Died On April 17th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 17. The list includes people like Benjamin Franklin, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, A. Alfred Taubman, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, poets, composers and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom 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 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
38
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: January 17, 1706
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1790

 2 Chyna

Chyna
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 2016

 3 Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney
10
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: 2014

 5 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: President of India (1962-67)
Birthdate: September 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 1975

 6 Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 7 Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First lady of the United States (1989-1993)
Birthdate: June 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 John Paul Getty Jr.

John Paul Getty Jr.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: September 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 2003

 9 Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: guitarist,singer, singer-songwriter, composer
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albert Lea
Died: 1960

 10 Soundarya

Soundarya
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulbagal, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Died: 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 11 Juana Inés de la Cruz

Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Early feminist author and philosopher who studied everything around her and argued forcefully that all women should be allowed to do the same
Birthdate: November 12, 1648
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nepantla de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexico
Died: 1695

 12 Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: actor,singer, musician, opera singer
Birthdate: September 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: 2007

 13 Ralph Abernathy

Ralph Abernathy
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: March 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linden, Alabama, United States
Died: 1990

 14 Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 15 Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn
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Famous As: stage actor, film actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: 1987

 16 Wong Fei-hung

Wong Fei-hung
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Physician,Martial artist
Birthdate: July 9, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: 1925

 17 Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asika Aska, Bihar, India
Died: 1997

 18 Anthony Gaggi

Anthony Gaggi
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: 1988

 19 Danny Federici

Danny Federici
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Organist, Musician
Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008

 20 Aime Cesaire

Aime Cesaire
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basse-Pointe, Martinique, France
Died: 2008

 21 Roger Wolcott Sperry

Roger Wolcott Sperry
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Neuropsychologist
Birthdate: August 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1994

 22 Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor

Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: Holy Roman emperor
Birthdate: July 26, 1678
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1711

 23 Proclus

Proclus
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Famous As: philosopher
Birthdate: February 8, 0412
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 0485

 24 Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi
Died: 1988

 25 Bessie Emery Head

Bessie Emery Head
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former writer who wrote novels, short fiction and autobiographical works that are infused with spiritual questioning and reflection
Birthdate: July 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Died: 1986

 26 Kantarō Suzuki

Kantarō Suzuki
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 18, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuze, Izumi, Japan
Died: 1948

 27 Kateri Tekakwitha

Kateri Tekakwitha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1656 AD
Birthplace: Auriesville, New York, United States
Died: 1680

 28 Piet Hein

Piet Hein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1996

 29 Norman Hunter

Norman Hunter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eighton Banks, England
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Francis Eugene Cardinal George

Francis Eugene Cardinal George
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: January 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015

 31 Robert Coleman Atkins

Robert Coleman Atkins
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: October 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Died: 2003

 32 Frank McGee

Frank McGee
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1974

 33 Pope Benedict III

Pope Benedict III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 0810 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0858

 34 George, Duke of Saxony

George, Duke of Saxony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Duke
Birthdate: August 27, 1471
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meissen, Germany
Died: 1539

 35 Juan Bautista Sacasa

Juan Bautista Sacasa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: December 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: 1946

 36 Henrik Dam

Henrik Dam
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: February 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: 1976

 37 Orestes Brownson

Orestes Brownson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont, United States
Died: 1876

 38 Yiannis Latsis

Yiannis Latsis
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Katakolo, Greece
Died: 2003

 39 Earl King

Earl King
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2003

 40 Henry Allen

Henry Allen
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz trumpeter
Birthdate: January 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Algiers, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1967

 41 Tadeusz Pietrzykowski

Tadeusz Pietrzykowski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1991

 42 Bennie G. Adkins

Bennie G. Adkins
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: February 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waurika, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2020

 43 Johann Mattheson

Johann Mattheson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 28, 1681
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1764

 44 Rosey

Rosey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2017

 45 Theodore Komisarjevsky

Theodore Komisarjevsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 23, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1954

 46 Katharina Schratt

Katharina Schratt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baden bei Wien, Austria
Died: 1940

 47 Dede Allen

Dede Allen
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Famous As: Film Editor
Birthdate: December 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2010

 48 Jorge Isaacs

Jorge Isaacs
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
Died: 1895

 49 Cheo Feliciano

Cheo Feliciano
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2014

 50 Alan Perez

Alan Perez
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Peru (1985-90, 2006-11)
Birthdate: May 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 2019