Famous Deaths in 1921

  • Jan 2 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), dies at 64
  • Jan 7 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
  • Jan 23 Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
  • Jan 27 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian soldier (b. 1891)
  • Jan 29 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • Feb 2 Luigi Mancinelli, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Max Wilhelm Zach, composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 4 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • Feb 7 Peter Kropotkin, Russ Prince/geologist/revolut anarchist, dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78
  • Feb 12 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies

  • Feb 13 Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
  • Feb 15 Hans Haym, German conductor, dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
  • Feb 26 Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81
  • Feb 27 Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
  • Mar 1 Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
  • Mar 2 Champ Clark, American politician (b. 1850)
  • Mar 2 Henryk Pachulski, Polish composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 3 P.J.H. [Pierre] Cuypers, Dutch architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • Mar 11 Sherburne W Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • Mar 12 Isabella Caroline Somerset, British philanthropist, temperance leader and campaigner for women's rights, dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and CEO (Fiat Automakers), dies at 81
  • Mar 21 "Big Jim" Colisimo, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • Mar 24 Deodat de Severac, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 24 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player, dies at 39
  • Mar 24 James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86
  • Mar 29 John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), dies at 83
  • Apr 5 Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
  • Apr 8 Ernst von Possart, German actor and theatre director (Bayerische Hoftheater), dies at 79
  • Apr 11 Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia, wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), dies at 70
  • Apr 29 Arthur Mold, British cricket bowler (1893, banished for throwing), dies
  • May 1 Louis Campbell-Tipton, US composer, dies at 43
  • May 3 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, dies at 36
  • May 5 Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies

  • May 5 William Friese-Greene, British photographer and inventor (motion pictures), dies at 65
  • May 12 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies
  • May 13 Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • May 22 Marie E Wilton, writer, dies
  • May 28 Geo Mestdagh, Belgian aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jun 4 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • Jun 5 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • Jun 18 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies at 70
  • Jun 18 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • Jun 19 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • Jun 29 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • Jul 2 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), dies at 72
  • Jul 11 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, dies at 75
  • Aug 2 Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
  • Aug 7 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • Aug 8 Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
  • Aug 16 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • Aug 26 Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
  • Aug 26 Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
  • Aug 29 Joel Asaph Allen, American zoologist (Allen's rule) and first curator of birds and mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, dies at 83
  • Sep 2 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • Sep 2 Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil pioneer (b. 1855)
  • Sep 7 Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • Sep 11 Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)
  • Sep 13 Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Ludwig-Alexander von Battenberg [Mountbatten], admiral (WWI), dies at 67
  • Sep 15 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Russ baron/general, dies
  • Sep 21 José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader, dies at 64
  • Sep 22 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), dies at 71
  • Sep 27 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (SHänsel und Gretel), dies at 67
  • Sep 30 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45
  • Oct 18 King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • Oct 19 Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • Oct 23 John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81
  • Oct 25 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter in the Wild West, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Nov 4 Takasji Hara, premier of Japan, murdered
  • Nov 8 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • Nov 12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 17 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • Nov 17 Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
  • Nov 27 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician]] (b. 1854)
  • Nov 28 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
  • Nov 29 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60
  • Dec 10 Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
  • Dec 12 Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (period-luminosity relation), dies at 53
  • Dec 13 Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
  • Dec 16 Camille Saint-Saens, French composer (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, dies at 71
  • Dec 21 P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84
  • Dec 25 Hans Huber, Swiss composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 25 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (The Blind Musician), dies at 68
  • Dec 31 Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (b. 1860)