Deaths in History in January 1941

  • Jan 4 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81

Person of interestAmy Johnson

Jan 5 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37

Aviator Amy Johnson
Aviator
Amy Johnson
  • Jan 6 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60

Person of interestRobert Baden-Powell

Jan 8 Robert Baden-Powell, British founder of the Boy Scout movement, dies at 83

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell
  • Jan 9 Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • Jan 10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian and antifascist, murdered at 67
  • Jan 10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)

Person of interestJames Joyce

Jan 13 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jan 17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • Jan 29 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69