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Deaths in History in January 1946

Person of interestWilliam Joyce

Jan 3 William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician and NAZI propagandist, hanged in Britain for treason at 39

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce

Person of interestDion Fortune

Jan 8 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Jan 9 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • Jan 23 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
  • Jan 26 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
  • Jan 29 Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55