1891 generation

What generation is 1891?

Everyone born in 1891 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 1891

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (7.03%)Mary (5.95%)
2William (6.19%)Anna (2.59%)
3James (4.13%)Margaret (1.56%)
4George (3.6%)Elizabeth (1.56%)
5Charles (3.33%)Emma (1.47%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Lost Generation people born in 1891

  1. OLE KIRK CHRISTIANSEN, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 7th of April, 1891 (Aries) in Denmark. Died on the 11th of March, 1958, at the age of 66.
  2. ERWIN ROMMEL, War Hero.
    Born on the 15th of November, 1891 (Scorpio) in Germany. Died on the 14th of October, 1944, at the age of 52.
  3. COLE PORTER, Songwriter.
    Born on the 9th of June, 1891 (Gemini) in Peru, IN. Died on the 15th of October, 1964, at the age of 73.
  4. FANNY BRICE, Comedian.
    Born on the 29th of October, 1891 (Scorpio) in New York City, NY. Died on the 29th of May, 1951, at the age of 59.
  5. JAMES CHADWICK, Physicist.
    Born on the 20th of October, 1891 (Libra) in England. Died on the 24th of July, 1974, at the age of 82.
  6. SERGEI PROKOFIEV, Composer.
    Born on the 23rd of April, 1891 (Taurus) in Russia. Died on the 5th of March, 1953, at the age of 61.
  7. JOE E. BROWN, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 28th of July, 1891 (Leo) in Ohio. Died on the 6th of July, 1973, at the age of 81.
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