Deaths in History in 1924

  • Jan 13 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • Jan 14 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)

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Jan 21 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
  • Jan 28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56

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Feb 3 Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Feb 8 Gee John, US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada), dies
  • Feb 9 Nils Kj'r, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53

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Feb 17 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), dies at 57

Architect Henry Bacon
Architect
Henry Bacon
  • Feb 24 Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • Mar 1 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • Mar 12 Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet, inventor (rayon), dies
  • Mar 22 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Apr 2 Johannes E. B. Warming, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82

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Apr 14 Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • Apr 14 Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, French prince and president of the Société de Géographie, dies at 65
  • Apr 24 G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
  • May 1 August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • May 4 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), dies at 65
  • May 6 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • May 8 Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23
  • May 10 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58
  • May 15 Paul d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist, dies at 71
  • May 21 Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14
  • May 25 Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889)
  • May 29 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies

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Jun 3 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • Jun 8 Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

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Jun 8 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), dies in a climbing accident at 37 (b. 1886)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 10 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
  • Jun 11 Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Jr, Dutch minister (CHU), dies at 87
  • Jun 30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • Jul 10 Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)

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Aug 3 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • Aug 9 Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • Aug 25 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • Sep 18 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
  • Sep 24 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), dies in prison at 66
  • Oct 6 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Christian Philosophy), dies at 71
  • Oct 9 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • Oct 12 Anatole France, writer, dies at 80
  • Oct 13 Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies
  • Oct 29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • Nov 9 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • Nov 19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • Nov 21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • Nov 22 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies
  • Dec 2 Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)

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Dec 13 Samuel Gompers, organizer (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • Dec 27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, dis at 58
  • Dec 29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)