Deaths in History in 1930

  • Jan 9 Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • Feb 6 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
  • Feb 22 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • Feb 26 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64

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Mar 2 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

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Mar 8 William Howard Taft, 27th US President (Republican: 1909-13) and Chief Justice, dies at 72

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Mar 8 Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
  • Mar 12 Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

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Mar 12 William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Mar 13 Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, American writer (Revolt of Mother), dies at 77
  • Mar 15 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 16 Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja, Sp dictator (1923-30), dies at 60

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Mar 19 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), dies of unremitting circulatory trouble at 81

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Mar 29 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies
  • Apr 1 Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
  • Apr 2 Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • Apr 14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • Apr 17 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
  • Apr 19 Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
  • Apr 21 Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • Apr 21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • May 12 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70

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May 13 Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer and diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1922), dies at 68

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • May 13 Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
  • May 17 Herbert David Croly, US founder (New Republic), dies at 61
  • May 25 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
  • Jun 5 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies
  • Jun 10 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • Jun 11 Henry Clay Folger Jr, CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • Jun 16 Ezra Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (b. 1866)
  • Jun 22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82

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Jul 7 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • Jul 19 Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • Jul 30 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • Aug 27 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Aug 29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • Sep 5 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • Sep 23 Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • Sep 24 William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • Sep 29 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • Oct 3 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • Oct 10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • Oct 14 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies

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Oct 15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 64

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)
  • Nov 2 Oliver Perry Hay, American Paleontologist, dies at 84

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Nov 3 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener

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Nov 5 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Dec 11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • Dec 23 Johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67