Famous People Who Died At 57

The list of famous people who died at 57 includes Patrick Swayze, Humphrey Bogart, Avicenna, Charlie Murphy, Warren G. Harding. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and artists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 57 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)
Prince
150
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21, 2016

Singer-songwriter, dancer, and musician, Prince is is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. He was considered a guitar virtuoso and could also play several other instruments. With worldwide sales of over 150 million records, he is ranked among the best-selling music artists of all time. He was also well known for his flamboyant persona.

 2 
Patrick Swayze
(Best Known For His Roles in the Films: 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost')
Patrick Swayze
90
Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the American actor, dancer, singer and songwriter, was very popular during the 1980s. His movie the ‘Dirty Dancing’ catapulted him to stardom. Ghost was another of his hit films. Swayze died in September, 2009, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. His final role was that of a FBI Agent in the television series ‘The Beast’.

 3 
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
(Founder of the Republic of Turkey,)
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
58
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thessaloniki
Died: November 10, 1938
Kemal Atatürk, known as the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, was its first president. He unified Turkey into a secular country and invested in education and women’s rights. He also popularized the Latin-based Turkish alphabet and made minorities speak Turkish in public. His policies are known as “Kemalism.” 
 4 
Humphrey Bogart
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Casablanca’, ‘The African Queen’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’)
Humphrey Bogart
30
Birthdate: December 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 1957

Humphrey Bogart is considered one of the greatest Hollywood actors and a legend. His filmography includes classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, In a Lonely Place and The Caine Mutiny. He won Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1951 film The African Queen

 5 
Norm MacDonald
(Canadian Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Cast Member on the TV Show 'Saturday Night Live')
Norm MacDonald
50
Birthdate: October 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: September 14, 2021
Norm Macdonald began by writing for Roseanne. He then soared to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and became famous for his deadpan style of comedy. His other ventures include the podcast Norm Macdonald Live and the shows The Norm Show and Norm Macdonald Has a Show.
 6 
Kelly Preston
(Actress)
Kelly Preston
66
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: July 12, 2020

Considered one of the most underrated actresses, the late Kelly Preston left her mark in both films and television shows and across a variety of genres. The charming actress starred alongside big Hollywood actors including her husband John Travolta and made her presence felt in most of them.

 7 
Stephen Hillenburg
(American Creator of the Nickelodeon Animated TV Series ‘Spongebob Squarepants')
Stephen Hillenburg
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Died: November 26, 2018
Stephen Hillenburg is best known as the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, the fifth-longest-running animated series in the U.S, which earned him two Emmys and six Annie Awards. He was initially a marine biologist and an instructor at the Orange County Marine Institute. He died of ALS, a neurodegenerative disease.
 8 
Amerigo Vespucci
(Discoverer of South America)
Amerigo Vespucci
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1454
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence
Died: February 22, 1512

Amerigo Vespucci was a merchant, navigator, and explorer. Credited with participating in two major voyages of the Age of Discovery, Vespucci's claim that the New World represented a new continent inspired cartographers to associate the name America (a Latinized form of his first name) to the newly discovered continents.

 9 
Madeline Kahn
(Known for Her Comedic Roles in Films)
Madeline Kahn
15
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 3, 1999

Madeline Kahn was an American actress, singer, and comedian. She is best remembered for her comedic roles in movies like Young Frankenstein, History of the World, Part I, and High Anxiety. Over the course of her career, Madeline Kahn received several prestigious awards such as the Drama Desk Award, People's Choice Award, and Daytime Emmy Award.

 10 
Chester A. Arthur
(The 21st president of the United States)
Chester A. Arthur
11
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 5, 1829
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont, United States
Died: November 18, 1886
Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. in 1881, after the assassination of President James A. Garfield, and served till 1885. Arthur represented Elizabeth Jennings Graham in the 1854 case against segregation in streetcars. He signed the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act and rebuilt the U.S. Navy.
 11 
Avicenna
(Persian polymath the most significant physiciansand writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine.)
Avicenna
17
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Birthplace: Afshona, Uzbekistan
Died: May 31, 1037
Renowned as father of early modern medicine, Avicenna was an illustrious Persian polymath. He is specifically distingusihed for his contributions in the fields of medicine and Aristotelian philisophy. He is best-known for his works namely, The Canon of Medicine and The Book of Healing. The corpus of his writings also include alchemy, geology, psychology, geography, physics, poetry and Islamic theology.
 12 
Charlie Murphy
(Best Known as a Writer & Cast Member of the Sketch-Comedy Series 'Chappelle's Show')
Charlie Murphy
19
Birthdate: July 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy, is best remembered for his sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show and for his performance as Vic in Black Jesus. He also voiced Big Kid on the children’s show Thugaboo. He also starred in movies such as CB4 and co-wrote Vampire in Brooklyn.
 13 
Vince Lombardi
(One of the Greatest Coaches and Leaders in the History of All American Sports)
Vince Lombardi
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 3, 1970

Football coach, Vince Lombardi, is best known for being the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. Beginning his career as a high school coach, he eventually started coaching  National Football League (NFL) teams. As a head coach in the NFL, he never had a losing season. He died of cancer in 1970.

 14 
Warren G. Harding
(29th President of the United States (1921–1923))
Warren G. Harding
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1865
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blooming Grove, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2, 1923

The 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding assumed office in 1921 shortly after the end of WWI and became very popular. He died in 1923 while still in office. Later, various scandals that occured during his presidency were uncovered and his image suffered a serious setback. His presidency is today ranked amongst the worst in the American history.

 15 
Nellie Bly
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Nellie Bly
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cochrans Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 1922

Nellie Bly was an American industrialist, journalist, inventor, and charity worker. She is remembered for her circumnavigation of the world in 72 days. She is also known for pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism as she worked undercover from within a mental institution to report on the institution. Nellie Bly’s life and work have inspired several works of art.

 16 
Gregory Hines
(Actor, Choreographer and One of the Most Celebrated Tap Dancers of All Time)
Gregory Hines
8
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 9, 2003
Gregory Hines is remembered as one of the greatest tap dancers in the world. His performance in the Broadway play Jelly's Last Jam won him a Tony and a Drama Desk award. He also won an Emmy for his voice role in Little Bill and hosted his own show.
 17 
Vanity (Singer)
(Lead Singer of The Female Trio 'Vanity 6' Known for Their Hit Song "Nasty Girl")
Vanity (Singer)
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15, 2016
Canadian entertainer Denise Katherine Matthews, better known by her pseudonym, Vanity, initially gained fame as part of the girl group Vanity 6, which delivered hits such as Nasty Girl. She also released solo albums and starred in films such as Action Jackson. She died of kidney failure at 57.
 18 
John Entwistle
(Musician & Songwriter who was The Bassist ‍for The Rock Band 'The Who')
John Entwistle
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 27, 2002

John Entwistle was an English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and music producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Who, for which he served as the original bass guitarist and backing vocalist. Nicknamed Thunderfingers, Entwistle was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Bass Players list. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Curtis Mayfield
(Singer, Guitarist)
Curtis Mayfield
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 1999
Soul singer and guitarist Curtis Mayfield gained fame with The Impressions. His songs such as People Get Ready carried prominent social themes. The Grammy Hall of Fame inductee was paralyzed from the neck down after an accident during a live performance in 1990 but continued to record even after that.
 20 
Marty Robbins
(One of the Most Popular and Successful Country and Western Music Performers from the Late 1940s to the Early 1980s)
Marty Robbins
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, Arizona, United States
Died: December 8, 1982
Singer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist Marty Robbins was also a NASCAR driver. He played the guitar since his U.S. Navy days. Famous for his country and Western tracks such as Singing the Blues and El Paso, he also won two Grammys and appeared in films such as Honkytonk Man.
 21 
Susan Hayward
(American Film Actress, Best Known for her Film Portrayals of Women that were Based on True Stories)
Susan Hayward
16
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 14, 1975

Susan Hayward was an American model and actress best known for playing characters based on true stories. During her illustrious acting career, which spanned 35 years, Susan Hayward won several prestigious awards, such as Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. She was also one of the most bankable Hollywood actresses throughout the 1950s.

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Gloria Grahame
(Actress)
Gloria Grahame
9
Birthdate: November 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: October 5, 1981
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 23 
Jan Hooks
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her TV Series ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Jan Hooks
6
Birthdate: April 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks is best remembered for her stint on Saturday Night Live, where she played characters such as Candy Sweeney. Fans also loved her in Designing Women and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She was initially part of the comedy troupe The Groundlings and voiced Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpsons.
 24 
Wolfman Jack
(Radio personality, Disc jockey)
Wolfman Jack
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 1995
 25 
Niccolo Paganini
(Italian Violinist and Composer Best Known for His Work '24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1')
Niccolo Paganini
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 27, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa
Died: May 27, 1840
Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Niccolò Paganini established himself as one of the key figures of modern violin technique. Son of a trader-turned-street musician, he started his stint with music by learning to play the mandolin. Some of his most celebrated compositions were the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1.
 26 
Stokely Carmichael
(Key Leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States)
Stokely Carmichael
15
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 15, 1998

Stokely Carmichael was a significant part of the American civil rights movement and the worldwide Pan-African movement. He was associated with the Black Panther Party and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party. The Black Power movement leader later adopted the name Kwame Ture and traveled extensively through Africa.

 27 
Robert Taylor
(Actor, Pilot)
Robert Taylor
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filley, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 8, 1969
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Bert Convy
(Actor and Host of Game Shows: ‘Tattletales’, ‘Super Password’ and ‘Win, Lose or Draw’)
Bert Convy
12
Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15, 1991

Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer. He is best remembered for hosting popular game shows, such as Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales, and Super Password. After establishing himself as a TV personality, Bert Convy tried his hand at acting and played important roles in films like A Bucket of Blood, Gunman's Walk, and Susan Slade.

 29 
John Logie Baird
8
Birthdate: August 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: June 14, 1946

Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator, John Logie Baird, is best known for demonstrating a working TV system in 1926. He then went on to invent the first viable purely electronic color TV picture tube and founded the Baird Television Development Company. He was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2015.

 30 
Ward Bond
(Actor)
Ward Bond
10
Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benkelman, Nebraska, USA
Died: November 5, 1960
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bruno Kirby
(Actor)
Bruno Kirby
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 14, 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Vincent Schiavelli
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’ & ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’)
Vincent Schiavelli
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 26, 2005

Vincent Schiavelli was an American food writer and actor. Remembered for playing unique characters, Schiavelli was regarded as one of the best character actors in the history of Hollywood. Also a prolific writer, Schiavelli wrote several cookbooks and articles for various publications like Saveur, Gourmet, and the Los Angeles Times. In 2001, he won a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award.

 33 
Madge Sinclair
7
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: December 20, 1995

The Kingston-born American actress, who began her career with the New York Shakespearean Festival, acted in a number films and television series and won Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama Gabriel's Fire. Madge Sinclair was also a voice artist in the famous animated film The Lion King, released a year before she succumbed to leukaemia.

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Gertrude Bell
(Writer, Diplomat)
Gertrude Bell
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, United Kingdom
Died: July 12, 1926

Born into a wealthy English family, Gertrude Bell was an explorer at heart and went down in history for her journeys across the Middle East and for helping establish the Hāshimite dynasty in Iraq. Though she graduated in history from Oxford, being a woman, she wasn’t awarded a degree.

 35 
Halston
(Fashion Designer)
Halston
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: March 26, 1990

Designer Halston began his career designing hats for American milliner Lilly Daché. He is primarily remembered for pioneering cashmere, or Ultrasued, in the mid-1970s. Known for his party-loving personality, he popularized the halter dress for women. He was also known for his homosexual relationship with Victor Hugo.

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Scatman John
(Musician, Singer)
Scatman John
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monte, California, United States
Died: December 3, 1999
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Vladimir the Great
(Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir the Great
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: July 15, 1015
 38 
Charles Spurgeon
(One of the Most Influential and Extraordinary Preachers of the 19th century)
Charles Spurgeon
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kelvedon, England
Died: January 31, 1892

Charles Spurgeon was an English Particular Baptist preacher who was a powerful figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition. Hailed as the "Prince of Preachers", he was well respected by Christians of various denominations. He was pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel for almost four decades. He was the author of several books, sermons, and commentaries. 

 39 
Sócrates
(Brazilian Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Sócrates
9
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: December 4, 2011
 40 
Michel Lotito
(French Entertainer Known for Consuming Indigestible Objects)
Michel Lotito
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: June 25, 2007
Featured on Ripley’s 100 Best BIONS, Michel Lotito was known for his bizarre diet, consisting of glass and metal parts, TV sets, bicycles, and even a Cessna 150 airplane. The Guinness record holder was nicknamed Monsieur Mangetout, meaning Mr. Eat-All. The French entertainer died of natural causes later.
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Edward R. Murrow
(Journalist)
Edward R. Murrow
8
Birthdate: April 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 27, 1965
 42 
Thomas Wolsey
(English Statesman, Catholic Bishop and Almoner of Henry VIII)
Thomas Wolsey
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Died: November 29, 1530
Thomas Wolsey was an archbishop and a cardinal of the Catholic Church, who was made King Henry VIII’s chief advisor, or the Lord Chancellor. He failed to negotiate an annulment of the king’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and thus lost his titles. He was eventually charged with treason.
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Peter Edward Cook
(Actor, Comedian, Satirist, Writer)
Peter Edward Cook
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: January 9, 1995
 44 
James Franciscus
4
Birthdate: January 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clayton, Missouri, United States
Died: July 8, 1991
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Cardinal Richelieu
(French Clergyman and First Minister of State (1624 - 1642))
Cardinal Richelieu
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1585
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 4, 1642

Cardinal Richelieu was a French clergyman and statesman who was active in the early 17th century. He held powerful positions in both the Catholic Church and French government and served as the chief minister to Louis XIII of France in 1624. He helped the French maintain their dominance in the Thirty Years' War that engulfed Europe. 

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Ian Dury
(Singer)
Ian Dury
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: March 27, 2000
 47 
Pierre de Fermat
(French Mathematician and Founder of the Modern Theory of Numbers)
Pierre de Fermat
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 6, 1607
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France
Died: January 12, 1665

Seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat was also a qualified lawyer. Remembered mostly for his contribution to number theory, probability, calculus, and analytic geometry, he was also known for his proficiency in six languages, including Greek and Latin. One of his major works, Introduction to Loci, was released posthumously.

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Willie Garson
18
Birthdate: February 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey
Died: September 21, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Taylor Negron
(Actor)
Taylor Negron
3
Birthdate: August 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: January 10, 2015
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Krishnadevaraya
(Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire)
Krishnadevaraya
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Birthdate: February 16, 1471
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampi
Died: 1529 AD
Krishnadevaraya, from the Tuluva Dynasty, was the emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1509 to 1529. Named the Lord of the Kannada empire, he was one of the most influential Hindu kings of the Indian peninsula. An able military general and ruler, he also patronized art and literature.