Died in 1936

Jan 3 Jorge Brown an Argentine footballer who was one of the most important figures in the early years of Argentine football. He won 10 league titles and captained the Argentina national team between 1908 and 1913
Jan 4 James Churchward best known as a British born occult writer. However, he was also a patented inventor, engineer, and expert fisherman
Jan 5 Ramón del Valle-Inclán considered perhaps the most noteworthy and certainly the most radical dramatist working to subvert the traditionalism of the Spanish theatrical establishment in the early part of the 20th century. His drama is made all the more important by its influence on later generations of Spanish dramatists. Therefore, on the national theater day, his statue in Madrid receives the homage of the theatrical profession
Jan 6 Louise Bryant an American journalist known for her sympathetic coverage of Russia and the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. Bryant, a feminist married in 1916 to the more famous writer John Reed, wrote about leading Russian women such as Katherine Breshkovsky and Maria Spiridonova as well as men including Alexander Kerensky, Vladimir Lenin, and Leon Trotsky. Her news stories, distributed by Hearst during and after her trips to Petrograd and Moscow, appeared in newspapers across the U.S. and Canada in the years immediately following World War A collection of articles from her first trip was published in book form as Six Red Months in Russia in 1918. In 1919, she defended the revolution in testimony before the Overman Committee, a Senate subcommittee established to investigate Bolshevik influence in the United States. Later that year, she undertook a nationwide speaking tour to encourage public support of the Bolsheviks and to discourage armed U.S. intervention in Russia
Jan 7 Guy d'Hardelot the pen name of Helen Rhodes , a French composer, pianist, and teacher.
Jan 9 Charles Aman an American rower who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Jan 9 John Gilbert (actor) an American actor, screenwriter and director. He rose to fame during the silent film era and became a popular leading man known as "The Great Lover." At the height of his career, Gilbert rivaled Rudolph Valentino, another silent film era leading man, as a box office draw
Jan 10 Sergei Shchukin a Russian businessman who became an art collector, mainly of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, following a trip to Paris in 1897, when he bought his first Monet. He later bought numerous works to a total of 258 paintings decorating the walls of his palatial home in Moscow. By 1914, Shchukin owned thirteen Monets, including the iconic Lady in the garden and the smaller but complete version of "Picnic", three Renoir, eight Cézanne, including famous "Carnival" , four Van Gogh , sixteen Gauguin of the Tahitian period, which were hanged in his dining room in the manner of an orthodox iconostasis, seven Henri Rousseau, sixteen Derain, eight Albert Marquet... Shchukin was particularly notable for his long association with Matisse, who decorated his mansion and created one of his iconic paintings, La Danse, specially for Shchukin. La Danse is commonly recognized as "a key point of career and in the development of modern painting". Henri Matisse created one of his major works La Danse for Shchukin as part of a two painting commission, the other important painting being Music, 1910. An earlier version of La Danse is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Jan 13 Emily Shanks a British painter living in Moscow. She was the first woman to be elected to the Russian Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions or Peredvizhniki
Jan 15 Henry Forster 1st Baron Forster a British Conservative Party politician who became the seventh Governor-General of Australia.
Jan 16 Oskar Barnack a German optical engineer, precision mechanic, industrial designer and the father of 35 mm photography.
Jan 16 Albert Fish an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated the number was about 100. However, it is not known whether he was talking about rapes or cannibalization, less still whether he was telling the truth. He was a suspect in at least five murders during his lifetime. Fish confessed to three murders that police were able to trace to a known homicide, and he confessed to stabbing at least two other people. He was put on trial for the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd, and was convicted and executed by electric chair
Jan 17 Mateiu Caragiale a Romanian poet and prose writer, best known for his novel Craii de Curtea-Veche, which portrays the milieu of boyar descendants before and after World War Caragiale's style, associated with Symbolism, the Decadent movement of the fin de siècle, and early modernism, was an original element in the Romanian literature of the interwar period. In other late contributions, Caragiale pioneered detective fiction locally, but there is disagreement over whether his work in the field produced a complete narrative or just fragments. The scarcity of writings he left is contrasted by their critical acclaim and a large, mostly posthumous, following, commonly known as mateists
Jan 18 Rudyard Kipling an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old
Jan 18 John Woodroffe a British Orientalist whose work helped to unleash in the West a deep and wide interest in Hindu philosophy and Yogic practices.
Jan 18 Hermanus Brockmann a Dutch rower who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Jan 20 George V King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.
Jan 22 Yeghishe Tadevosyan an Armenian painer. He was awarded by the Renowned Master of Arts title by the Armenian SSR associated with the Peredvizhniki and Mir Iskusstva movements. He studied at Lazarian School, then entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Vasily Polenov was Tadevosyan's teacher and friend. He participated in the drawing at Polenov’s house
Jan 23 Carl Westman a Swedish architect and interior designer. He was an early adopter of the National Romantic Style, but turned later to the neo-classical style of the 1920s
Jan 23 Clara Butt an English contralto. Her main career was as a recitalist and concert singer. Her voice, both powerful and deep, impressed contemporary composers such as Saint-Saëns and Elgar; the latter composed a song-cycle with her in mind as soloist
Jan 23 Edmond Aman-Jean a French symbolist painter, who co-founded the Salon des Tuileries in 1923.
Jan 24 Harry T. Morey an American stage and motion picture actor who appeared in nearly two hundred films during his career.
Jan 28 Oscar K. Allen Kelly Allen, , also known as K. Allen, was the 42nd Governor of Louisiana from 1932 to 1936. He was a key stooge in the political machine of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., that dominated the state during the first half of the 1930s
Jan 30 Bartolomé Martínez Nicaraguan politician. He served as Vice President of Nicaragua from January 1921 to October 1923. After the death of Diego Manuel Chamorro, Martínez was sworn in to serve the remainder of Chamorro's term as President of Nicaragua from 12 October 1923 to 1 January 1925
Feb 1 Georgios Kondylis a general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece. He was nicknamed Keravnos, Greek for "Thunder" or "Thunderbolt"
Feb 3 Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg the consort of Prince William of Wied. With her husband's ascension to the Albanian throne she became the Princess of Albania. Outside the country and in diplomatic correspondence, she was styled "Princess consort", but in Albania she was referred to as Mbretëreshë, or Queen
Feb 4 Wilhelm Gustloff the founder of the Swiss NSDAP/AO at Davos. He remained its leader from 1932, until he was assassinated in 1936
Feb 5 Charles le Bargy a French actor and early film director.
Feb 6 Wilhelm Solf a German scholar, diplomat, jurist and statesman.
Feb 7 Luigi Sincero a Roman Catholic Cardinal and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law and Secretary of Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the title of Prefect held by the Popes from 1917 until 1967.
Feb 8 Charles Curtis a Kaw Nation Native American Indian who served as a Republican Vice President of the United States. After serving as a United States Representative, and then a longtime United States Senator from Kansas, Curtis was later chosen as Senate Majority Leader by his Republican colleagues, and the 31st Vice President of the United States. He was the first person with significant acknowledged Native American ancestry and the first person with significant acknowledged non-European ancestry to reach either of the two highest offices in the United States government's executive branch. He was enrolled in the Kaw tribe and his maternal ancestry was three-quarters Native American: Kaw, Osage and Potawatomi. His father was European-American. Curtis spent years of childhood living with his maternal grandparents on their Kaw reservation
Feb 10 Friedrich Eduard König a German Lutheran divine and Semitic scholar. He was born at Reichenbach im Vogtland and was educated at the University of Leipzig, where he became docent in 1879 and professor in 1885. In 1888 he became professor at Rostock and in 1900 at Bonn, where, as a theologian attacking Panbabylonism, he became involved in the so-called "Babel-Bible Dispute". As a linguist he attempted to apply the phonetic and physiological methods of modern philology to Hebrew and Ethiopic in such works as
Feb 10 Arsenius (Stadnitsky) a Russian Orthodox prelate who helped lead the church in the late Imperial and early Soviet periods. He was a member of the Holy Governing Synod from 1906 and a candidate for Patriarch of All Rus' in 1917
Feb 10 Zula Pogorzelska a Polish cabaret and film actress. She was the first Polish performer to introduce the Charleston on stage of the Cabaret Pod sukienką in 1926. Pogorzelska was the wife of popular Warsaw cabaret and film artist Konrad Tom a.k.a. Konrad Runowiecki
Feb 14 Alexander Guchkov a Russian politician, Chairman of the Third Duma and Minister of War in the Russian Provisional Government.
Feb 16 Tommy Ward (cricketer) a South African cricketer who played in 23 Tests from 1912 to 1924.
Feb 17 Otto Eugen Schulz a German botanist, born in Berlin. He was the brother of botanist Roman Schulz
Feb 17 Hiram Percy Maxim an American radio pioneer and inventor, and co-founder of the American Radio Relay League. He originally had the amateur call signs SNY, 1WH, 1ZM, 1AW, and later W1AW, which is now the ARRL Headquarters club station call sign. His rotary spark-gap transmitter "Old Betsy" has a place of honor at the ARRL Headquarters
Feb 19 Billy Mitchell regarded as the father of the U.S. Air Force
Feb 19 Charles Harding Firth a British historian.
Feb 20 Georges Vacher de Lapouge a French anthropologist and a theoretician of eugenics and racialism.
Feb 20 Alexander Tamanian a Russian-born Armenian neoclassical architect, well known for his work in the city of Yerevan.
Feb 20 Max Schreck a German actor. He is most often remembered today for his lead role as Count Orlok in the film Nosferatu
Feb 22 John Allan (Australian politician) the 29th Premier of Victoria. He was born near Lancefield, where his father was a farmer of Scottish origin, and educated at state schools. He took up wheat and dairy farming at Wyuna and was director of a butter factory at Kyabram. In 1892 he married Annie Stewart, with whom he had six children
Feb 23 Sergey Chekhonin a Russian graphic artist, portrait miniaturist, ceramicist, and illustrator.
Feb 23 William Adamson a Scottish trade unionist and Labour politician. He was Leader of the Labour Party between 1917 and 1921 and served as Secretary of State for Scotland in 1924 and between 1929 and 1931 in the first two Labour administrations headed by Ramsay MacDonald
Feb 23 Lidia Veselitskaya a Russian novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and translator who used the pseudonym Mikulich.
Feb 25 Anna Boch a Belgian painter, born in Saint-Vaast, Hainaut. Anna Boch died in Ixelles in 1936 and is interred there in the Ixelles Cemetery, Brussels, Belgium
Feb 25 Arthur Amundsen a Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Feb 26 Saitō Makoto a Japanese naval officer and politician.