Historical Figures Who Died in 1927

  • Jan 3 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • Jan 9 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), dies at 71
  • Jan 11 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish Indologist and scholar, dies at 41

Juliette Gordon LowJuliette Gordon Low (1860-1927)

Jan 17 American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, dies of breast cancer at 66

  • Jan 19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • Jan 22 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 90
  • Jan 27 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army
  • Feb 13 Brooks Adams, American philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • Feb 16 Friedrich Reinitzer, Austrian chemist and botanist (discovered properties of liquid crystals), dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Georg Brandes [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85
  • Mar 3 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • Mar 4 Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • Mar 5 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • Mar 12 Arthur Bernard Deacon, British anthropologist (Malekula: A Vanishing People in the New Hebrides), dies of blackwater fever (b. 1903)
  • Mar 23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • Apr 15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • May 2 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (Frank–Starling law of the heart), dies at 61
  • May 5 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), dies at 84
  • May 11 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • May 17 Harold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
  • May 18 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (Bath School disaster), commits suicide at 55 after killing his wife and blowing up a school
  • May 25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • May 28 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  • May 28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies at 73
  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden (1860-1927)

Jun 1 American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), dies of pneumonia at 66

  • Jun 2 Eduard Cuypers, Dutch architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), dies at 79
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered

Victoria WoodhullVictoria Woodhull (1838-1927)

Jun 9 American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), dies at 88

  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), dies at 68
  • Jul 5 Albrecht Kossel, German physician (Nobel 1910), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • Jul 10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated at 35
  • Jul 13 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies
  • Jul 20 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jul 25 Matilde Serao [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • Jul 30 Robert de Flers, French writer and playwright (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies at 54
  • Aug 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • Aug 13 James Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • Aug 23 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Massachusetts
  • Aug 28 Li Dazhao [Ta-chao], Chinese intellectual, revolutionary and co-founder of the Chinese Communist Party with Chen Duxiu, executed as a political prisoner at 37
  • Sep 12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, dies at 80
  • Sep 12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • Sep 15 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist and poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • Sep 29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69
  • Sep 29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and inventor of the electrocardiodiogram (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • Sep 30 Samuel Garman, American zoologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and namesake of a Jamaican lizard, dies at 84
  • Oct 2 Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist (1903 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth), dies at 46
  • Oct 10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • Oct 22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • Oct 27 Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, dies of wounds following a gunfight with a rival gangster, John "Snowy" Cutmore, at 39
  • Oct 29 Leonard Nelson, German philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • Nov 3 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • Nov 11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 23 Stanisław Przybyszewski, Polish writer and dramatist, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New Guinea), dies
  • Nov 28 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Julian Sochocki, Russian-Polish mathematician, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, dies at 44
  • Dec 25 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66