Died in 1924

Jan 2 Sabine Baring-Gould Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould was an English Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, Lew Trenchard Manor near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to the English
Jan 3 Jiří Wolker a Czech poet, journalist and playwright. He was one of the founding members of KSČ - Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1921
Jan 4 Alfred Grünfeld an Austrian pianist and composer. He was the first pianist of note to make a recording, and a CD featuring many of his tracks is available. His brother was musician Heinrich Grünfeld. His Viennese house is at Getreidemarkt 10, and has a plaque above the door. His grave can be visited in the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna
Jan 9 Ponnambalam Arunachalam a Ceylonese statesman, who served as a member of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council.
Jan 12 Alexis Lapointe a Quebec athlete in the early 20th century who has become a legendary character of québécois folklore.
Jan 13 Georg Hermann Quincke a German physicist.
Jan 14 Géza Zichy a Hungarian composer and was also renowned as the world's first professional one-armed pianist. Zichy also published an autobiography and some poetry
Jan 19 Emil Adam a German equestrian painter.
Jan 20 Ivor Crapp a leading Australian rules football field umpire in the Victorian Football League at its formation in the 1890s, and with the West Australian Football League in the early 1900s. Known as VFL's 'Prince of Umpires', he umpired the first ever match in that League
Jan 21 Vladimir Lenin a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was replaced by the Soviet Union; all wealth including land, industry and business was nationalized. Based in Marxism, his political theories are known as Leninism
Jan 24 Marie-Adélaïde Grand Duchess of Luxembourg reigned from 1912 to 1919. She was the first grand duchess regnant of Luxembourg, and its first female monarch since Maria Theresa , and the first Luxembourgish monarch to be born within the territory since John the Blind
Jan 24 Clarence Larkin Rev. Clarence Larkin was an American Baptist pastor, Bible teacher and author whose writings on Dispensationalism had a great impact on conservative Protestant visual culture in the 20th century. His intricate and influential charts provided readers with a visual strategy for mapping God's action in history and for interpreting complex biblical prophecies
Jan 24 Mikhail Rodzianko a Russian politician, State Councillor and chamberlain of the Imperial family, Chairman of the State Duma and one of the leaders of the February Revolution of 1917, during which headed the Provisional Committee of the State Duma.
Jan 26 Sergey Zorin the First Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the city of Leningrad roughly equating to that of mayor. He held the position between November 1919 and February 1921. As such, he hosted the 2nd World Congress of the Comintern
Jan 27 Hasegawa Yoshimichi a field marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army and Japanese Governor General of Korea from 1916-1919. His Japanese decorations included Order of the Golden Kite and Order of the Chrysanthemum
Jan 28 Teófilo Braga a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected President of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.
Jan 31 Curt von Bardeleben a German chess master, journalist, and member of the German nobility.
Feb 1 Richard Robert most notable as a pedagogue in piano, composition and conducting. As a Viennese piano teacher, Richard Robert was discussed in the same breath as Emil von Sauer and Theodor Leschetizky. His notable students included Kurt Adler, Hans Gál, Clara Haskil, Rudolf Serkin and George Szell
Feb 1 Maurice Prendergast an American Post-Impressionist artist who worked in oil, watercolor, and monotype. He exhibited as a member of The Eight, though the delicacy of his compositions and mosaic-like beauty of his style differed from the artistic intentions and philosophy of the group
Feb 2 Aleksa Šantić a Bosnian Serb poet. He was the editor-in-chief of the review Zora
Feb 2 Mariya Krivopolenova a Russian folklore performer and a storyteller.
Feb 3 Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. He served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910 and was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. He led his Democratic Party to win control of both the White House and Congress in 1912
Feb 6 Ludwig von Graff an Austrian zoologist born in Pancsova.
Feb 8 Gee Jon a Chinese national who was the first person in the United States to be executed by lethal gas. A member of the Hip Sing Tong criminal society from San Francisco, California, Gee was sentenced to death for the murder of an elderly member from another gang in Nevada. An unsuccessful attempt to pump poison gas directly into his cell at Nevada State Prison led to the development of the gas chamber
Feb 11 Jacques Loeb a German-born American physiologist and biologist.
Feb 11 Jean-François Raffaëlli a French realist painter, sculptor, and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists. He was also active as an actor and writer
Feb 12 Olha Basarab a Ukrainian political activist and member of the Ukrainian Military Organization who conducted both charitable and humanitarian work that was recognized by the International Red Cross, as well as military or intelligence work on behalf of the Ukrainian underground. She was an executive of the Ukrainian Women's Union branch in Lviv Ukraine. She was arrested by the Polish police after being accused of working with the Ukrainian Military Organization and of spying for Germany. Materials indicating cooperation with Germany's intelligence were found at her home. Different accounts of her death in prison exist range from suicide to murder. Afterwards she was seen as a martyr and source of inspiration within the Ukrainian community
Feb 15 Lionel Monckton an English writer and composer of musical theatre. He became Britain's most popular composer of Edwardian musical comedy in the early years of the 20th century
Feb 16 John William Kendrick chief engineer, general manager and vice-president of the Northern Pacific Railway and later vice-chairman of the board of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
Feb 17 Henry Bacon best remembered for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. which was his final project
Feb 18 Victor Capoul a French operatic tenor with a lyric voice and a graceful singing style.
Feb 22 Oakley C. Curtis an American politician and the 50th Governor of Maine.
Feb 26 Princess Isabella of Bavaria the third child and eldest daughter of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria and his wife Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain. By her marriage to Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa, she became referred to as the Duchess of Genoa
Feb 28 Semyon Novgorodov a Yakut politician and linguist, the creator of a Yakut written language.
Mar 1 Princess Louise of Belgium the eldest daughter of Leopold II and his wife, Marie Henriette of Austria.
Mar 1 Louis Perrée a French fencer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He participated in Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris and won the silver medal in the epee. He was defeated by Ramón Fonst in the final
Mar 8 Alfred Holland Smith the President of New York Central Railroad from January 1914 to May 1918 and from June 1919 until his death. The entirety of Smith's forty-five-year career was dedicated to the railroads. He started his career as a messenger boy at the age of fourteen, earning 4 dollars a week, and became the highest-paid railroad manager in the U.S., receiving an annual salary of more than $100,000 according to one survey
Mar 9 Daniel Ridgway Knight an American artist born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Gleyre, and later worked in the private studio of Meissonier. After 1872 he lived in France, having a house and studio at Poissy on the Seine
Mar 11 Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg the first husband of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, the youngest sister of Tsar Nicholas II.
Mar 11 Ivan Evstratiev Geshov a Bulgarian politician who served as Prime Minister.
Mar 11 Helge von Koch a Swedish mathematician who gave his name to the famous fractal known as the Koch snowflake, one of the earliest fractal curves to be described.
Mar 13 Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin an African-American publisher, journalist, civil rights leader, suffragist, and editor of Women’s Era, the first newspaper published by and for African-American women.
Mar 20 Fernand Cormon a French painter born in Paris. He became a pupil of Alexandre Cabanel, Eugène Fromentin, and Jean-François Portaels, and one of the leading historical painters of modern France
Mar 21 Stepan Levitsky a Russian chess master and national chess champion.
Mar 22 Louis Delluc an Impressionist French film director, screen writer and film critic.
Mar 22 Robert Nivelle a French artillery officer who served in the Boxer Rebellion, and the First World War. Nivelle was a very capable commander and organizer of field artillery at the regimental and divisional levels. In May 1916, he was given command of the French Second Army in the Battle of Verdun, leading counter-offensives that rolled back the German forces in late 1916. However he and General Charles Mangin were already accused of wasting French lives at Verdun
Mar 22 William Macewen a Scottish surgeon. He was a pioneer in modern brain surgery and contributed to the development of bone graft surgery, the surgical treatment of hernia and of pneumonectomy
Mar 22 Vlastimil Tusar a Czech journalist and political figure. He served as prime minister of Czechoslovakia from 1919 to 1920
Mar 25 Wong Fei-hung a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary, who became a folk hero and the subject of numerous films and television series. He is considered an expert in the Hung Gar style of Chinese martial arts. As one of the best known Hung Gar practitioners in modern times, Wong and his martial arts lineage have received a lot of attention. As a physician, Wong practised and taught acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine in Po-chi-lam , his private clinic in Foshan, Guangdong. A museum dedicated to him was built in Foshan. Wong's most famous students included Wong Hon-hei , Lam Sai-wing, Leung Foon, Dang Fong, Wong Sai-wing and Ling Wan-kai. In folk tales, Wong is often associated with the Ten Tigers of Canton
Mar 27 Walter Parratt an English organist and composer.