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
26 April 1894, German
Deputy Führer
Vivian VanceVivian Vance
26 July 1909, American
Actress

Ludwig Mies van der RoheLudwig Mies van der Rohe
27 March 1886, German
Architect

Dashrath ManjhiDashrath Manjhi
1934 AD, Indian
Mountain Man

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
11 February 1941, American
Actor

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer
Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
20 September 1758, Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General

Fernand LégerFernand Léger
04 February 1881, French
Cubist Painter

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
22 November 1923, Canadian
Film Director

Otto SternOtto Stern
17 February 1888, German
Physicist
Frederick the GreatFrederick The Great
24 January 1712, German
King of Prussia

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
12 August 1924, Indian, Pakistani
Politician, Officer
José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778, Argentinian, Chilean
soldier, politician

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
16 June 1930, American
 

Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey
29 March 1918, American
Actress
Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
06 December 1896, American
Lyricist

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882, German, Polish
Officer
Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni
19 October 1882, Italian
Painter, Sculptor, Artist

Frederick II of PrussiaFrederick II of Prussia
24 January 1712, German
 

Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
03 September 1728, British
Businessperson, Engineer
Bill MillinBill Millin
14 July 1922, British
Soldier

Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
14 May 1880, German
Officer
Ruth FirstRuth First
04 May 1925, South African
Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer,

Lorenzo Da PonteLorenzo Da Ponte
10 March 1749, Italian, American
Opera librettist, Poet

Francesco CossigaFrancesco Cossiga
26 July 1928, Italian
Politician

Ole BullOle Bull
05 February 1810, Norwegian
Composer, Academic musician
Jack WalkerJack Walker
19 May 1929, British
Businessperson, Business magnate
Pope EusebiusPope Eusebius
Italian
 

Emperor Go-FukakusaEmperor Go-Fukakusa
28 June 1243, Japanese
Emperor , Sovereign

Carlos Drummond de AndradeCarlos Drummond de Andrade
31 October 1902, Brazilian
Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's

Hans GudeHans Gude
13 March 1825, Norwegian
Painter, University teacher
Moufdi ZakariaMoufdi Zakaria
12 June 1908, Algerian
Poet, Writer, Songwriter

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Veronique PassaniVeronique Passani
05 February 1932, French
 

Robert C. MaynardRobert C. Maynard
17 June 1937, American
American journalist

Carloman, son of Charles MartelCarloman, son of Charles Martel
0710 AD, French
Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia

A'Lelia WalkerA'Lelia Walker
06 June 1885, American
Businesswoman