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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Hess.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Deputy Führer
Birthdate: April 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria
Died: 1987

 2 Frederick The Great

Frederick the Great.
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Famous As: King of Prussia
Birthdate: January 24, 1712
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1786

 3 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: August 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
Died: 1988

 4 Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: 1979

 5 Sonny Landham

Sonny Landham.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canton, Georgia
Died: 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 6 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died: 1969

 7 Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Joyce Craig
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: May 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 8 Leo Frank

Leo Frank.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: April 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cuero, Texas, United States
Died: 1915
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 Dashrath Manjhi

Dashrath Manjhi.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountain Man
Birthdate: 1934 AD
Birthplace: Gehlaur
Died: 2007

 10 Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
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Famous As: Haitian General
Birthdate: September 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guinea
Died: 1806

 11 Dominick Napolitano

Dominick Napolitano
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1981

 12 A'Lelia Walker

A'Lelia Walker
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1931

 13 Veronique Passani

Veronique Passani
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Birthdate: February 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 2012

 14 Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Lyricist
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)

 16 José de San Martín

José de San Martín.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader, Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yapeyú
Died: 1850

 17 Günther von Kluge

Günther von Kluge
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań
Died: 1944

 18 Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: 1935

 19 Cedric Benson

Cedric Benson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Bill Millin

Bill Millin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: July 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Regina
Died: 2010

 21 Arthur Hiller

Arthur Hiller.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: November 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: 2016

 22 Umberto Boccioni

Umberto Boccioni
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Birthdate: October 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria
Died: 1916

 23 Ruth First

Ruth First
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer, Journalist, Martyr, Political activist
Birthdate: May 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg
Died: 1982

 24 Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cubist Painter
Birthdate: February 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Argentan
Died: 1955

 25 Wilhelm List

Wilhelm List
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: May 14, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oberkirchberg near Ulm
Died: 1971

 26 Jack Walker

Jack Walker
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson, Business magnate
Birthdate: May 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackburn
Died: 2000

 27 Terry Garvin

Terry Garvin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: March 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1998

 28 Francesco Cossiga

Francesco Cossiga
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sassari
Died: 2010

 29 Irene Nemirovsky

Irene Nemirovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Died: 1942

 30 Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Businessperson, Engineer
Birthdate: September 3, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 1809

 31 Lorenzo Da Ponte

Lorenzo Da Ponte
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Opera librettist, Poet
Birthdate: March 10, 1749
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vittorio Veneto
Died: 1838

 32 John Hubert Marshall

John Hubert Marshall
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: March 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: 1958

 33 Robert R. Gilruth

Robert R. Gilruth
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: October 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashwauk, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2000

 34 Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 35 Edmund Dudley

Edmund Dudley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Administrator
Birthdate: 1462 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1510

 36 Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen

Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: April 4, 1762
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: 1823

 37 Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne

Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1127 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1153

 38 Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1973

 39 Delmer Daves

Delmer Daves
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1977

 40 Ole Bull

Ole Bull
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: February 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: 1880

 41 Hans Gude

Hans Gude
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, University teacher
Birthdate: March 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Christiania
Died: 1903

 42 Carloman

Carloman
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Birthdate: 0710 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 0754

 43 Clarence Brown

Clarence Brown
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1987

 44 Frank Kermode

Frank Kermode
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Famous As: Critic
Birthdate: November 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Isle of Man, England
Died: 2010

 45 Pope Eusebius

Pope Eusebius
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Catholic priest
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sardinia, Italy
Died: 0310

 46 Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Carlos Drummond de Andrade
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's writer
Birthdate: October 31, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Itabira
Died: 1987

 47 Otto Stern

Otto Stern.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Żory
Died: 1969

 48 Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas

Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1369 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1424

 49 Gualtiero Jacopetti

Gualtiero Jacopetti
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 4, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barga, Italy
Died: 2011

 50 Patriarch Nikon of Moscow

Patriarch Nikon of Moscow
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Russian patriarch
Birthdate: May 7, 1605
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Veldemanovo, Russia
Died: 1681