Famous Deaths in February 1944

  • Feb 1 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, dies at 72

Person of interestPiet Mondrian

Feb 1 Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • Feb 4 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • Feb 4 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
  • Feb 5 Robert E. Park, American sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79
  • Feb 7 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • Feb 8 Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for England 1896), dies
  • Feb 10 Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)
  • Feb 11 Ivan Sollertinski, friend of Russian composer D Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • Feb 16 Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 17 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64
  • Feb 19 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 21 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)
  • Feb 22 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, dies at 74

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

Feb 23 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), dies at 80

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • Feb 29 Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, President of Finland (b. 1861)