Died On August 17th

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Frederick The Great
(Former King of Prussia (1740 - 1786))
Frederick The Great
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Birthdate: January 24, 1712
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1786
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Vivian Vance
(Actress)
Vivian Vance
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Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: 1979
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Dashrath Manjhi
(Mountain Man)
Dashrath Manjhi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1934 AD
Birthplace: Gehlaur
Died: 2007
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Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
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Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: 1969
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines
(Haitian General)
Jean-Jacques Dessalines
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Birthdate: September 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guinea
Died: 1806
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Birthdate: July 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: 1935
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Pearl Bailey
(Actress)
Pearl Bailey
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Birthdate: March 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Leo Frank
(Criminal)
Leo Frank
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cuero, Texas, United States
Died: 1915
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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José de San Martín
(Military Leader, Politician)
José de San Martín
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yapeyú
Died: 1850
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Rudolf Hess
(Deputy Führer)
Rudolf Hess
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria
Died: 1987
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Cedric Benson
(American football player)
Cedric Benson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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A'Lelia Walker
(Businesswoman)
A'Lelia Walker
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1931
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Fernand Léger
(French Painter and Sculptor Best Known for His Painting ‘My Mother's Garden’)
Fernand Léger
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Birthdate: February 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan, France
Died: 1955
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Bill Millin
(Soldier)
Bill Millin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Regina
Died: 2010
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Ira Gershwin
(Lyricist)
Ira Gershwin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 1983
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Matthew Boulton
(Businessperson, Engineer)
Matthew Boulton
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 3, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 1809
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Jack Sharkey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jack Walker
(Businessperson)
Jack Walker
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Died: 2000
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Robert R. Gilruth
(Aerospace engineer)
Robert R. Gilruth
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashwauk, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2000
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Moufdi Zakaria
(Algerian Nationalist, Activist, Poet, and Writer)
Moufdi Zakaria
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ghardaia
Died: 1977
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Conrad Aiken
(Writer)
Conrad Aiken
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1973
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Eddie Griffin
(Basketball player)
Eddie Griffin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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John Hubert Marshall
(Archaeologist)
John Hubert Marshall
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Birthdate: March 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: 1958
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Irene Nemirovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died: 1942
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Victoria Shaw
(Actress)
Victoria Shaw
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Birthdate: May 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 1988
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Otto Stern
(Physicist)
Otto Stern
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Żory
Died: 1969
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Arsen Dedić
(Singer-songwriter)
Arsen Dedić
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šibenik, Croatia
Died: 2015
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Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
(Former President of Pakistan)
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Died: 1988
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Alice Stebbins Wells
(Police Officer)
Alice Stebbins Wells
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Died: 1957
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Joseph T. White
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1985
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Carlos Drummond de Andrade
(Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's writer)
Carlos Drummond de Andrade
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Itabira
Died: 1987
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Hans Gude
(Former painter who painted landscapes and who was a proponent of Norwegian National Romanticism)
Hans Gude
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Birthdate: March 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 1903
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Clarence Brown
(Film Director)
Clarence Brown
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Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1987
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Emperor Go-Fukakusa
(Emperor , Sovereign)
Emperor Go-Fukakusa
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Birthdate: June 28, 1243
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1304
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Arthur Hiller
(Film Director)
Arthur Hiller
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Birthdate: November 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: 2016
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Umberto Boccioni
(Painter and Sculptor)
Umberto Boccioni
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Birthdate: October 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died: 1916
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Gao Gang
(Political Leader)
Gao Gang
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yulin, China
Died: 1954
Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 4, 1762
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: 1823
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Lorenzo Da Ponte
(Former poet and librettist best known for his collaboration with Mozart)
Lorenzo Da Ponte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 10, 1749
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Died: 1838
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Teodoro Palacios
(High jumper)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 2019
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Camille Bulcke
(Missionary)
Camille Bulcke
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Died: 1982
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
(Lawyer, Politician)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: 1988
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Ioan Slavici
(Writer)
Ioan Slavici
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Siria, Transilvania, Romania
Died: 1925
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Catherine Shipe East
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barboursville, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1996
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Ruth First
(Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer, Journalist, Martyr, Political activist)
Ruth First
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg
Died: 1982
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Sonny Landham
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Birthdate: February 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canton, Georgia, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Mariama Bâ
(Writer)
Mariama Bâ
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: 1981
Prince Eugen, Duke of Narke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Drottningholm Palace, Sweden
Died: 1947
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Dominick Napolitano
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1981
Discover the most famous people who died on August 17. The list includes people like Frederick The Great, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Arthur Hiller, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Fernand Léger. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, journalists and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from Germany, United Kingdom, France & Norway and many more countries.