Deaths in History in February 1941

  • Feb 2 Johannes Schlaf, German writer and translator, dies at 78
  • Feb 4 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • Feb 6 Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/Min of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63

Person of interestFrederick Banting

Feb 21 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies in a plane crash at 49

  • Feb 24 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • Feb 26 Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
  • Feb 27 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
  • Feb 28 King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)