Deaths in History in 1927

  • Jan 3 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • Jan 9 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71

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Jan 17 Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • 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 27 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army
  • Jan 27 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • Feb 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
  • Feb 13 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • 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 23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • Mar 31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)
  • Apr 15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • Apr 15 Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)
  • May 2 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (b. 1866)
  • May 5 Charles Boissevain, editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908), dies
  • May 11 Henry Martyn Robert, (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • 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 commits suicide (b. 1872)
  • May 25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • May 28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies
  • May 28 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard GHH Cuypers, architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67

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Jun 2 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)

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

Civil Rights Activist Victoria Woodhull
Civil Rights Activist
Victoria Woodhull
  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)
  • Jul 5 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • Jul 7 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • Jul 10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated
  • 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 Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • Aug 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • Aug 13 James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • Aug 17 Horace Alderman, American murderer, hanged
  • Aug 23 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
  • Sep 12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • Sep 12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Herman Gorter, socialist/poet (Mai, Pan), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • Sep 29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Invented the electrocardiodiogram, awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • Sep 29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69
  • Oct 2 Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies
  • Oct 10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • Oct 22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • 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 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
  • Dec 14 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Dec 25 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66