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Srinivasa Ramanujan


22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920 (Aged 32)

Born in Erode, India. Died in Kumbakonam, India.

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician, who, despite almost no formal training in mathematics, published numerous papers.

He died at the age of 32, after contracting tuberculosis.

His notebooks contained almost 4,000 claims, without proofs, but have nearly all been proven correct.

His work continues to inspire present-day mathematicians.

Kevin Barry

(Irish Volunteer)

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20 January 1902 – 1 November 1920 (aged 18)

Born in Fleet Street, Dublin. Died in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin.

Kevin Barry was the first Irish Republican to be killed by British forces after the executions of the Easter Rising leaders in 1916.

Given Barry’s young age, the incident caused international outrage, particularly from the United States and the Vatican.

His death played a role in the subsequent increase in violence during the Irish War of Independence.

Max Weber


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21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920 (Aged 56)

Born in Erfurt, Germany. Died in Munich, Germany.

Max Weber was a German sociologist, who is considered one of the founders of modern sociology.

Among his most influential work was in the spheres of economic sociology, political sociology, and the sociology of religion.

He died from pneumonia after contracting Spanish Flu at the age of 56.

Peter Carl Fabergé

(Karl Gustavovich)


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18 May 1846 – 24 September 1920 (Aged 74)

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Died in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Peter Carl Fabergé was a Russian jeweler, best known for his famous Easter egg-style Fabergé eggs, decorated with gems and other valuable metals.

The eggs were made for Russian royalty and other wealthy aristocrats. His business ceased following the Russian Revolution.

The eggs remain extremely valuable pieces of jewelry.

Venustiano Carranza

(Mexican President)

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28 December 1859 – 21 May 1920 (Aged 60)

Born in Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico. Died in Tlaxcalantongo, Mexico.

Venustiano Carranza was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution.

He became the first President of the Mexican Republic in 1917. In the 1920 election, Carranza supported an obscure politician as his preference.

This met with fierce resistance from his opponents, forcing Carranza to try to flee Mexico City, but he was killed while attempting to do so.