Historical Figures Who Died in 1932

  • Jan 1 C. P. Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 George Forrest, Scottish botanist (plant hunter in western China), dies at 59
  • Jan 8 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), dies at 65
  • Jan 13 Sophia of Prussia, Queen consort of Constantine I of Greece, dies at 61
  • Jan 15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (b. 1893)
  • Jan 21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • Jan 24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • Jan 24 Paul Warburg, German-American investment banker who influenced and encouraged the design of the Federal Reserve, dies at 63
  • Feb 2 Agha Petros, Assyrian nationalist leader

Mad Dog CollMad Dog Coll (1908-1932)

Feb 8 Irish-American mob hitman, murdered at 23 by the Dutch Schultz gang

  • Feb 9 Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered

Edgar WallaceEdgar Wallace (1875-1932)

Feb 10 English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, dies of diabetes at 76

  • Feb 16 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
  • Feb 17 Franz Gailliard, Belgian painter and graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • Feb 18 Frederick Augustus III, last King of Saxony (1904-18), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)
  • Mar 1 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • Mar 5 Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered

Aristide BriandAristide Briand (1862-1932)

Mar 7 11 time Prime Minister of France (1909-22) and 1926 Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 69

  • Mar 8 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • Mar 12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide
  • Mar 14 Frederick Jackson Turner, American historian (known for his "frontier thesis"), dies at 70

George EastmanGeorge Eastman (1854-1932)

Mar 14 American inventor (Kodak camera and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), shoots himself in the heart at 77

  • Mar 20 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian biologist (artificial insemination of animals), dies at 61
  • Apr 2 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (invented bulldogging), dies after being kicked in the head by a bronco at 61
  • Apr 4 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Wilhelm Ostwald, Baltic German physical chemist (Nobel Prize - 1909), dies at 78
  • Apr 7 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Apr 10 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
  • Apr 17 Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist and town planner who coined the term conurbation, dies at 77
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and glottologist, dies at 73
  • Apr 27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), commits suicide at 32 by jumping overboard into the Gulf of Mexico
  • May 1 Paul Doumer, President France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov
  • May 3 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), dies at 51
  • May 3 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (specialized in anomalous phenomena), dies at 57
  • May 7 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), dies at 53
  • May 15 Inukai Tsuyoshi, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1931-32), assassinated by Navy officers at 76
  • May 15 Ki Inukai, premier Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • May 16 Ki Imukai, premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • May 16 William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies
  • May 20 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, dies at 73
  • May 22 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Gold Apple) and patron of Yeats, dies at 80
  • Jun 12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet and writer (Book of Love), dies at 54
  • Jun 12 ThTheo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
  • Jun 16 Frederik Willem van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden), dies at 72
  • Jun 19 Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
  • Jul 2 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • Jul 3 Arthur Hawley Scribner, American magazine and book publisher, dies at 73
  • Jul 5 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, dies at 51
  • Jul 6 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), dies at 51
  • Jul 7 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, dies at 87

King C. GilletteKing C. Gillette (1855-1932)

Jul 9 American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77

  • Jul 20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 22 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist, dies at 78
  • Jul 22 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., American theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian-American inventor and radio pioneer - reputedly broadcast 1st program of voice & music, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Roosje Vos, Dutch seamstress, and trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (It Bolleken), dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Israël Querido, Dutch writer (Jordan), dies at 59
  • Aug 9 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, dies after a three-month illness at 69
  • Aug 20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • Aug 30 Willem Marinus van Rossum, Dutch cardinal and prefect of Propaganda Fide, dies at 77
  • Sep 5 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • Sep 5 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • Sep 13 Paul Gorguloff, Russian murderer of French President Paul Doumer, beheaded at 37
  • Sep 16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • Sep 20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Wovoka, Paiute visionary
  • Oct 17 Jane Poupelet, French sculptor and graphic artist (la bande à Schnegg), dies at 58
  • Oct 19 Lindley M. Garrison, American lawyer and 46th U.S. Secretary of War (1913-16), dies at 67
  • Oct 22 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, American Quaker orator, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, writer, and mountaineer, dies of a stroke at 89
  • Oct 29 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian woman who was the 2nd wife of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, commits suicide at 31
  • Nov 16 Carry van Bruggen [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • Nov 21 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, dies at 68
  • Nov 21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • Nov 22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • Dec 4 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • Dec 12 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • Dec 13 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (b. 1853)
  • Dec 18 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist and revisionist, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908)