Famous People Who Died In 1917

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1917. This list includes people like Mata Hari, Buffalo Bill, Edgar Degas, Dadabhai Naoroji, Auguste Rodin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, aviators, artists and journalists who died in 1917. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Mata Hari
(Dutch Exotic Dancer Who Was Convicted and Executed for Being a Spy)
Mata Hari
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: October 15
 2 
Buffalo Bill
(American Showman, Bison Hunter and One of the Most Famous Figures of the American Old West,)
Buffalo Bill
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa, United States
Died: January 10
 3 
Edgar Degas
(French Impressionist Artist Best Known for His Pastel Drawings and Oil Paintings)
Edgar Degas
7
Birthdate: July 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 27
 4 
Scott Joplin
(American Composer and Pianist Known as the ‘King of Ragtime’)
Scott Joplin
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Died: April 1
 5 
Emile Durkheim
(French Sociologist Who Established the 'Academic Discipline of Sociology')
Emile Durkheim
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: November 15
 6 
Auguste Rodin
(French Sculptor Best Regarded as the Founder of 'Modern Sculpture')
Auguste Rodin
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17
 7 
Liliʻuokalani
(Queen of the Hawaiian Islands (1891-93))
Liliʻuokalani
5
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 11
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8
 9 
Dadabhai Naoroji
(Indian Political Leader Who was the Second Person of Asian Descent to be a British MP)
Dadabhai Naoroji
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 30
 10 
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Mayor of Aldeburgh)
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: December 17
 11 
George Dewey
(Military Leader)
George Dewey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1837
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpelier, Vermont, United States
Died: January 16
 12 
Bob Fitzsimmons
(British Professional Boxer Who was the Sport’s First Three-Division World Champion)
Bob Fitzsimmons
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Helston, England
Died: October 22
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
(A Pioneer in Development of Rigid Airship and Founder of Aircraft Manufacturing Company ‘Luftschiffbau Zeppelin’)
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Died: March 8
 14 
Frank Gotch
(Wrestler)
Frank Gotch
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: March 14
 16 
Diamond Jim Brady
(Businessman)
Diamond Jim Brady
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: April 13
 17 
Dragutin Dimitrijević
(Serbian Army Officer Who was Involved in the Assassination of Queen Draga and King Alexander I of Serbia)
Dragutin Dimitrijević
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: June 24
 18 
Albert Ball
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Albert Ball
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: May 7
 19 
Ecaterina Teodoroiu
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Romania
Died: September 3
 20 
Adolf von Baeyer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: August 20
 21 
Oswald Chambers
(Author, Theologian)
Oswald Chambers
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: November 15
 22 
Georges Guynemer
(Iconic French Fighter Pilot of World War I)
Georges Guynemer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 11
 23 
Franz Brentano
(German Philosopher, Priest, and Professor Who Founded Intentionalism)
Franz Brentano
0
Birthdate: January 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marienberg, Germany
Died: March 17
 24 
Léon Minkus
(Former composer of ballet music, a violin virtuoso and teacher)
Léon Minkus
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 7
 25 
Teresa Carreno
(Pianist an internationally renowned virtuoso pianist and was often referred to as the)
Teresa Carreno
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: June 12
 26 
Andrew Taylor Still
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lee County
Died: December 12
 27 
Werner Voss
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Werner Voss
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Krefeld
Died: September 23
 28 
Edward Thomas
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Died: April 9
 29 
Eduard Buchner
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)
Eduard Buchner
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 20, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich
Died: August 13
 30 
Albert Pinkham Ryder
0
Birthdate: March 19, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 28
 31 
Emil Theodor Kocher
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: July 27
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: July 2
 33 
Octave Mirbeau
(Novelist)
Octave Mirbeau
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trévières, France
Died: February 16
 34 
Edward Burnett Tylor
(British Anthropologist and the Founder of 'Cultural Anthropology')
Edward Burnett Tylor
0
Birthdate: October 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: January 2
 35 
John W. Foster
(Politician)
John W. Foster
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petersburg, Indiana, United States
Died: November 15
 36 
L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)
L. L. Zamenhof
1
Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14
 37 
Frances Xavier Cabrini
(Italian-American Catholic Religious Sister and Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Frances Xavier Cabrini
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Died: December 22
 38 
William Knox D'Arcy
(Entrepreneur)
William Knox D'Arcy
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Died: May 1
 39 
Emil Adolf von Behring
(German physiologist)
Emil Adolf von Behring
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 15, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ławice
Died: March 31
 40 
Hugo Simberg
(Finnish Symbolist Painter Known for Paintings like ‘The Wounded Angel’ and ‘The Garden of Death’)
Hugo Simberg
0
Birthdate: June 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamina, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (now Hamina, Finland)
Died: July 12
Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th earl of Elgin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Canada
Died: January 18
 42 
Belva Ann Lockwood
(American lawyer)
Belva Ann Lockwood
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 24, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royalton, New York
Died: May 19
 43 
Frederick Selous
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 4
 44 
William Henry Moody
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 23, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2
 45 
Anton Haus
(Austro-Hungarian Naval Chief Who Later Became the Grand Admiral of the Navy)
Anton Haus
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tolmin
Died: February 8
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augustenborg, Denmark
Died: October 28
 47 
Noel Godfrey Chavasse
(Military physician, Athletics competitor)
Noel Godfrey Chavasse
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford
Died: August 4
 48 
Ranavalona III
(Statesperson)
Ranavalona III
0
Birthdate: November 22, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Merina Kingdom Madagascar
Died: May 23
 49 
Mackenzie Bowell
(Canadian Politician and Newspaper Publisher)
Mackenzie Bowell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 27, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rickinghall, England
Died: December 10
 50 
Maksim Bahdanovič
(Belarusian Poet, Translator, Journalist and One of the Founders of the Modern Belarusian Literature)
Maksim Bahdanovič
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minsk
Died: May 25