Died in 1921

Jan 1 Afanasy Seredin-Sabatin best known as the first European architect to live and work in the Korean Empire from 1890 to 1904. He built a number of palaces in European style within the city of Seoul. He also built the first Russian Legation building, also in the city of Seoul. This building is a historical site because shortly after the Japanese invasion of Korea, in 1895, when the Korean Queen Min was assassinated by the Japanese, King Gojong and his son were given refuge in the Russian Legation for a year
Jan 1 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor of the German Empire from 1909 to 1917.
Jan 2 Franz Defregger an Austrian artist known mostly for his genre and history paintings.
Jan 2 Doud Eisenhower the first son of Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower. He was named "Doud" in honor of his mother and "Dwight" in honor of his father. He was commonly called "Icky" amongst his family members
Jan 2 Dmitry Chernov a Russian metallurgist. He is known by his discovery of polymorphous transformations in steel and the iron-carbon phase diagram. This discovery is the beginning of scientific metallography
Jan 5 Adolf Appellöf a Swedish marine zoologist.
Jan 6 Devil Anse Hatfield the patriarch of the Hatfield clan during the infamous Hatfield–McCoy feud which has since formed a part of American folklore. Devil Anse himself survived the feud and agreed to end it in 1891
Jan 6 Arseny Koreshchenko a Russian pianist and composer of classical music, including operas and ballets.
Jan 9 Rafael Antonio Gutiérrez born in Ilobasco, Cabañas Department, El Salvador. His father was a Spaniard and his mother was named Marcela Gutierrez. His wife was Carlota Mejía and their children were Rafael Antonio, Carlos, Carlota, Tulio, Marcela, Rosa, Bernardo and María
Jan 10 Raymond Thorne an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics in Louis, Missouri.
Jan 12 Gervase Elwes an English tenor of great distinction, who exercised a powerful influence over the development of English music from the early 1900s up until his death in 1921 due to a railroad accident in Boston at the height of his career.
Jan 13 Ioan D. Caragiani a Romanian folklorist and translator. He was one of the founding members of the Romanian Academy
Jan 18 Filippo Camassei an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem from 1906 to 1919, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1919.
Jan 18 Wilhelm Julius Foerster a German astronomer. His name can also be written Förster, but is usually written "Foerster" even in most German sources where 'ö' is otherwise used in the text
Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand a German sculptor.
Jan 20 Alfred Gabriel Nathorst a Swedish Arctic explorer, geologist and palaeobotanist. Nathorst was born in Väderbrunn outside Nyköping and died in Stockholm
Jan 20 Živojin Mišić third Serbian Field Marshal and arguably the most successful Serbian commander who participated in all of Serbia's wars from 1876 to 1918. He directly commanded the First Serbian army in the Battle of Kolubara and in breach of the Thessaloniki Front was the Chief of the Supreme Command
Jan 22 George Streeter born near the town of Flint, Michigan. From 1886 to 1921 Streeter spun lies, forged legal documents and used violence to wrest 186 acres of Lake Michigan shoreline away from its rightful owners. Failing in his efforts to defraud the wealthy landowners, he then turned to robbing the poor by selling them land that he did not own
Jan 23 Władysław Żeleński (musician) a Polish composer, pianist and organist.
Jan 23 Mykola Leontovych a Ukrainian composer, choral conductor, priest, and teacher of international renown. His music was inspired by Mykola Lysenko and the Ukrainian nationalist music school. Leontovych specialized in a cappella choral music, ranging from original compositions, to church music, to elaborate arrangements of folk music
Jan 23 Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz a German anatomist, famous for consolidating the neuron theory of organization of the nervous system and for naming the chromosome. He is also remembered in two macroanatomical structures of the human body which were named after him: Waldeyer's tonsillar ring and Waldeyer's glands
Jan 27 Maurice Buckley an Australian soldier serving under the pseudonym Gerald Sexton who was awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. This is the most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces
Jan 27 Manlaibaatar Damdinsüren a military commander, Pan-Mongolist and diplomat who lead Mongolia's struggle for independence in 1911.
Jan 27 Justiniano Borgoño a Peruvian soldier and politician who briefly occupied the Presidency of Peru during 1894.
Jan 28 Ethem Nejat a Turkish revolutionary communist militant.
Jan 29 Mustafa Suphi a Turkish communist leader.
Jan 31 Frederic Hale Parkhurst a former Maine Republican politician.
Feb 2 Andrea Carlo Ferrari a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Milan.
Feb 2 Luigi Mancinelli a leading Italian orchestral conductor. He also composed music for the stage and concert hall and played the cello
Feb 4 Xavier Mellery a Belgian Symbolist painter.
Feb 8 Barrett Wendell an American academic known for a series of textbooks including English Composition, studies of Cotton Mather and William Shakespeare, A Literary History of America, The France of Today, and The Traditions of European Literature.
Feb 8 Peter Kropotkin a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist.
Feb 8 Colin Archer a Scottish naval architect and shipbuilder from Larvik, Norway. His parents had immigrated to Norway from Scotland in 1825
Feb 8 Max Dvořák a Czech-born Austrian art historian. He is considered a member of the Vienna School of Art History
Feb 9 James Huneker an American art, book, music, and theater critic. A colorful individual and an ambitious writer, he was "an American with a great mission," in the words of his friend, the critic Benjamin de Casseres, and that mission was to educate Americans about the best cultural achievements, native and European, of his time
Feb 10 Moisey Ostrogorsky a Belarusian political scientist, historian, jurist and sociologist. Along with Max Weber and Robert Michels, he is considered one of the founders of political sociology, especially in the field of theories about Party Systems and political parties. As Ostrogorsky noted, loyalty to parties is often comparable to loyalty to one's religion. He was a member of the First State Duma of the Russian Empire in 1906-1907
Feb 12 Troels Frederik Lund a Danish historian.
Feb 15 Hans Haym a German conductor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As musical director in the town of Elberfeld he championed the works of the then unknown English composer Frederick Delius before that composer's works were heard in his native country
Feb 17 William Odling an English chemist who contributed to the development of the periodic table.
Feb 22 Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah the ninth monarch of Kuwait of the line of Al-Sabah. He was the second son of Mubarak Al-Sabah and is the ancestor of the Al-Salem branch of the Al-Sabah family. He ruled from February 5, 1917 to February 22, 1921. Prior to his ascension, he served as the governor of Kuwait City from 1915 to 1917. He succeeded his brother Jaber II Al-Sabah upon his death
Feb 24 Goyō Hashiguchi an artist in Japan.
Feb 26 Carl Menger the founder of the Austrian School of economics. Menger contributed to the development of the theory of marginalism, , which rejected the cost-of-production theories of value, such as were developed by the classical economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo
Feb 27 Schofield Haigh a Yorkshire and England cricketer. He played for eighteen seasons for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, for England from the 1898/99 tour to 1912, and was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1901
Mar 1 Nicholas I of Montenegro king of Montenegro, reigning as king from 1910 to 1918 and as prince from 1860 to 1910. He was also a poet, notably penning "Onamo, 'namo!", a popular song from Montenegro
Mar 1 Adalbert Ricken a German Roman Catholic priest and mycologist born in Fulda.
Mar 2 Champ Clark a prominent American politician in the Democratic Party from the 1890s until his death. A Representative of Missouri from 1893 to 1895 and from 1897 to 1921, he served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1912
Mar 2 Henryk Pachulski a Polish-born pianist, composer and teacher who spent most of his life in Russia.
Mar 3 Pierre Cuypers a Dutch architect. His name is most frequently associated with the Amsterdam Central Station and the Rijksmuseum , both in Amsterdam. More representative for his oeuvre, however, are numerous churches, of which he designed more than 100. Moreover, he restored a large number of monuments
Mar 3 Auguste Mercier a French general and Minister of War at the time of the Dreyfus Affair.
Mar 5 Charles Winder an American sport shooter, who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was a colonel in the Ohio Army National Guard