Famous People Who Died At 72

The list of famous people who died at 72 includes Confucius, John Wayne, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Harris, Aleister Crowley. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, artists and poets and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 72 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.

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 1 Dennis Nilsen

Dennis Nilsen.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 12, 2018

 2 John Wayne

John Wayne.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 3 Richard Harris

Richard Harris.
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 David Carradine

David Carradine.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 3, 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Novelist, Professor
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992

 6 Pol Pot

Pol Pot.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Cambodia
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prek Sbov, Cambodia
Died: April 15, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Died: September 28, 1989
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Occultist
Birthdate: October 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 1, 1947

 9 Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 11, 2019
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 10 Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Antonio
Died: May 10, 1977

 11 Ashoka

Ashoka.
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Famous As: Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty
Birthdate: 0304 BC
Birthplace: Pataliputra
Died: 0232 BC

 12 N. T. Rama Rao

N. T. Rama Rao
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nimmakuru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: January 18, 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 13 Confucius

Confucius.
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Famous As: Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher
Birthdate: September 28, 0551
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Qufu
Died: 0479 BC

 14 Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa
Died: September 11, 1987
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: March 8, 1930

 16 Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh.
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Famous As: Aviator, Inventor & Author
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: August 26, 1974

 17 Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12, 2005

 18 John Locke

John Locke.
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Famous As: Father of Classical Liberalism
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704

 19 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr..
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
Died: March 16, 2016

 20 John Eleuthère du Pont

John Eleuthère du Pont.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Philanthropist, Murderer
Birthdate: November 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 9, 2010

 21 Fulgencio Batista

Fulgencio Batista.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Cuba
Birthdate: January 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973

 22 K. Kamaraj

K. Kamaraj.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India
Birthdate: July 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 2, 1975

 23 Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & humanist
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York
Died: March 26, 1892

 24 Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas.
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, USA
Died: January 22, 1994

 25 Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gdańsk
Died: September 21, 1860

 26 Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Chemist and Microbiologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, Jura, Franche-Comté, France
Died: September 28, 1895

 27 Nebuchadrezzar II

Nebuchadrezzar II
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Famous As: king
Birthdate: 0634 BC
Died: 0562 BC

 28 Pope Alexander VI

Pope Alexander VI.
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: January 1, 1431
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Játiva, Spain
Died: August 18, 1503

 29 Sivaji Ganesan

Sivaji Ganesan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sirkali, India
Died: July 21, 2001

 30 Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: January 29, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: June 8, 1809

 31 Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan
Died: July 21, 2006
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 32 Mahavira

Mahavira.
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Famous As: Last tirthankara of Jainism
Birthdate: 0599 BC
Birthplace: Vaishali
Died: 0527 BC

 33 Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: April 27, 2018

 34 John Drew Barrymore

John Drew Barrymore.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: November 29, 2004

 35 Herman Melville

Herman Melville.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 28, 1891

 36 Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American novelist
Birthdate: February 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 27, 1946

 37 Vasili Arkhipov

Vasili Arkhipov.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: January 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19, 1998

 38 Larry Fine

Larry Fine.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: January 24, 1975
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta.
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: February 25, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier
Died: 1377 AD

 40 Empress Dowager Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi.
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Famous As: Chinese Empress Dowager
Birthdate: November 29, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: November 15, 1908

 41 James MacArthur

James MacArthur.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: October 28, 2010
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 42 Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor, Composer
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1990

 43 Mileva Marić

Mileva Marić.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel
Died: August 4, 1948

 44 Marie Thérèse of France

Marie Thérèse of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: October 19, 1851

 45 Henry James

Henry James.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 28, 1916

 46 Cilla Black

Cilla Black.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 47 Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy
Died: December 19, 1996

 48 Roger Vadim

Roger Vadim.
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: February 11, 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 49 Erich Ludendorff

Erich Ludendorff.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General of German Army
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: December 20, 1937

 50 Amir Khusrow

Amir Khusrow.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Sufi Poet
Birthdate: 1253 AD
Birthplace: Patiyali, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: September 30, 1325