Famous Deaths for Year 1920

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Jan 1st - Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
Jan 4th - Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
Jan 7th - Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)
Jan 14th - John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)
Jan 16th - Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60
Jan 20th - Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)
Jan 25th - Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35
Jan 26th - Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
Feb 7th - Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
Feb 7th - Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874)
Feb 8th - Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56
Feb 12th - Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67
Feb 12th - Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
Feb 12th - Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31
Feb 20th - Robert E Peary, US pole explorer (North Pole, 6/4/1909), dies at 63
Feb 21st - Jacinta Marto, witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (b. 1910)
Feb 23rd - Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61
Feb 25th - Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
Feb 26th - Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38
Feb 27th - Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72
Mar 1st - Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
Mar 1st - John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (b. 1842)
Mar 3rd - Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840)
Mar 8th - Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
Mar 11th - Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (b. 1865)
Mar 20th - Venustiano Carranza, president Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60
Mar 21st - Federigo Tozzi, Ital writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
Mar 26th - William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
Mar 27th - Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26
Apr 3rd - Homer Newton Bartlett, composer, dies at 74
Apr 7th - Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841)
Apr 8th - Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
Apr 10th - Moritz B Cantor, German mathematician, dies at 90
Apr 10th - Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
Apr 15th - Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74
Apr 16th - John Conrad Nordqvist, composer, dies at 80
Apr 26th - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)
Apr 29th - William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
May 10th - John Wesley Hyatt, inventor/plastics pioneer, dies
May 11th - William D Howells, US author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83
May 16th - Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824)
May 17th - Maitland Hathorn, cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests S Afr 1901-11), dies
May 23rd - Svetozar Boroević, Austrian field marshal (b. 1856)
Jun 5th - Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
Jun 13th - Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at peace confer
Jun 14th - Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies
Jun 15th - Michel-Gaston Carraud, composer, dies at 55
Jun 20th - Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55
Jun 30th - Lena Christ, writer, dies at 38
Jul 2nd - William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)
Jul 5th - John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
Jul 5th - Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
Jul 10th - Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Emperor of France, dies at 94
Jul 10th - John A "Jacky" Kilverston, adm/designer (dreadnought), dies at 79
Jul 10th - Jackie Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)
Jul 22nd - William Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849)
Jul 23rd - Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
Jul 26th - Carlos Troyer, composer, dies at 83
Aug 1st - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
Aug 2nd - Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891)
Aug 4th - Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54
Aug 6th - Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)
Aug 10th - Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (b. 1835)
Aug 16th - J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies
Aug 17th - Ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies
Aug 17th - Ray Chapman, American baseball player (b. 1891)
Aug 22nd - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
Aug 31st - Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher, dies
Sep 5th - Robert Harron, actor (Intolerance), accidental shot to death at 27
Sep 7th - Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855)
Sep 16th - Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
Sep 25th - William F Sudds, composer, dies at 77
Oct 2nd - Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82
Oct 6th - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
Oct 13th - Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist, dies at 86
Oct 16th - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
Oct 20th - Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
Oct 25th - Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20), dies after ape bite at 27
Oct 29th - Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74
Oct 31st - Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)
Nov 2nd - Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
Nov 8th - Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83
Nov 8th - Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
Nov 21st - Caryl Florio, composer, dies at 77
Nov 21st - William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77
Nov 22nd - Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
Nov 23rd - Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies
Nov 25th - Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
Dec 6th - Karel Kovarovic, composer, dies at 57
Dec 10th - Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (b. 1868)
Dec 12th - Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
Dec 12th - Paul Lacome, composer, dies at 82
Dec 14th - George Gipp, American football player (b. 1895)
Dec 16th - Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies
Dec 21st - Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
Dec 31st - Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43

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