1885 generation

What generation is 1885?

Everyone born in 1885 is a member of the Lost Generation. Representatives of this generation became adults during World War I. The generation is called Lost because of uncertainty and disorientation that followed WWI. In Europe it is called Generation of 1914 after the year when World War I started. Likely there are no representatives of this generation remain.

See our comprehensive article if you want to learn more about the Lost Generation.

Popular names of Lost Generation members born in 1885

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (7.55%)Mary (6.43%)
2William (6.94%)Anna (2.81%)
3James (4.46%)Emma (1.92%)
4George (4.03%)Elizabeth (1.82%)
5Charles (3.97%)Margaret (1.55%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Lost Generation people born in 1885

  1. HUGO BOSS, Fashion Designer.
    Born on the 8th of July, 1885 (Cancer) in Germany. Died on the 9th of August, 1948, at the age of 63.
  2. GEORGE S. PATTON, War Hero.
    Born on the 11th of November, 1885 (Scorpio) in San Gabriel, CA. Died on the 21st of December, 1945, at the age of 60.
  3. NIELS BOHR, Physicist.
    Born on the 7th of October, 1885 (Libra) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Died on the 18th of November, 1962, at the age of 77.
  4. ALICE PAUL, Civil Rights Leader.
    Born on the 11th of January, 1885 (Capricorn) in Moorestown, NJ. Died on the 9th of July, 1977, at the age of 92.
  5. AGUSTÍN BARRIOS, Guitarist.
    Born on the 5th of May, 1885 (Taurus) in Paraguay. Died on the 7th of August, 1944, at the age of 59.
  6. BESS TRUMAN, Political Wife.
    Born on the 13th of February, 1885 (Aquarius) in Independence, MO. Died on the 18th of October, 1982, at the age of 97.
  7. FS FLINT, Poet.
    Born on the 19th of December, 1885 (Sagittarius) in England. Died on the 28th of February, 1960, at the age of 74.
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