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
10
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
7
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
5
Birthdate: July 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 27
 4 
Scott Joplin
(Composer & Pianist)
Scott Joplin
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: 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 
Dadabhai Naoroji
(Member of Parliament for Finsbury Central (1892-95))
Dadabhai Naoroji
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: June 30
 8 
Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8
 9 
Liliʻuokalani
(Queen of the Hawaiian Islands (1891-93))
Liliʻuokalani
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 11
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 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
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
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)
 15 
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
 16 
Dragutin Dimitrijević
(Serbian Army Officer)
Dragutin Dimitrijević
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: June 24
 17 
Albert Ball
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Albert Ball
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: May 7
 18 
Oswald Chambers
(Author, Theologian)
Oswald Chambers
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: November 15
Frances Xavier Cabrini
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Died: December 22
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: March 14
 21 
Adolf von Baeyer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: August 20
 22 
Ecaterina Teodoroiu
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Romania
Died: September 3
 23 
L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)
L. L. Zamenhof
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14
 24 
Franz Brentano
(Philosopher)
Franz Brentano
0
Birthdate: January 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rhine Province
Died: March 17
 25 
Werner Voss
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Werner Voss
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Krefeld
Died: September 23
 26 
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
 27 
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
 28 
Georges Guynemer
(French Pilot)
Georges Guynemer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 11
 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 
Edward Thomas
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Died: April 9
 31 
Emil Theodor Kocher
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: July 27
 32 
Andrew Taylor Still
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lee County
Died: December 12
 33 
Albert Pinkham Ryder
0
Birthdate: March 19, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 28
 34 
Mackenzie Bowell
(Politician)
Mackenzie Bowell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 27, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rickinghall, England
Died: December 10
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: July 2
 36 
Belva Ann Lockwood
(American lawyer)
Belva Ann Lockwood
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 24, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royalton, New York
Died: May 19
 37 
Frederick Selous
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 4
 38 
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
 39 
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
 40 
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
 41 
William Henry Moody
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 23, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 2
 42 
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
 43 
Edouard Drumont
(Journalist)
Edouard Drumont
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 5
 44 
Radomir Putnik
(Serbia's First Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff)
Radomir Putnik
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kragujevac, Serbia
Died: May 17
 45 
Carolus-Duran
(Painter)
Carolus-Duran
1
Birthdate: July 4, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: February 17
 46 
William E. Chandler
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 28, 1835
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 30
 47 
Ivan Goremykin
(Former 2nd Prime Minister of Russia (May 1906 – July 1906, 1914 - 1916))
Ivan Goremykin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Died: December 24
 48 
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
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
Mendele Moykher Sforim
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kopyl, Russia
Died: December 8