Deaths in History in March 1940

  • Mar 1 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), dies at 62
  • Mar 4 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), dies at 79
  • Mar 5 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
  • Mar 7 Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937), dies at 87
  • Mar 10 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)

Person of interestSelma Lagerlöf

Mar 16 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • Mar 19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
  • Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)

Person of interestMichael Joseph Savage

Mar 27 Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-born New Zealand politician and first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand (1935-40), dies of colon cancer at 68

New Zealand Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage
New Zealand Prime Minister
Michael Joseph Savage