1899 generation

What generation is 1899?

Everyone born in 1899 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 1899

RankMale nameFemale name
1John (6.07%)Mary (5.32%)
2William (5.28%)Anna (2.07%)
3James (3.99%)Helen (2.04%)
4George (3.49%)Margaret (1.72%)
5Charles (2.73%)Ruth (1.58%)
Percentage of total number of babies of the corresponding gender
Source: ssa.gov

Famous Lost Generation people born in 1899

  1. EMMA MORANO, Supercentenarian.
    Born on the 29th of November, 1899 (Sagittarius) in Italy. Died on the 15th of April, 2017, at the age of 117.
  2. DUKE ELLINGTON, Pianist.
    Born on the 29th of April, 1899 (Taurus) in Washington, DC. Died on the 24th of May, 1974, at the age of 75.
  3. ALFRED HITCHCOCK, Director.
    Born on the 13th of August, 1899 (Leo) in London, England. Died on the 29th of April, 1980, at the age of 80.
  4. FRED ASTAIRE, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 10th of May, 1899 (Taurus) in Omaha, NE. Died on the 22nd of June, 1987, at the age of 88.
  5. ERNEST HEMINGWAY, Novelist.
    Born on the 21st of July, 1899 (Cancer) in Oak Park, IL. Died on the 2nd of July, 1961, at the age of 61.
  6. HUMPHREY BOGART, Movie Actor.
    Born on the 25th of December, 1899 (Capricorn) in New York City, NY. Died on the 14th of January, 1957, at the age of 57.
  7. EB WHITE, Children's Author.
    Born on the 11th of July, 1899 (Cancer) in Mount Vernon, NY. Died on the 1st of October, 1985, at the age of 86.
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