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: Dutch exotic dancer
Birthdate: August 7, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: October 15

 2 Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill.
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Famous As: Hunter
Birthdate: February 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scott County
Died: January 10

 3 Emile Durkheim

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

 4 Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer and Pianist
Birthdate: November 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northeast Texas
Died: April 1

 5 Liliʻuokalani

Liliʻuokalani.
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Famous As: Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Birthdate: September 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: November 11

 6 Edgar Degas

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

 7 Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 12, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Died: November 17
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 8 Dadabhai Naoroji

 Dadabhai Naoroji.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bombay, British India
Died: June 30

 9 John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 10

 10 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

 11 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

 12 Tom Thomson

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

 13 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

 14 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

 15 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

 16 Frances Xavier Cabrini

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

 17 Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: January 22, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augustenborg, Denmark
Died: October 28

 18 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

 19 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

 20 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

 21 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)

 22 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)

 23 Emil Adolf von Behring

Emil Adolf von Behring.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: German physiologist
Birthdate: March 15, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ławice
Died: March 31

 24 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

 25 Oswald Chambers

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

 26 Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: minister
Birthdate: May 9, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: January 18

 27 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

 28 William Knox D'Arcy

William Knox D'Arcy
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 11, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Died: May 1

 29 Franz Brentano

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

 30 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

 31 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

 32 Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: February 26, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cromer Hall, England
Died: January 29

 33 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

 34 Walther Schwieger

Walther Schwieger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Submariner
Birthdate: April 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: September 17

 35 Sir Leander Starr Jameson, Baronet

Sir Leander Starr Jameson, Baronet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stranraer, Scotland
Died: November 26

 36 Frederick Selous

Frederick Selous
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: December 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 4

 37 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

 38 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

 39 Noel Godfrey Chavasse

Noel Godfrey Chavasse
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military physician, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: November 9, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford
Died: August 4

 40 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

 41 Berenger Sauniere

Berenger Sauniere
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: April 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montazels, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Died: January 22

 42 Hugo Simberg

Hugo Simberg
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamina, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (now Hamina, Finland)
Died: July 12

 43 Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th earl of Elgin

Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th earl of Elgin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: May 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Canada
Died: January 18

 44 Teresa Carreno

Teresa Carreno.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Pianist, Composer
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: June 12

 45 Léon Bloy

Léon Bloy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 11, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Notre-Dame-de-Sanilhac, Sanilhac, France
Died: November 3

 46 Edouard Drumont

Edouard Drumont
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 5

 47 Ivan Logginovich Goremykin

Ivan Logginovich Goremykin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novgorod, Russia
Died: October 24

 48 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

 49 Léon Minkus

Léon Minkus
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: December 7

 50 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