List of Famous people who died in 1922

Newton Knight

First Name Newton
Last Name Knight
Born on November 10, 1829
Died on February 16, 1922 (aged 92)

Newton Knight was an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist in Mississippi, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate army deserters who resisted the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legends tell of Knight and his men forming the "Free State of Jones" in the area in and around Jones County, Mississippi, at the height of the war. The nature and extent of the Knight Company's opposition to the Confederate government is disputed among historians. After the war, Knight joined the Republican Party and served in Mississippi's Reconstruction government as a deputy US Marshal.

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Nellie Bly

Elizabeth Jane Cochran
First Name Nellie
Born on May 5, 1864
Died on January 27, 1922 (aged 57)

Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she worked undercover to report on a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.

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Ali Kemal

First Name Ali
Last Name Kemal
Born on January 1, 1867
Died on November 6, 1922 (aged 55)

Ali Kemal Bey was an Ottoman-born Turkish journalist, newspaper editor, poet and a liberal-leaning politician, who was for some three months Minister of the Interior in the government of Damat Ferid Pasha, the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. He was murdered by a mob during the Turkish War of Independence.

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Sarah Winchester

First Name Sarah
Last Name Winchester
Born on September 1, 1839
Died on September 5, 1922 (aged 83)

Sarah Lockwood Winchester was an American heiress who amassed great wealth after the death of her husband, William Wirt Winchester. Her inheritance from his estate included $20 million as well as a 50% holding in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, which made her one of the wealthiest women in the world at the time. She is best known for using her vast fortune to continue construction on the Winchester mansion in San Jose, California, for 38 years. Popular legends, which began during her lifetime, held that she was convinced she was cursed, and the only way to alleviate it was to add on to her California home. Since her death, the sprawling Winchester Mystery House has become a popular tourist attraction, known for its staircases that lead to nowhere and its many winding corridors and doors leading to walls, or big falls.

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Bert Williams

First Name Bert
Last Name Williams
Born on November 12, 1874
Died on March 4, 1922 (aged 47)
Born in The Bahamas

Bert Williams was a Bahamian-born American entertainer, one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He is credited as being the first black man to have the leading role in a film: Darktown Jubilee in 1914.

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Ernest Shackleton

First Name Ernest
Last Name Shackleton
Born on February 15, 1874
Died on January 5, 1922 (aged 47)

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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Alexander Graham Bell

First Name Alexander
Last Name Bell
Born on March 3, 1847
Died on August 2, 1922 (aged 75)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885.

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Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammed Haji

First Name Variyan
Born on November 30, 1876
Died on January 20, 1922 (aged 45)

Chakkiparamban Variyankunnathu Kunjahammed Haji was an activist of Khilafat Movement who led the Malabar War against the British, which culminated in an attempt to establish an Republic State. He ran a parallel government, in open defiance of British rulers, for more than six months in most parts of the then Eranadu and Valluvanadu taluks. He seized control of a large area from the British rule and set up a parallel government against British in Malabar, named 'Malayala Rajyam' and now part of the Kerala State, India, with his long term mentor, friend Ali Musliyar.

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Michael Collins

First Name Michael
Last Name Collins
Born on October 16, 1890
Died on August 22, 1922 (aged 31)

Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence. He was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922.

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Charles I of Austria

Karl Franz Josef Ludwig Hubert Georg Maria von Österreich
First Name Charles
Last Name Austria
Born on August 17, 1887
Died on April 1, 1922 (aged 34)

Charles I or Karl I was the last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Hungary, the last King of Croatia, last King of Bohemia, and the last monarch belonging to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine before the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. The son of Archduke Otto of Austria and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Charles became heir presumptive of Emperor Franz Joseph after his uncle Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in 1914. In 1911, he married Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma.

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Jørgen Jensen

First Name Jørgen
Born on January 15, 1891
Died on May 31, 1922 (aged 31)

Jørgen Christian Jensen, was a Danish-born Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in battle that could be awarded to a member of the Australian armed forces. Jensen emigrated to Australia in 1909, becoming a British subject at Adelaide, South Australia, in 1914. A sailor and labourer before World War I, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in March 1915, serving with the 10th Battalion during the latter stages of the Gallipoli campaign. After the Australian force withdrew to Egypt, Jensen was transferred to the newly formed 50th Battalion, and sailed for France with the unit in June 1916. On the Western Front, he was wounded during the battalion's first serious action, the Battle of Mouquet Farm in August, and only returned to his unit in late January 1917. On 2 April, his battalion attacked the Hindenburg Outpost Line at Noreuil, where his actions leading to the capture of over fifty German soldiers resulted in the award of the Victoria Cross.

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Elizabeth Jane Gardner

First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Gardner
Born on October 4, 1837
Died on January 28, 1922 (aged 84)

Elizabeth Jane Gardner was an American academic and salon painter, who was born in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was an American expatriate who died in Paris where she had lived most of her life. She studied in Paris under the figurative painter Hugues Merle (1823–1881), the well-known salon painter Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836–1911), and finally under William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). After Bouguereau's wife died, Gardner became his paramour and after the death of his mother, who bitterly opposed the union, she married him in 1896. She adopted his subjects, compositions, and even his smooth facture, channeling his style so successfully that some of her work might be mistaken for his. In fact, she was quoted as saying, "I know I am censured for not more boldly asserting my individuality, but I would rather be known as the best imitator of Bouguereau than be nobody!"

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Charles Young

First Name Charles
Last Name Young
Born on March 12, 1864
Died on January 8, 1922 (aged 57)

Charles Young was an American soldier. He was the third African-American graduate of the United States Military Academy, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, first black military attaché, first black man to achieve the rank of colonel in the United States Army, and highest-ranking black officer in the regular army until his death in 1922.

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William Stewart Halsted

First Name William
Last Name Halsted
Born on September 23, 1852
Died on September 7, 1922 (aged 69)

William Stewart Halsted, M.D. was an American surgeon who emphasized strict aseptic technique during surgical procedures, was an early champion of newly discovered anaesthetics, and introduced several new operations, including the radical mastectomy for breast cancer. Along with William Osler, Howard Atwood Kelly and William H. Welch, Halsted was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His operating room at Johns Hopkins Hospital is in Ward G, and was described as a small room where medical discoveries and miracles took place. According to an intern who once worked in Halsted's operating room, Halsted had unique techniques, operated on the patients with great confidence and often had perfect results which astonished the interns. He was later called the Father of Modern Surgery.

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John Smith

First Name John
Last Name Smith
Died on February 6, 1922

Chief John Smith, also known as Gaa-binagwiiyaas —recorded variously as Kahbe nagwi wens, Ka-be-na-gwe-wes, Ka-be-nah-gwey-wence, Kay-bah-nung-we-way or Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce—translated into English as "Sloughing Flesh", "Wrinkle Meat", or Old "Wrinkled Meat", was an Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indian who lived in the Cass Lake, Minnesota, area. In 1920, two years before his death, he appeared as the main feature in a motion picture exhibition which toured the US, featuring old Indians.

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Shahu of Kolhapur

First Name Shahu
Born on June 26, 1874
Died on May 6, 1922 (aged 47)

Shahu of the Bhonsle dynasty of Marathas was a Raja and the first Maharaja (1900-1922) of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur. Rajarshi Shahu was considered a true democrat and social reformer. Shahu Maharaj was an able ruler who was associated with many progressive policies during his rule. From his coronation in 1894 till his demise in 1922, he worked for the cause of the lower caste subjects in his state. Primary education to all regardless of caste and creed was one of his most significant priorities.

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William Desmond Taylor

William Cunningham Deane-Tanner
First Name William
Last Name Taylor
Born on April 26, 1872
Died on February 1, 1922 (aged 49)

William Desmond Taylor was an Anglo-Irish-American film director and actor. A popular figure in the growing Hollywood motion picture colony of the 1910s and early 1920s, Taylor directed fifty-nine silent films between 1914 and 1922 and acted in twenty-seven between 1913 and 1915.

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Ching Ling Foo

First Name Ching
Last Name Foo
Born on January 1, 1854
Died on January 1, 1922 (aged 68)

Ching Ling Foo was the stage name of the Chinese magician Chee Ling Qua. He is credited with being the first modern East Asian magician to achieve world fame.

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Paul Mounet

First Name Paul
Last Name Mounet
Born on October 5, 1847
Died on February 10, 1922 (aged 74)

Paul Mounet, born Jean-Paul Sully, was a French actor.

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Born on May 27, 1882
Died on July 14, 1922 (aged 40)
Born in Shida Kartli

Simon Arshaki Ter-Petrosian, better known by his nom de guerre of Kamo, was an Old Bolshevik revolutionary and an early companion to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

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