Famous People Who Died In 1917

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Mata Hari

Mata Hari
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Exotic dancer & Spy
Birthdate: August 7, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: October 15

 2 Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Hunter, Soldier
Birthdate: February 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa, United States
Died: January 10

 3 Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas
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Famous As: Impressionist Painter
Birthdate: July 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 27

 4 Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer & Pianist
Birthdate: November 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: April 1

 5 Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: November 15

 6 Dadabhai Naoroji

Dadabhai Naoroji
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of Parliament for Finsbury Central (1892-95)
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: June 30

 7 Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 13, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17
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 8 Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8

 9 Liliʻuokalani

Liliʻuokalani
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Famous As: Queen of the Hawaiian Islands (1891-93)
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 11
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 10 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Mayor of Aldeburgh
Birthdate: June 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: December 17

 11 George Dewey

George Dewey
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: December 26, 1837
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpelier, Vermont, United States
Died: January 16

 12 Bob Fitzsimmons

Bob Fitzsimmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 26, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Helston, England
Died: October 22
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers
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Famous As: Author, Theologian
Birthdate: July 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: November 15

 15 Diamond Jim Brady

Diamond Jim Brady
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: April 13

 16 Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Died: April 9

 17 Frances Xavier Cabrini

Frances Xavier Cabrini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Died: December 22

 18 Albert Ball

Albert Ball
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Military personnel
Birthdate: August 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: May 7

 19 Adolf von Baeyer

Adolf von Baeyer
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: August 20

 20 Dragutin Dimitrijević

Dragutin Dimitrijević
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 17, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: June 24

 21 L. L. Zamenhof

L. L. Zamenhof
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Famous As: Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator
Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14

 22 Ecaterina Teodoroiu

Ecaterina Teodoroiu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: January 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Romania
Died: September 3

 23 Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Ferdinand von Zeppelin
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Died: March 8

 24 Georges Guynemer

Georges Guynemer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: French Pilot
Birthdate: December 24, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 11

 25 Léon Minkus

Léon Minkus
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Former composer of ballet music, a violin virtuoso and teacher
Birthdate: March 23, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 7

 26 Teresa Carreno

Teresa Carreno
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist an internationally renowned virtuoso pianist and was often referred to as the
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: June 12

 27 Eduard Buchner

Eduard Buchner
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Birthdate: May 20, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich
Died: August 13

 28 Franz Brentano

Franz Brentano
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rhine Province
Died: March 17

 29 Werner Voss

Werner Voss
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Military personnel
Birthdate: April 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Krefeld
Died: September 23

 30 Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia

Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: July 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: March 14

 31 Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: July 2

 32 Belva Ann Lockwood

Belva Ann Lockwood
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: American lawyer
Birthdate: October 24, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royalton, New York
Died: May 19

 33 Mackenzie Bowell

Mackenzie Bowell
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 27, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rickinghall, England
Died: December 10

 34 Andrew Taylor Still

Andrew Taylor Still
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 6, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lee County
Died: December 12

 35 Radomir Putnik

Radomir Putnik
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: January 24, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kragujevac, Serbia
Died: May 17

 36 Albert Pinkham Ryder

Albert Pinkham Ryder
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 19, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 28

 37 Theodor Kocher

Theodor Kocher
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: August 25, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bern
Died: July 27

 38 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius

Ferdinand Georg Frobenius
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: October 26, 1849
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Died: August 3

 39 Carolus-Duran

Carolus-Duran
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 4, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: February 17

 40 William Henry Moody

William Henry Moody
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: December 23, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2

 41 Anton Haus

Anton Haus
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval officer
Birthdate: June 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tolmin
Died: February 8

 42 John W. Foster

John W. Foster
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petersburg, Indiana, United States
Died: November 15

 43 Mendele Moykher Sforim

Mendele Moykher Sforim
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kopyl, Russia
Died: December 8

 44 William E. Chandler

William E. Chandler
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 28, 1835
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 30

 45 Tringe Smajli

Tringe Smajli
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Fighter
Birthdate: 1880 AD
Birthplace: Grudë, Albania
Died: November 2

 46 Thomas Ashe

Thomas Ashe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 12, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lispole, Ireland
Died: September 25

 47 Edward Burnett Tylor

Edward Burnett Tylor
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Famous As: Anthropologist
Birthdate: October 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: January 2

 48 Nikolay Dukhonin

Nikolay Dukhonin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: December 13, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Smolensk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: December 3

 49 Matthijs Maris

Matthijs Maris
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 17, 1839
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: August 22

 50 Henry Croft

Henry Croft
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Cowichan
Birthdate: January 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 28