Famous people died in 1940 - page 2

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin was a German philosopher, literary critic, essayist, writer and social critic

GermanJuly 15, 1892103 views

Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter counted among the greatest painters of the 20th century

GermanDecember 18, 1879290 views

Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain was a British Prime Minister from 1937 until 1940, best remembered for his policy of appeasement towards Hitler

BritishMarch 18, 1869194 views

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army

RussianNovember 7, 1879419 views

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was a famous American author who is known for his books like ‘This Side of Paradise’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’

AmericanSeptember 24, 1896147 views

Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman was a political activist known for her contribution to the development of anarchist political philosophy in the 20th century

AmericanJune 27, 1869153 views