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 Richard Harris

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

 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 Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos
24
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)

 4 Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992

 5 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)

 6 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

 7 Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Occultist
Birthdate: October 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died: December 1, 1947
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 8 David Carradine

David Carradine
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 3, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 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)

 10 Ashoka

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

 11 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

 12 Peggy Lipton

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

 13 Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 27th President of the United States
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: March 8, 1930
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 16, 2016
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Known for Leaves of Grass, a collection of poetry
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892

 17 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

 18 Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Military Officer
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 26, 1974
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 19 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

 20 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

 21 Arthur Schopenhauer

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

 22 Nebuchadrezzar II

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

 23 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Mahavira

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

 27 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

 28 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

 29 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

 30 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)

 31 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

 32 Ibn Battuta

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

 33 Herman Melville

Herman Melville
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1891

 34 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)

 35 Alan Lancaster

Alan Lancaster
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Best known as a founding member and bassist
Birthdate: February 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England
Died: September 26, 2021

 36 Brahmagupta

Brahmagupta
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician and Astronomer
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD

 37 Henry James

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

 38 Mileva Marić

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

 39 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

 40 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)

 41 Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev
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Famous As: Inventor of Periodic Table
Birthdate: February 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: February 2, 1907

 42 Slobodan Praljak

Slobodan Praljak
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Died: November 29, 2017

 43 Douglas Bader

Douglas Bader
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Royal Air Force Pilot During World War II
Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London
Died: September 5, 1982

 44 Mako Iwamatsu

Mako Iwamatsu
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: July 21, 2006

 45 Larry Fine

Larry Fine
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 24, 1975

 46 Gertrude Stein

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

 47 Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 30, 1964

 48 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

 49 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

 50 Erich Ludendorff

Erich Ludendorff
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General of German Army (1916-18)
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: December 20, 1937