Deaths in History in September 1940

  • Sep 3 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • Sep 7 Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
  • Sep 15 Dick Ket, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 37
  • Sep 26 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 26 William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), dies at 69
  • Sep 27 Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 27 Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)