Deaths in History in December 1940

  • Dec 5 Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)
  • Dec 8 George Exton Lloyd, Anglican Bishop and theologian (b. 1861)
  • Dec 9 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
  • Dec 13 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (b. 1851)
  • Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
  • Dec 17 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (b. 1860)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

  • Dec 22 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], American writer (Cool Million), dies at 37