Died On August 17th

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.

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
German
Deputy Führer
Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress

Dashrath ManjhiDashrath Manjhi
Indian
Mountain Man

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
American
Actor

Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General
Leo FrankLeo Frank
American
Criminal

José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
Argentinian, Chilean
Military Leader, Politician

Fernand LégerFernand Léger
French
Cubist Painter

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
Canadian
Film Director
Otto SternOtto Stern
German
Physicist

Frederick the GreatFrederick The Great
German
King of Prussia

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Indian, Pakistani
Politician, Officer

Yvonne Joyce CraigYvonne Craig
American
Ballet dancer

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 
Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey
American
Actress

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
German, Polish
Officer

Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
American
Lyricist

Ruth FirstRuth First
South African
Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer,
Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni
Italian
Painter, Sculptor, Artist

Bill MillinBill Millin
British
Soldier
Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
British
Businessperson, Engineer

Jack WalkerJack Walker
British
Businessperson, Business magnate

Terry GarvinTerry Garvin
Canadian
Professional wrestler
Robert R. GilruthRobert R. Gilruth
American
Aerospace engineer

Edmund DudleyEdmund Dudley
British
Administrator
Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
German
Officer

Francesco CossigaFrancesco Cossiga
Italian
Politician

Lorenzo Da PonteLorenzo Da Ponte
Italian, American
Opera librettist, Poet
Jack SharkeyJack Sharkey
American
Boxer

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Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
American
Writer
Eustace IV, Count of BoulogneEustace IV, Count of Boulogne
British
King

Clarence BrownClarence Brown
American
Film Director

Frank KermodeFrank Kermode
British
Critic

Ole BullOle Bull
Norwegian
Composer, Academic musician
Delmer DavesDelmer Daves
American
Screenwriter
Carlos Drummond de AndradeCarlos Drummond de Andrade
Brazilian
Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's

Pope EusebiusPope Eusebius
Italian
 

Patriarch Nikon of MoscowPatriarch Nikon of Moscow
Russian
Russian patriarch

Hans GudeHans Gude
Norwegian
Painter, University teacher
Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of DouglasArchibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
Scottish
Nobleman

Alice Stebbins WellsAlice Stebbins Wells
American
Police Officer

Alonzo J. RansierAlonzo J. Ransier
American
Politician

Emperor Go-FukakusaEmperor Go-Fukakusa
Japanese
Emperor , Sovereign

Gao GangGao Gang
Chinese
Political Leader
H. J. RoundH. J. Round
British
Engineer

Jean BarraquéJean Barraqué
French
Composer
Richard EmpsonRichard Empson
British
Lawyer

Florent SchmittFlorent Schmitt
French
Composer

John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
American
Astrophysicist
John HollanderJohn Hollander
American
Poet

Wild Bill DavisWild Bill Davis
American
Pianist
Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd BaronetSir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet
British
Statesman

Johann GerhardJohann Gerhard
German
Theologian

Paul NatorpPaul Natorp
German
Philosopher

William Kaye EstesWilliam Kaye Estes
American
Psychologist

Moufdi ZakariaMoufdi Zakaria
Algerian
Poet, Writer, Songwriter
Wilhelm UhdeWilhelm Uhde
German, Polish
Art dealer

Wojciech KorfantyWojciech Korfanty
Polish
Politician

E. Digby BaltzellE. Digby Baltzell
American
Sociologist

Nitta YoshisadaNitta Yoshisada
Japanese
Emperor
Gérard SouzayGérard Souzay
French
Baritone

Wilhelm BleekWilhelm Bleek
German
Linguist
Thea AstleyThea Astley
Australian
Novelist

Alexander ButlerovAlexander Butlerov
Russian
Chemist

Petter DassPetter Dass
Norwegian
Poet
Catherine Shipe EastCatherine Shipe East
American
Researcher

Erik Ivar FredholmErik Ivar Fredholm
Swedish
Mathematician
Johannes Nikolaus TetensJohannes Nikolaus Tetens
German
Philosopher

Anne DacierAnne Dacier
French
Scholar

Carloman, son of Charles MartelCarloman, son of Charles Martel
French
Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Vernon IngramVernon Ingram
German, Polish, American
Professor

Stephen AntonakosStephen Antonakos
Greek, American
Sculptor
Robert C. MaynardRobert C. Maynard
American
American journalist

Mary Abigail DodgeMary Abigail Dodge
American
Writer

Eugénio de CastroEugénio de Castro
Portuguese
Poet

Reinier de GraafReinier de Graaf
Dutch
Physician
Shamsur RahmanShamsur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Poet
Veronique PassaniVeronique Passani
French
 

Edwin MorganEdwin Morgan
Scottish
Poet

John Hubert MarshallJohn Hubert Marshall
British
Archaeologist

James GeddesJames Geddes
American
Engineer
Len EvansLen Evans
Australian
Wine

Hans Jacob Christoph von GrimmelshausenHans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
German
Author

Minamoto TameyoshiMinamoto Tameyoshi
Japanese
Japanese warrior

A'Lelia WalkerA'Lelia Walker
American
Businesswoman