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 
John Wayne
(A Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age)

John Wayne
37
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 2 
Confucius
(Philosopher)

Confucius
12
Birthdate: 0551 BC
Birthplace: Lu, Shandong, China
Died: April 11, 0479

 3 
John Locke
(Philosopher)

John Locke
22
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704

 4 
William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)

William Howard Taft
13
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)

 5 

Richard Harris
14
Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 
Isaac Asimov
(Writer)

Isaac Asimov
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992

 7 
Louis Pasteur
(Chemist and Microbiologist)

Louis Pasteur
11
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: September 28, 1895
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 8 
Ferdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)

Ferdinand Marcos
42
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)

 9 
Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')

Walt Whitman
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892

 10 
Ashoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

Ashoka
34
Birthdate: 0304 BC
Birthplace: Pataliputra
Died: 0232 BC

 11 
Peggy Lipton
(Actress)

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

 12 
Charles Lindbergh
(Remembered for Making the First Nonstop Solo Flight Across the Atlantic)

Charles Lindbergh
20
Birthdate: February 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 26, 1974
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 13 
Dmitri Mendeleev
(Inventor of Periodic Table)

Dmitri Mendeleev
6
Birthdate: February 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: February 2, 1907

 14 
Thomas Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)

Thomas Paine
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: June 8, 1809

 15 

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

 16 
Telly Savalas
(Actor, Singer)

Telly Savalas
0
Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 
Arthur Schopenhauer
(Philosopher)

Arthur Schopenhauer
9
Birthdate: February 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: September 21, 1860

 18 
Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')

Leonard Bernstein
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1990

 19 

Lorne Greene
24
Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: September 11, 1987
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 
Dennis Nilsen
(Serial Killer)

Dennis Nilsen
46
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 12, 2018

 21 

Amrish Puri
6
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12, 2005

 22 
K. Kamaraj
(Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1954-63))

K. Kamaraj
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 2, 1975

 23 

John Drew Barrymore
6
Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: November 29, 2004

 24 
Cilla Black
(Singer)

Cilla Black
2
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 25 
Herman Melville
(Novelist & Short Story Writer of the American Renaissance Period Best Known for His Works 'Moby-Dick' & 'Typee')

Herman Melville
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1891

 26 
Mahavira
(Last tirthankara of Jainism)

Mahavira
18
Birthdate: 0599 BC
Birthplace: Vaishali
Died: 0527 BC

 27 
Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

Fulgencio Batista
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973

 28 
Vasili Arkhipov
(Submariner)

Vasili Arkhipov
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19, 1998

 29 
Larry Fine
(Actor)

Larry Fine
6
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 24, 1975

 30 
Mileva Marić
(Physicist, Mathematician)

Mileva Marić
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 4, 1948

 31 
Angelica Hamilton
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)

Angelica Hamilton
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
Died: February 6, 1857

 32 

James MacArthur
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 28, 2010
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 33 
El Greco
(Painter)

El Greco
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1541
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: April 7, 1614

 34 

Mako Iwamatsu
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: July 21, 2006

 35 
Henry James
(Writer)

Henry James
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 28, 1916

 36 
Georg Cantor
(Mathematician)

Georg Cantor
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 6, 1918

 37 

Frank Sinatra Jr.
9
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)

 38 
Brahmagupta
(Mathematician and Astronomer)

Brahmagupta
41
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD

 39 
Douglas Bader
(Aircraft pilot)

Douglas Bader
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: September 5, 1982

 40 
Gertrude Stein
(Novelist)

Gertrude Stein
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 27, 1946

 41 
Mary Travers
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk Music Group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’)

Mary Travers
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 16, 2009

 42 

Frank Gorshin
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 17, 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 43 
Ambrose Bierce
(Journalist & Writer, soldier)

Ambrose Bierce
4
Birthdate: June 24, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Died: December 1, 1914

 44 
Lou Rawls
(R&B Singer Famous for His Luxurious Baritone Singing Voice and Four-Octave Vocal Range)

Lou Rawls
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6, 2006
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 45 
Erich Ludendorff
(General of German Army (1916-18))

Erich Ludendorff
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: December 20, 1937

 46 
Empress Dowager Cixi
(Chinese Empress Dowager)

Empress Dowager Cixi
12
Birthdate: November 29, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: November 15, 1908

Marcello Mastroianni
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Italy
Died: December 19, 1996
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 48 
Averroes
(Philosopher)

Averroes
3
Birthdate: April 14, 1126
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: December 10, 1198

 49 
Bert Lahr
(Actor)

Bert Lahr
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 4, 1967
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 

John Vernon
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: February 1, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)