Died On August 17th

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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.
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 1 
Frederick The Great
(Former King of Prussia (1740 - 1786))
Frederick The Great
15
Birthdate: January 24, 1712
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1786
 2 
Vivian Vance
(Actress)
Vivian Vance
7
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: 1979
 3 
Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
2
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 4 
Jean-Jacques Dessalines
(Haitian General)
Jean-Jacques Dessalines
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Birthdate: September 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guinea
Died: 1806
 5 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: 1969
 6 
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
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: 1935
 8 
Pearl Bailey
(Actress)
Pearl Bailey
2
Birthdate: March 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
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)
 10 
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
 11 
Ira Gershwin
(Lyricist)
Ira Gershwin
2
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)
 12 
Bill Millin
(Soldier)
Bill Millin
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Regina
Died: 2010
 13 
Rudolf Hess
(Deputy Führer)
Rudolf Hess
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria
Died: 1987
 14 
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
 15 
Eddie Griffin
(Basketball player)
Eddie Griffin
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 16 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
(Lawyer, Politician)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: 1988
 17 
Leo Frank
(Criminal)
Leo Frank
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cuero, Texas, United States
Died: 1915
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
Conrad Aiken
(Writer)
Conrad Aiken
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1973
 19 
Dashrath Manjhi
(Mountain Man)
Dashrath Manjhi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1934 AD
Birthplace: Gehlaur
Died: 2007
 20 
Jane Toppan
(American Serial Killer)
Jane Toppan
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 31, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1938
 21 
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
 22 
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)
 23 
Moufdi Zakaria
(Algerian Nationalist, Activist, Poet, and Writer)
Moufdi Zakaria
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ghardaia
Died: 1977
 24 
Jack Walker
(Businessperson)
Jack Walker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Died: 2000
 25 
Irene Nemirovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died: 1942
 26 
John Hubert Marshall
(Archaeologist)
John Hubert Marshall
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Birthdate: March 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: 1958
 27 
Arsen Dedić
(Legendary Croatian Singer and Poet Who Specialized in Chanson Songs)
Arsen Dedić
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šibenik, Croatia
Died: 2015
 28 
Ole Bull
(Norwegian Virtuoso Violinist and Composer)
Ole Bull
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: 1880
 29 
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
 30 
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
 31 
Arthur Hiller
(Film Director)
Arthur Hiller
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Birthdate: November 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: 2016
 32 
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
 33 
Lorenzo Da Ponte
(Former poet and librettist best known for his collaboration with Mozart)
Lorenzo Da Ponte
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 10, 1749
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Died: 1838
 34 
Clarence Brown
(Film Director)
Clarence Brown
0
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1987
 35 
Alice Stebbins Wells
(Police Officer)
Alice Stebbins Wells
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Died: 1957
 36 
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
 37 
Emperor Go-Fukakusa
(Emperor , Sovereign)
Emperor Go-Fukakusa
0
Birthdate: June 28, 1243
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1304
 38 
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
 39 
Terry Garvin
(Professional wrestler)
Terry Garvin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1998
 40 
Edmund Dudley
(Administrator)
Edmund Dudley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1462 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1510
 41 
Carloman
(Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia)
Carloman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0713 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 0754
 42 
Teodoro Palacios
(High jumper)
Teodoro Palacios
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 2019
 43 
Jean Barraqué
(Composer)
Jean Barraqué
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Puteaux, France
Died: 1973
Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne
0
Birthdate: 1127 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1153
 45 
Ioan Slavici
(Writer)
Ioan Slavici
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Siria, Transilvania, Romania
Died: 1925
 46 
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)
 47 
Victoria Shaw
(Actress)
Victoria Shaw
0
Birthdate: May 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 1988
 48 
Catherine Shipe East
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barboursville, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1996
Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1369 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1424
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Delmer Daves
(Screenwriter)
Delmer Daves
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1977