Deaths in History in February 1944

Person of interestPiet Mondrian

Feb 1 Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • Feb 4 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
  • Feb 5 Robert E. Park, American sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79
  • Feb 10 Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)
  • Feb 17 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64
  • Feb 22 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, dies at 74

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

Feb 23 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), dies at 80

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland
  • Feb 29 Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, President of Finland (b. 1861)