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Rudolf Steiner


27(25?) February 1861 – 30 March 1925 (aged 64)

Steiner was an Austrian philosopher and social reformer, who believed in the importance of creativity in children’s education.

The 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Munich led Steiner to give up his residence in Berlin, saying that if the Nazi Party came to power, it would no longer be safe for him to enter the country.

From then on, Steiner’s health declined until his death in March 1925 at the age of 64.

By 1941, all of the school’s using his methods of teaching had been closed by the Nazis.

However, today, there are hundreds of schools around the world using his ideas in their educational methods.

John Singer Sargent


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12 January 1856 – 14 April 1925 (aged 69)

Sargent was an American painter renowned for his portraits of the wealthy and of people in high society during his lifetime.

In 1922, Sargent co-founded New York City’s Grand Central Art Galleries and their academy, the Grand Central School of Art in 1923.

Sargent died suddenly of heart disease at the age of 69.

Erik Satie


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17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925 (aged 59)

Satie was a famous French composer and pianist, who was somewhat of a prolific writer.

His earliest articles were written under pseudonyms, before publishing under his own name in later years.

Satie died from liver disease at age 59, following years of heavy drinking.