1898 generation

What generation is 1898?

Everyone born in 1898 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 1898

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (6.18%)Mary (5.25%)
2William (5.6%)Anna (2.11%)
3James (4.03%)Helen (1.91%)
4George (3.67%)Margaret (1.71%)
5Charles (2.69%)Ruth (1.55%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Lost Generation people born in 1898

  1. ENZO FERRARI, Entrepreneur.
    Born on the 18th of February, 1898 (Aquarius) in Modena, Italy. Died on the 14th of August, 1988, at the age of 90.
  2. C.S. LEWIS, Children's Author.
    Born on the 29th of November, 1898 (Sagittarius) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Died on the 22nd of November, 1963, at the age of 64.
  3. MISAO OKAWA, Supercentenarian.
    Born on the 5th of March, 1898 (Pisces) in Japan. Died on the 1st of April, 2015, at the age of 117.
  4. GEORGE GERSHWIN, Composer.
    Born on the 26th of September, 1898 (Libra) in Brooklyn, NY. Died on the 11th of July, 1937, at the age of 38.
  5. ALVAR AALTO, Architect.
    Born on the 3rd of February, 1898 (Aquarius) in Finland. Died on the 11th of May, 1976, at the age of 78.
  6. JACK HALEY, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 10th of August, 1898 (Leo) in Boston, MA. Died on the 6th of June, 1979, at the age of 80.
  7. WILLIAM JAMES SIDIS, Mathematician.
    Born on the 1st of April, 1898 (Aries) in New York City, NY. Died on the 17th of July, 1944, at the age of 46.
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