Died in 1929

Jan 1 Burton Downing an American racing cyclist who competed in the early twentieth century. An all round cycling talent, he competed in Cycling at the 1904 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals in the 25 mile and the 2 mile, three silver medals in the ¼ mile, ⅓ mile and mile and a bronze medal in the ½ mile race
Jan 5 Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856–1929) a Russian general in World War A grandson of Nicholas I of Russia, he was commander in chief of the Russian armies on the main front in the first year of the war, and was later a successful commander in the Caucasus.
Jan 7 Eugenio Tosi an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as archbishop of Milan from 1922 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1922
Jan 7 Henry Arthur Jones an English dramatist.
Jan 10 Julio Antonio Mella a founder of the "internationalized" Cuban Communist Party. Mella studied law in the University of Havana until he was expelled in 1925 and is considered a hero by the present Cuban government. Some Cubans view him as a victim of the Stalin-Trotsky struggle. His biography varies with the source consulted
Jan 10 Karl Heun a German mathematician who introduced Heun's equation, Heun functions, and Heun's method.
Jan 11 Elfrida Andrée a Swedish organist, composer, and conductor.
Jan 12 Ivar Böhling a Finnish wrestler who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Jan 13 Wyatt Earp an American gambler, Pima County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cowboys. He is often regarded as the central figure in the shootout in Tombstone, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone City Marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day, and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat. Earp lived a restless life. He was at different times in his life a constable, city policeman, county sheriff, teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and boxing referee. Earp spent his early life in Iowa. His first wife Urilla Sutherland Earp died while pregnant less than a year after they married. Within the next two years he was arrested, sued twice, escaped from jail, then was arrested three more times for "keeping and being found in a house of ill-fame". He landed in the cattle boomtown of Wichita, Kansas, where he became a deputy city marshal for one year and developed a solid reputation as a lawman. In 1876 he followed his brother James to Dodge City, Kansas, where he became an assistant city marshal. In winter 1878, he went to Texas to gamble where he met John Henry "Doc" Holliday, whom Earp credited with saving his life
Jan 13 H. B. Higgins Henry Bournes Higgins , Australian politician and judge, always known in his lifetime as B. Higgins, was a highly influential figure in Australian politics and law
Jan 14 Sergei Nilus a Russian religious writer and self-described mystic.
Jan 14 Georges-Fernand Widal a French physician.
Jan 19 Liang Qichao a Chinese scholar, journalist, philosopher and reformist who lived during the late Qing dynasty and early Republic. He inspired Chinese scholars with his writings and reform movements
Jan 22 Adolph Brodsky a Russian Empire violinist.
Jan 22 Emma Cooke an American female archer who competed in the early twentieth century.
Jan 22 R. C. Lehmann an English writer and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1906 to 1910. As a writer he was best known for three decades in which he was a major contributor to Punch as well as founding editor of Granta magazine
Jan 24 Jacques Bouhy a Belgian baritone, most famous for being the first to sing the "Toreador Song" in the role of Escamillo in the opera Carmen.
Jan 30 La Goulue a French can-can dancer who performed under the stage name of La Goulue. She also was referred to as the Queen of Montmartre
Feb 1 Karl Julius Beloch a German classical and economic historian.
Feb 2 Ludwig Wittmack a German botanist. His formal botanical author abbreviation is "Wittm."
Feb 3 Agner Krarup Erlang a Danish mathematician, statistician and engineer, who invented the fields of traffic engineering and queueing theory.
Feb 6 Maria Christina of Austria Queen of Spain as the second wife of King Alfonso XII. She was regent during the minority of their son, Alfonso XIII, and the vacancy of the throne between her husband's death and her son's birth
Feb 6 Minnie Hauk an American operatic soprano.
Feb 9 Walter Gramatté a German expressionist painter who specialized in magic realism. He often painted with a mystical view of nature
Feb 11 Johann II Prince of Liechtenstein the Prince of Liechtenstein between 1858 and 1929. His reign of 70 years and 90 days is the second-longest in European royal history after that of Louis XIV of France
Feb 12 Lillie Langtry celebrated as a young woman of beauty and charm, who later established a reputation as an actress and producer. In May 1877, Lady Sebright invited her to "an evening at home", attended by some of the famous artists of the day. Her looks—together with her ability to enchant those in her company—attracted interest, commentary, and invitations from artists and society hostesses
Feb 12 Count Manfred von Clary-Aldringen an Austro-Hungarian nobleman and statesman. He served as the 16th Minister-President of Cisleithania
Feb 14 Thomas Burke (athlete) an American athlete. He was the first Olympic champion in the 100 and 400-meter dash races
Feb 14 Peter Gusenberg a.k.a. "Goosey" and his brother Frank were German-American contract killers and members of Chicago's North Side Gang, the main rival to the Chicago Outfit. Peter Gusenberg participated in an infamous attack on Al Capone during a vicious gang war
Feb 14 Frank Gusenberg a German-American contract killer and a victim of the Saint Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago, Illinois.
Feb 15 Melville Elijah Stone a newspaper publisher, the founder of the Chicago Daily News, and was the general manager of the reorganized Associated Press.
Feb 19 Joseph Valentin Boussinesq a French mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to the theory of hydrodynamics, vibration, light, and heat.
Feb 20 Manuel Díaz (fencer) a Cuban fencer who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Feb 20 Maryam Jinnah the second wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah—an important figure in the Indian Independence Movement and later founder of Pakistan.
Feb 22 Gunnar Heiberg a Norwegian poet, playwright, journalist and theatre critic.
Feb 23 Mercédès Jellinek the daughter of Austrian automobile entrepreneur Emil Jellinek and his wife Rachel Goggmann Cenrobert. She was born in Vienna. She is best known for her father having Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's line of Mercedes cars named after her, beginning with the Mercedes 35 hp model of 1901. Also, at the 1902 Paris Automobile exhibition, her father hung a large picture of her
Feb 24 André Messager a French composer, organist, pianist, conductor and administrator. His stage compositions included ballets and 30 opéra comiques and operettas, among which Véronique had lasting success, with Les p'tites Michu and Monsieur Beaucaire also enjoying international success
Feb 25 Antonio Vico (Cardinal) S.T.D. J.U.D. was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Prefect of the Congregation of Rites
Feb 26 Karl Friedrich Reiche a German botanist who worked as a university professor in Chile and Mexico.
Feb 27 Hugo von Habermann a German painter and draftsman. He is sometimes referred to as "the Elder" to distinguish him from his nephew of the same name, who was also a painter
Feb 28 Louis Lafferre a French politician. He belonged to the Radical Party
Feb 28 Clemens von Pirquet an Austrian scientist and pediatrician best known for his contributions to the fields of bacteriology and immunology.
Mar 1 Royal Hurlburt Weller a United States Representative from New York.
Mar 1 Wilhelm von Bode a German art historian and curator. Born Arnold William Bode in Calvörde, he was ennobled in 1913. He was the creator and first curator of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, now called the Bode Museum in his honor, in 1904
Mar 2 Edward Hobart Seymour a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, China Station.
Mar 3 Katharine Wright the only sister who lived past infancy of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. She was a high school teacher and later became an international celebrity when she accompanied her famous brothers in Europe
Mar 5 David Dunbar Buick a Scottish-born American Detroit-based inventor, best known for founding the Buick Motor Company. He headed this company and its predecessor from 1902 until 1906, thereby helping to create one of the most successful nameplates in United States motor vehicle history
Mar 7 Allyn Abbott Young a celebrated American economist. He was born into a middle-class family in Kenton, Ohio on September 19, 1876 and died aged 52 in London on March 7, 1929, his life cut short by pneumonia during an influenza epidemic. He was then at the height of his intellectual powers and current president of Section F of the British Association. Uniquely, Young had also been president of the American Statistical Association and the American Economic Association
Mar 9 Nazperver Kadınefendi the fourth wife of Sultan Mehmed V, and the mother of Refia Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Mar 12 Asa Griggs Candler an American business tycoon who made his fortune selling Coca-Cola. He also served as the 44th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from 1916 to 1919. Candler Field, the site of the present-day Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was named after him, as is Candler Park in Atlanta