Famous People Who Died At 72

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John Wayne
(A Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age)
John Wayne
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Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Confucius
(Philosopher)
Confucius
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Birthdate: 0551 BC
Birthplace: Lu, Shandong, China
Died: April 11, 0479
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John Locke
(Philosopher)
John Locke
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Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704
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William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: March 8, 1930
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Richard Harris
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Richard Harris
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Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Louis Pasteur
(Chemist and Microbiologist)
Louis Pasteur
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: September 28, 1895
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Ferdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)
Ferdinand Marcos
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Listed In: Leaders
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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Isaac Asimov
(Writer Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels and Professor of Biochemistry)
Isaac Asimov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ashoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)
Ashoka
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Birthdate: 0304 BC
Birthplace: Pataliputra
Died: 0232 BC
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Peggy Lipton
(Actress)
Peggy Lipton
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 11, 2019
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')
Walt Whitman
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Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892
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Dmitri Mendeleev
(Inventor of Periodic Table)
Dmitri Mendeleev
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Birthdate: February 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: February 2, 1907
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Charles Lindbergh
(Remembered for Making the First Nonstop Solo Flight Across the Atlantic)
Charles Lindbergh
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Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 26, 1974
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Thomas Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)
Thomas Paine
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: June 8, 1809
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David Carradine
(American Actor Best Known for Playing Martial Arts Roles)
David Carradine
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Birthdate: December 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 3, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Telly Savalas
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Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')
Leonard Bernstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1990
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Arthur Schopenhauer
(German Philosopher Best Known for His Work ‘The World as Will and Representation’)
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Birthdate: February 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: September 21, 1860
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Lorne Greene
(Actor, Radio Personality and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Ben Cartwright’ in TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Lorne Greene
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Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: September 11, 1987
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Herman Melville
(Novelist & Short Story Writer of the American Renaissance Period Best Known for His Works 'Moby-Dick' & 'Typee')
Herman Melville
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1891
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Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
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Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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K. Kamaraj
(Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1954-63))
K. Kamaraj
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 2, 1975
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Frank Sinatra Jr.
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Son of Actor Frank Sinatra)
Frank Sinatra Jr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 16, 2016
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Amrish Puri
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Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12, 2005
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Mileva Marić
(Serbian Physicist, Mathematician and the First Wife of Albert Einstein)
Mileva Marić
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 4, 1948
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Dennis Nilsen
(Serial Killer)
Dennis Nilsen
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 12, 2018
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Vasili Arkhipov
(Submariner)
Vasili Arkhipov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19, 1998
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Larry Fine
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team the ‘Three Stooges’)
Larry Fine
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Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 24, 1975
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Mahavira
(Last tirthankara of Jainism)
Mahavira
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Birthdate: 0599 BC
Birthplace: Vaishali
Died: 0527 BC
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James MacArthur
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Danny Williams’ in the TV Series ‘Hawaii Five-O’)
James MacArthur
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Birthdate: December 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 28, 2010
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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John Drew Barrymore
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Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: November 29, 2004
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Angelica Hamilton
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)
Angelica Hamilton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
Died: February 6, 1857
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Mako Iwamatsu
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Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: July 21, 2006
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El Greco
(Greek Painter, Sculptor and Architect of the Spanish Renaissance)
El Greco
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 1, 1541
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: April 7, 1614
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Henry James
(British Author Who is Regarded as a Key Transitional Figure Between Literary Realism and Literary Modernism)
Henry James
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: February 28, 1916
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Mary Travers
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk Music Group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’)
Mary Travers
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 16, 2009
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Georg Cantor
(Mathematician)
Georg Cantor
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 6, 1918
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Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)
Fulgencio Batista
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973
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Brahmagupta
(Mathematician and Astronomer)
Brahmagupta
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD
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Douglas Bader
(Aircraft pilot)
Douglas Bader
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: September 5, 1982
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Gertrude Stein
(American Novelist, Poet and Playwright)
Gertrude Stein
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 27, 1946
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Frank Gorshin
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Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17, 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Erich Ludendorff
(German General, Politician and Military Theorist)
Erich Ludendorff
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: December 20, 1937
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Lou Rawls
(R&B Singer Famous for His Luxurious Baritone Singing Voice and Four-Octave Vocal Range)
Lou Rawls
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6, 2006
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Empress Dowager Cixi
(Chinese Empress Dowager)
Empress Dowager Cixi
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Birthdate: November 29, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: November 15, 1908
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Ambrose Bierce
(Journalist & Writer, soldier)
Ambrose Bierce
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Birthdate: June 24, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Died: December 1, 1914
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Marcello Mastroianni
(One of Italy's Most Iconic Actors of the 20th Century)
Marcello Mastroianni
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Birthdate: September 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy
Died: December 19, 1996
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Bert Lahr
(Actor)
Bert Lahr
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Birthdate: August 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 4, 1967
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Averroes
(Philosopher)
Averroes
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Birthdate: April 14, 1126
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: December 10, 1198
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Art Bell
(Radio Personality)
Art Bell
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Birthdate: June 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Died: April 13, 2018
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.