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Deaths in History in 1925

  • Jan 12 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist and founder of modern mycology, dies at 85
  • Jan 19 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Queen consort of the Two Sicilies, dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • Jan 30 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • Jan 31 George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist, dies at 57
  • Feb 18 James Lane Allen, American writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Nina David [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • Feb 22 Thomas Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart), dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, President of Germany 1919-25), dies at 54
  • Mar 4 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • Mar 10 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56

Person of interestSun Yat-sen

Mar 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, dies of liver cancer at 58

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Mar 20 George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66

  • Mar 23 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general and minister of War, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), dies at 92
  • Mar 30 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • Apr 7 Saint Tikhon of Moscow [Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin], 11th Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia, dies at 60
  • Apr 13 Elwood Haynes, American automotive pioneer (built one of 1st US autos), dies at 67
  • Apr 14 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • Apr 15 John Singer Sargent, American painter (Wyndham Sisters), dies at 69
  • May 7 William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
  • May 8 Frank L. Gillespie, American founder of Supreme Life Insurance Company, dies at 48
  • May 12 Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony) and colonial administrator, dies at 71
  • May 12 Amy Lowell, American imagist poet (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) 1926, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 51
  • May 13 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • May 14 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), dies at 68
  • May 22 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, 1st Earl of Ypres and British WWI field marshal, dies at 72
  • May 30 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (The Third Reich), dies at 49
  • Jun 4 Pierre Louÿs, French writer (Aphrodite), dies at 54
  • Jun 7 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer, politician and activist (founded Swaraj Party), dies at 55
  • Jun 18 Robert M. La Follette, American lawyer and presidential candidate (Progressive), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (b. 1842)

  • Jun 21 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • Jun 22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanstan Colloquium), dies at 76
  • Jul 1 Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
  • Jul 7 Clarence Hudson White, American photographer, dies at 54
  • Jul 13 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • Jul 18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)

Person of interestWilliam Jennings Bryan

Jul 26 William Jennings Bryan, American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", dies at 65

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jul 26 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (Begriffsschrift), dies at 76
  • Aug 1 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • Aug 4 Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies
  • Aug 15 Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter, dies at 46
  • Aug 17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • Aug 25 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, dies at 72
  • Sep 7 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • Sep 7 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Henry Lincoln "Linc" Johnson, American attorney and politician, remembered as one of the most prominent early 20th century African-American Republicans, dies of a stroke at 55
  • Sep 16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • Sep 29 Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • Sep 29 Léon-Victor-Auguste Bourgeois, French Prime Minister (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • Oct 8 Abraham Pieter Cornelis van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27), dies at 89
  • Oct 11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer, dies at 58
  • Oct 24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • Nov 2 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • Nov 6 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam (1916-25), dies of TB at 40
  • Nov 9 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Alexandra, Danish princess and Queen of Great Britain, consort to Edward VII, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor and painter, dies of tuberculosis at 40
  • Dec 5 Wilhelmina E Drucker [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924), dies at 58
  • Dec 6 Dat So la Lee "Dabuda" or Louise Keyser, Native American (Washoe) basket weaver dies aged about 96
  • Dec 23 A S C Wallis [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer (Vorstengunst), dies at 69
  • Dec 25 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, dies at 30
  • Dec 25 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst, dies at 48
  • Dec 27 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/literary (Assault!), dies at 44
  • Dec 27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, dies at 30
  • Dec 28 Louisa Aldrich-Blake, British pioneering surgeon, dies of cancer at 65
  • Dec 29 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60