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
Frederick the GreatFrederick The Great
German
King of Prussia

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
American
Actor

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Indian, Pakistani
Former President of Pakistan

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
American
Actress

Leo FrankLeo Frank
American
Criminal

Dashrath ManjhiDashrath Manjhi
Indian
Mountain Man

Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General
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

A'Lelia WalkerA'Lelia Walker
American
Businesswoman

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 
Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey
American
Actress

Yvonne Joyce CraigYvonne Craig
American
Ballet dancer

Veronique PassaniVeronique Passani
French
 

Cedric BensonCedric Benson
American
American football player
Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
German, Polish
Officer

Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
American
Lyricist
Bill MillinBill Millin
British
Soldier

Terry GarvinTerry Garvin
Canadian
Professional wrestler

Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni
Italian
Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Francesco CossigaFrancesco Cossiga
Italian
Politician

Robert R. GilruthRobert R. Gilruth
American
Aerospace engineer
Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
German
Officer

Ruth FirstRuth First
South African
Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer,

Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
British
Businessperson, Engineer
Edmund DudleyEdmund Dudley
British
Administrator

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Lorenzo Da PonteLorenzo Da Ponte
Italian, American
Opera librettist, Poet
Jack WalkerJack Walker
British
Businessperson, Business magnate

Jack SharkeyJack Sharkey
American
Boxer

John Hubert MarshallJohn Hubert Marshall
British
Archaeologist

Eustace IV, Count of BoulogneEustace IV, Count of Boulogne
British
King
Delmer DavesDelmer Daves
American
Screenwriter
Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
American
Writer

Princess Caroline of Nassau-UsingenPrincess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
German
Princess

Ole BullOle Bull
Norwegian
Composer, Academic musician

Hans GudeHans Gude
Norwegian
Painter, University teacher
Camille BulckeCamille Bulcke
Belgian, Indian
Missionary

Moufdi ZakariaMoufdi Zakaria
Algerian
Poet, Writer, Songwriter

Clarence BrownClarence Brown
American
Film Director

Arsen DedićArsen Dedić
Croatian, Serbian
Singer-songwriter

CarlomanCarloman
French
Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Frank KermodeFrank Kermode
British
Critic

Pope EusebiusPope Eusebius
Italian
 
Carlos Drummond de AndradeCarlos Drummond de Andrade
Brazilian
Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's

Patriarch Nikon of MoscowPatriarch Nikon of Moscow
Russian
Russian patriarch

Emperor Go-FukakusaEmperor Go-Fukakusa
Japanese
Emperor , Sovereign
Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of DouglasArchibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
Scottish
Nobleman

Edwin MorganEdwin Morgan
Scottish
Poet
Shamsur RahmanShamsur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Poet

Alice Stebbins WellsAlice Stebbins Wells
American
Police Officer

Luigi ChinettiLuigi Chinetti
Italian, American
Racing driver

Hans Jacob Christoph von GrimmelshausenHans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
German
Author

H. J. RoundH. J. Round
British
Engineer
Florent SchmittFlorent Schmitt
French
Composer

Richard EmpsonRichard Empson
British
Lawyer

Alonzo J. RansierAlonzo J. Ransier
American
Politician

Gao GangGao Gang
Chinese
Political Leader
Jean BarraquéJean Barraqué
French
Composer

Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd BaronetSir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet
British
Statesman
Nitta YoshisadaNitta Yoshisada
Japanese
Emperor

Sig ArnoSig Arno
German
Film actor

E. Digby BaltzellE. Digby Baltzell
American
Sociologist
Reinier de GraafReinier de Graaf
Dutch
Physician

Wild Bill DavisWild Bill Davis
American
Pianist
John HollanderJohn Hollander
American
Poet

Paul NatorpPaul Natorp
German
Philosopher

Wilhelm UhdeWilhelm Uhde
German, Polish
Art dealer
Wilhelm BleekWilhelm Bleek
German
Linguist

Wojciech KorfantyWojciech Korfanty
Polish
Politician
Johann GerhardJohann Gerhard
German
Theologian

John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
American
Astrophysicist

Thea AstleyThea Astley
Australian
Novelist

Minamoto TameyoshiMinamoto Tameyoshi
Japanese
Japanese warrior
Alexander ButlerovAlexander Butlerov
Russian
Chemist
Gérard SouzayGérard Souzay
French
Baritone

Reiner KlimkeReiner Klimke
German
Equestrian

Erik Ivar FredholmErik Ivar Fredholm
Swedish
Mathematician

Len EvansLen Evans
Australian
Wine
Petter DassPetter Dass
Norwegian
Poet

William Kaye EstesWilliam Kaye Estes
American
Psychologist

Stephen AntonakosStephen Antonakos
Greek, American
Sculptor

Vernon IngramVernon Ingram
German, Polish, American
Professor

Johannes Nikolaus TetensJohannes Nikolaus Tetens
German
Philosopher
Anne DacierAnne Dacier
French
Scholar

Robert C. MaynardRobert C. Maynard
American
Journalist
Vasily TrediakovskyVasily Trediakovsky
Russian
Poet

Elsimar M. CoutinhoElsimar M. Coutinho
Brazilian
Scientist
Lois ButlerLois Butler
Canadian
Alpine Skier
Elsa WagnerElsa Wagner
German
Actress