Famous People Born On December 17th

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Ludwig van Beethoven
(One of the Most Admired Composers and Pianists in the History of Western Music)
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Birth Year: 1770
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: March 26, 1827

German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music even two centuries after his death. Born into a musical family, he was initially tutored by his father. He found success early as a pianist and went on to become an admired composer despite suffering from hearing-impairment.

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Pope Francis
(Pope, Head of the Catholic church (Since 2013))
Pope Francis
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pope Francis is the sovereign of the Vatican City and head of the Catholic Church. He is the first Jesuit pope and first non-European pope since Pope Gregory III. Often praised for having a comparatively less formal approach, Pope Francis is popular for his humility, international visibility, and concern for the poor.

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Manny Pacquiao
(One of the Greatest Professional Boxers of All Time)
Manny Pacquiao
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

Before assuming office as a senator of the Phillippines, Manny Pacquiao was already known as a globally renowned boxer. Known to his fans as PacMan, he is the only boxer to have won world championships from the 1990s to the 2020s. BoxRec named him the world’s seventh-active boxer in 2020.

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Sarah Paulson
(Actress)
Sarah Paulson
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2017, actress Sarah Paulson has been appearing in theater productions, TV shows, and films since the mid-1990s. She has appeared in both comedic and dramatic roles and has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award.

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Milla Jovovich
(Actress & Supermodel Best Known for Her Role of 'Alice' in the 'Resident Evil' Film Series)
Milla Jovovich
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

The quintessential action heroine of Hollywood, Milla Jovovich was rightly called the reigning queen of kick-butt by VH1 in 2006. Milla Jovovich is synonymous with the Resident Evil film series as the series revolves around its central character Alice, played by Milla. The Resident Evil film franchise is the highest-grossing movie series to be adapted from video games.

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Katheryn Winnick
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada

Canadian actor Katheryn Winnick is best known for her multiple award-nominated performance as Lagertha in Vikings. Fans also loved her as Hannah Burley in Bones and as Christine "C.G." Gavin in Wu Assassins. She has guest-starred in numerous projects and has also appeared in many short films.

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Eugene Levy
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Film ‘A Mighty Wind’ and the Sitcom 'Schitt's Creek')
Eugene Levy
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

Mainly known for his comic roles, Canadian actor Eugene Levy has had a career spanning over six decades, with Splash, Father of the Bride, Waiting for Guffman, American Pie and American Pie 2 being some of his memorable films. He has also acted in television and found success with the hit series, Schitt's Creek. He is also a writer and director.

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Simo Häyhä
(Sniper)
Simo Häyhä
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Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1, 2002
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish sniper who served in the Winter War against the Soviet Union, in 1939–1940. He had killed 500 men in the war and received many awards for his exploits. His face was disfigured by a Red Army bullet, and he later retired to a farm.
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Bill Pullman
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Hornell, New York, USA

Bill Pullman was persuaded by his students to try his hand at acting while working as an adjunct professor at the School of Film and Photography of the Montana State University. He then started working with theater companies and eventually became a film actor. He is also a creative writer and serves on the Alfred University's Board of Trustees.

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Giovanni Ribisi
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Giovanni Ribisi is best known for his Emmy-nominated role of Ralph Mariano in the sitcom My Name Is Earl. He has also appeared on shows such as The Twilight Zone, Simon & Simon, and Friends, and the movies Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, and Ted. He is a staunch Scientologist. 
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Ernie Hudson
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
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Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')
Eddie Kendricks
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Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Died: October 5, 1992
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Lil Rel Howery
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Kiersey Clemons
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
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Chuck Liddell
(Former Mixed Martial Artist Who Helped Bring MMA Into the Mainstream of American Sports and Entertainment)
Chuck Liddell
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Chuck Liddell is a retired mixed martial artist. He participated in 23 fights in the UFC and is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He is widely credited with bringing MMA into mainstream American entertainment. He was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine in 2007. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009. 

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Jaimee Foxworth
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Judy Winslow’ on the Long-Running Sitcom ‘Family Matters’)
Jaimee Foxworth
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States

Jaimee Foxworth is an American model, actress, and former pornographic actress. Foxworth is best known for playing Judy Winslow in the popular TV series, Family Matters. Also a musician, Foxworth is credited with forming S.H.E., an R&B musical group, with her two sisters. Over the years, Jaimee Foxworth has also battled depression and substance abuse.

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Paul Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Paul Rodgers
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, England

Paul Rodgers is a British singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Over the years, Rodgers has performed with popular bands like Bad Company, Free, and Queen. Rodgers, who has influenced several notable rock singers, was honored with the prestigious Ivor Novello Award in 2011. He has also been named in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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Paracelsus
(Physician, Botanist, Astrologer)
Paracelsus
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Birth Year: 1493
Birthplace: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
Died: September 24, 1541
German-Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus, son of a poor chemist, grew up into a key figure of the German Renaissance. Known as the "father of toxicology," he explored the importance of chemistry in medical science. His interest in chemistry was ignited by his stint at the Bergschule in childhood. 
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Wes Studi
(Actor)
Wes Studi
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
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Laurie Holden
(Actress)
Laurie Holden
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Laurie Holden is an American-Canadian model, actress, and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Andrea in the popular horror television series The Walking Dead, for which she received the 2012 Satellite Award and 2013 Saturn Award. Also known for her human rights activism and charity work, Laurie Holden works closely with organizations that campaign against human trafficking.

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Shannon Woodward
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Duff Goldman
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Detroit

Duff Goldman is an American pâtissier, cookbook author, and television personality. The executive chef of Charm City Cakes shop, Goldman's work has been featured on several cooking television shows like Iron Chef America, Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time, and Food Network Challenge. Duff Goldman has made cakes for influential personalities like Barack Obama, Sir Roger Moore, and Tom Clancy.

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Jessi
(Rapper and Singer best known as a member of the hip-hop trio Lucky J)
Jessi
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
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Jacqueline Wilson
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
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Chase Utley
(Baseball player)
Chase Utley
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
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Sean Patrick Thomas
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Derek Reynolds’ in the Film ‘Save the Last Dance’)
Sean Patrick Thomas
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Sean Patrick Thomas is an American actor best known for playing Derek Reynolds in the teen dance film, Save the Last Dance. Also known for his work in TV, Thomas has played important roles in series like The District and Ringer.

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George Lindsey
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama, USA
Died: May 6, 2012
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Domino Kirke
(Pop Singer & Co-founder of the Indie Pop Band, 'Domino')
Domino Kirke
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

Domino Kirke was scouted by producer Andres Levin while performing at a pub and later released her own music. She is also the girlfriend of Penn Badgley, better known as Joe Goldberg from the Netflix series You. She is a doula, too, and co-owns the doula agency Carriage House Birth.

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Christopher A. Wray
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Prince Rupert of the Rhine
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Birth Year: 1619
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: November 29, 1682

Prince Rupert of the Rhine was a German-English admiral, army officer, colonial governor, and scientist. Renowned for his energy and quick-thinking, Rupert made long-lasting and impressive contributions to the doctrine and development of the Royal Navy. He is also credited with shaping modern Canada's political geography. 

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Yann Sommer
(Association football player)
Yann Sommer
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Morges

Swiss footballer Yann Sommer is best known as the goalkeeper for Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has also been part of the 2 FIFA World Cups and 2 UEFA European Championships for Switzerland. Starting his career with youth teams such as Basel, he later became one of the greatest Bundesliga goalkeepers.

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David Benavidez
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Stella Tennant
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Scotland
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Michele Tafoya
(Sportscaster)
Michele Tafoya
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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André Ayew
(Association football player)
André Ayew
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Seclin, France
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Craig Kielburger
(Canadian Author)
Craig Kielburger
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Thornhill, Vaughan, Canada

At age 12, Craig Kielburger and his brother read about a child laborer of his age who was murdered in Pakistan for protesting against child labor in his country, and the duo immediately stepped into action. Their organization Free the Children led to the formation of the WE Movement.  

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
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Birth Year: 1556
Birthplace: Delhi, Mughal empire
Died: October 1, 1627

Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana was an Indian poet who served in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was counted among the Navaratnas, Akbar's nine important ministers. Rahim is best remembered for his couplets and books on astrology.

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N'Keal Harry
(American Football player)
N'Keal Harry
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Mary Brunner
(Criminal)
Mary Brunner
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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Dave Madden
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada
Died: January 16, 2014

Best known as Reuben Kincaid from the musical sitcom The Partridge Family, Canadian-born American actor Dave Madden later also gained fame as Earl Hicks in Alice. Once part of the US Air Force, he had also served in Libya, where he once performed a magic show for Idris, the Libyan ruler.

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DaddyOFive
(YouTube Star)
DaddyOFive
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Maryland
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Émilie du Châtelet
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Birth Year: 1706
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 10, 1749
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Nadech Kugimiya
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Mueang Khon Kaen District, Thailand
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Richard Jewell
(Security Guard, Law Enforcement Officer )
Richard Jewell
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: August 29, 2007

Security guard and law enforcement officer, Richard A. Jewell, came to limelight for alerting the police prior to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in 1996. Initially hailed as a hero, he later became a suspect in the case. His name was cleared after Eric Rudolph eventually confessed to that bombing. Jewell died of severe illness in 2007.  

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Vaibhavi Merchant
(Dancer, Choreographer, Actor)
Vaibhavi Merchant
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: India
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Peter Farrelly
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Peter Farrelly
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Phoenixville
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David Rudisha
(Middle-distance runner)
David Rudisha
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Kilgoris, Narok County, Kenya
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Stefania Liberakakis
(Singer, Actress)
Stefania Liberakakis
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Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Stefania Liberakakis is a Greek-Dutch singer, YouTuber, and voice actress. She is best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 where she represented Greece with the song Last Dance; Stefania finished tenth in the contest. Stefania Liberakakis has also voiced important characters in the Dutch version of films like Dolittle and Wonder Park.

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John Kennedy Toole
(Former author of the picaresque novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (published in 1980))
John Kennedy Toole
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 26, 1969
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Sébastien Ogier
(Rally driver)
Sébastien Ogier
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Gap, France

The probability of the personality of all Sagittarian folks is predetermined by the astrological influence of the planet Jupiter. The actual date in which December 17 individuals are born is ruled by Saturn, thus explaining some of the changes in the anticipated personality traits of these people. December 17 individuals are free-spirited people with ample of competence, positivity and pleasantness. They have a talent for creativity and love for beauty and nature. Other fortes include their preference for realism, caution and honesty which helps them differentiate between favourable and unfavourable paths.  However, not all is good for December 17 folks as they too have their share of personality weaknesses. Streaks of stubbornness, bluntness and criticism are seen in December 17 individuals with a proneness to act in an indecisive and inconsistent manner. Excessive cautious nature and lack of self-confidence can also cause unwanted restrain on December 17 individuals.

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on December 17

Personality
Endowed with strong sense of optimism and level-headedness, individuals born on December 17 are practical and charming folks with a hardworking and determined nature. These people have high standard and a warm-hearted independent spirit. However, given the same, they possess the maturity to accept failure as well and do not get let down by the same. Although self-disciplined, they enjoy breaking the rules from time to time. December 17 individuals aim to strike a balance between their ambition and dream on one hand and the assessment of their practical side and actual realization of goals on the other hand. They are methodical and disciplined in their approach and never in a hurry, taking everything one step at a time.

Health
December 17 individuals are health conscious folks, sometimes to the point of being health fanatics as well. Mostly, those with this birthdate face a health condition early in life which makes them extremely conscious about health matters. These people eat wisely and take in nutritious food in their daily diet. They refrain from binging on anything that is unhealthy or harmful in their daily routine. Another aspect on which December 17 folks are overly cognisant about is including physical exercise in their daily routine as a way to remain fit and healthy. They make sure to exercise daily for achieving overall vitality and strength. However, December 17 folks should concentrate on weight-training as it is supposed to reap in much more benefits and add on to their aim for a healthy life.

Finance
Financially, individuals with their birthdate on December 17 hardly face an issue all through their life. They are destined to make money and hence find ways of securing themselves and their family financial security. Just like earning money is not much of a problem for these folks, similarly, spending is also not a curtailed effort. People with this birthdate have an open heart and open mind and spend generously. They need to control their spending streak just a little to enjoy a balanced financial position.

Career
The career opportunities for individuals born on December 17 are wide and varied. These people possess great entrepreneurial spirit. They are ideally suited for jobs that allow them to make a one-to-one contact with people on a regular basis. This is because these people have a keen understanding and knowledge of what the public wants and tirelessly make efforts and research on various topics and themes to back up their intuition.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Relationships are important for individuals sharing their birthdate on December 17. Whether it is parents, friends, relatives, neighbours or love interest, these people maintain healthy and cordial relationships with everyone. Romantically, these people are a little hesitant to get into a love relationship. This is primarily due to the fact that December 17 individuals look for autonomy even in a love relationship as well. Though space and some sort of freedom is necessary for December 17 natives, they do understand the value of having a soul mate and prefer to go through the good and bad of life as a couple than single. December 17 individuals make exceptional mates and strive to keep romance alive. As far as parenting is concerned, they believe in giving their youngsters independence and freedom. As such, they do not make strict disciplinarians and instead allow the little ones to make their own rules and be conscious about them.

Lucky Color: Deep Blue, Black
Lucky Number: 8, 17, 26, 35, 44, 53
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 8, 17, 26