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In the year 1947

388 Notable deaths

Black Dahlia

American murder victim (1924-1947).

Born July 29th, 1924 in Hyde Park.

Died January 15th, 1947 at 22 years old in Los Angeles (asphyxia).

Henry Ford

American industrialist and business magnate.

Born July 30th, 1863 in Springwells Township. [ref]

Died April 7th, 1947 at 83 years old in Dearborn (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Aleister Crowley

English poet, mountaineer, and occultist.

Born October 12th, 1875 in Royal Leamington Spa. [ref]

Died December 1st, 1947 at 72 years old in Hastings (bronchitis). [ref]

Bugsy Siegel

American mobster.

Born February 28th, 1906 in Brooklyn.

Died June 20th, 1947 at 41 years old in Beverly Hills (ballistic trauma).

Rudolf Höss

German war criminal, commandant of auschwitz.

Born November 25th, 1901 in Baden-Baden. [ref]

Died April 16th, 1947 at 45 years old in Auschwitz I concentration camp (hanging). [ref]

Max Planck

German theoretical physicist.

Born April 23rd, 1858 in Kiel. [ref]

Died December 4th, 1947 at 89 years old in Göttingen (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Harry Gordon Selfridge

America born english businessman.

Born January 11th, 1858 in Ripon.

Died May 8th, 1947 at 89 years old in Putney (bronchopneumonia). [ref]

Georg von Trapp

Trapp family's father.

Born April 4th, 1880 in Zadar.

Died May 30th, 1947 at 67 years old in Boston (lung cancer).

William Moulton Marston

American psychologist, lawyer, inventor, and comic book writer.

Born May 9th, 1893 in Saugus.

Died May 2nd, 1947 at 53 years old in Rye (skin cancer).

Vittorio Emanuele III

King of italy from 1900 to 1946.

Born November 11th, 1869 in Naples. [ref]

Died December 28th, 1947 at 78 years old in Alexandria. [ref]

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Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. John Muir