Famous people died in 1942

    Reinhard Heydrich

    Reinhard Heydrich

    Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II

    GermanMarch 7, 1904384 views

    Carole Lombard

    Carole Lombard was an American film actress known for her energetic and often unusual roles in screwball comedies of the 1930s

    AmericanOctober 6, 1908103 views

    Bruce Kingsbury

    Bruce Steel Kingsbury was an Australian soldier who was awarded the ‘Victoria Cross’ (VC), for his gallant actions during the ‘Battle of Isurava’

    Jean Baptiste Perrin

    Jean Baptiste Perrin was a renowned French physicist who was honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1926

    FrenchSeptember 30, 1870114 views

    Edith Stein

    Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher, who was killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp

    GermanOctober 12, 1891159 views

    Aurel Stodola

    Aurel Stodola was a Slovak engineer and inventor

    SlovakMay 10, 1859231 views

    Yanka Kupala

    Yanka Kupala was a Belarusian nationalist poet, who is famous for his poem ‘Ад сэрца’ (‘From the Heart’)

    BelarusianJuly 7, 1882162 views

    Ludvig Puusepp

    Ludvig Puusepp was an Estonian surgeon and the world's first professor of neurosurgery

    Estonian1875173 views

    William Henry Bragg

    Sir William Henry Bragg was a British scientist who shared the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics with his son, William Lawrence Bragg

    BritishJuly 2, 1862199 views

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author who penned the famous novel, ‘Anne of the Green Gables’