Deaths in History in August 1941

  • Aug 2 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70

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Aug 7 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), dies at 80

  • Aug 14 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
  • Aug 14 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • Aug 29 Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
  • Aug 29 Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36
  • Aug 30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)
  • Aug 31 Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
  • Aug 31 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), committed suicide at 48