List of Famous people who died in 1943

Nikola Tesla

Никола Тесла
First Name Nikola
Last Name Tesla
Born on July 10, 1856
Died on January 7, 1943 (aged 86)

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

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Karl Landsteiner

First Name Karl
Last Name Landsteiner
Born on June 14, 1868
Died on June 26, 1943 (aged 75)
Born in Austria

Karl Landsteiner was an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist. He distinguished the main blood groups in 1900, having developed the modern system of classification of blood groups from his identification of the presence of agglutinins in the blood, and in 1937 identified, with Alexander S. Wiener, the Rhesus factor, thus enabling physicians to transfuse blood without endangering the patient's life. With Constantin Levaditi and Erwin Popper, he discovered the polio virus in 1909. He received the Aronson Prize in 1926. In 1930, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was posthumously awarded the Lasker Award in 1946, and has been described as the father of transfusion medicine.

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William S. Harley

First Name William
Last Name Harley
Born on December 29, 1880
Died on September 18, 1943 (aged 62)

William Sylvester Harley was an American mechanical engineer and businessman. He was one of the co-founders of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp

First Name Sophie
Last Name Taeuber-Arp
Born on January 19, 1889
Died on January 13, 1943 (aged 53)
Born in Switzerland, Grisons

Sophie Henriette Gertrud Taeuber-Arp was a Swiss artist, painter, sculptor, textile designer, furniture and interior designer, architect, and dancer.

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Oskar Schlemmer

First Name Oskar
Last Name Schlemmer
Born on September 4, 1888
Died on April 13, 1943 (aged 54)

Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school.

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Sophie Scholl

Sophia Magdalena Scholl
First Name Sophie
Last Name Scholl
Born on May 9, 1921
Died on February 22, 1943 (aged 21)

Sophia Magdalena Scholl was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.

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Camille Claudel

First Name Camille
Last Name Claudel
Born on December 8, 1864
Died on October 19, 1943 (aged 78)

Camille Rosalie Claudel was a French sculptor known for her figurative works in bronze and marble. She died in relative obscurity, but later gained recognition for the originality and quality of her work. The subject of several biographies and films, Claudel is well known for her sculptures including The Waltz, and The Mature Age.

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Luz Long

First Name Luz
Last Name Long
Born on April 27, 1913
Died on July 14, 1943 (aged 30)
Born in Germany, Saxony
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Carl Ludwig "Luz" Long was a German Olympic long-jumper, notable for winning the silver medal in the event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and for giving technical advice to his competitor, Jesse Owens, who went on to win the gold medal for the long jump. Luz Long won the German long jump championship six times in 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, and 1939.

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George Washington Carver

First Name George
Last Name Carver
Born on January 1, 1864
Died on January 5, 1943 (aged 79)

George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He was the most prominent black scientist of the early 20th century.

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Edsel Bryant Ford

First Name Edsel
Born on November 6, 1893
Died on May 26, 1943 (aged 49)

Edsel Bryant Ford was an American business executive and philanthropist who was the son of pioneering industrialist Henry Ford and his wife, Clara Jane Bryant. He was the president of Ford Motor Company from 1919 until his death in 1943. His eldest son was Henry Ford II, who succeeded him as president of Ford.

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