  • Jul 17 Tatiana Nikolaevna, Russian grand duchess and daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 21
  • Jul 17 Alexei Trupp, Russian footman and assistant of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 62
  • Jul 17 Alexandra Feodorovna [Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine], last Russian tsarina (1894-1918), executed by firing squad at 46
  • Jul 18 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
  • Jul 19 Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
  • Jul 22 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • Jul 25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • Jul 25 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • Jul 26 Eduard "Mick" Mannock, British WW I flyer (Victoria Cross), dies
  • Jul 29 Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
  • Jul 30 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies

Person of interestJoyce Kilmer

Jul 30 Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

  • Aug 1 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, dies at 64
  • Aug 3 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • Aug 8 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • Aug 10 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • Aug 12 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), dies of cancer at 46
  • Aug 15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • Aug 29 Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
  • Aug 31 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI), dies at 36
  • Sep 3 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • Sep 4 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • Sep 12 George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
  • Sep 18 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33
  • Sep 19 Liza Lehmann, English composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 25 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • Sep 28 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • Sep 28 Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • Oct 5 Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies
  • Oct 7 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • Oct 9 Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WWI), murdered at 60
  • Oct 13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • Oct 15 Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)
  • Oct 16 Felix Arndt, American composer, dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 29
  • Oct 17 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • Oct 19 Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WWI), dies at 34
  • Oct 19 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), dies from the flu at 31
  • Oct 22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), dies from influenza and heart ailment at 27
  • Oct 24 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 28 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali), dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Edward Bouchet, American Physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, dies at 66
  • Oct 31 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, dies at 28
  • Oct 31 Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers
  • Nov 3 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)
  • Nov 3 Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (Lyapunov exponent), dies at 61
  • Nov 4 Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
  • Nov 4 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, dies at 85
  • Nov 9 Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • Nov 11 Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 11 George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
  • Nov 13 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • Nov 15 Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26
  • Nov 18 Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies at 43
  • Nov 26 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
  • Nov 28 Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • Dec 2 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer, dies in the flu pandemic at 38
  • Dec 2 Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • Dec 11 Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42
  • Dec 14 Sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered
  • Dec 18 Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 22 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83
  • Dec 26 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 28 George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies
  • Dec 28 Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)