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

Sonny LandhamSonny Landham
American
Actor

Dashrath ManjhiDashrath Manjhi
Indian
Mountain Man

Leo FrankLeo Frank
American
Criminal
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

Frederick the GreatFrederick The Great
German
King of Prussia

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

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 

Yvonne Joyce CraigYvonne Craig
American
Ballet dancer
Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey
American
Actress

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
German, Polish
Officer

Ira GershwinIra Gershwin
American
Lyricist

Umberto BoccioniUmberto Boccioni
Italian
Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Edmund DudleyEdmund Dudley
British
Administrator

Bill MillinBill Millin
British
Soldier
Ruth FirstRuth First
South African
Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer,

Robert R. GilruthRobert R. Gilruth
American
Aerospace engineer

Wilhelm ListWilhelm List
German
Officer
Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
British
Businessperson, Engineer

Frank KermodeFrank Kermode
British
Critic
Francesco CossigaFrancesco Cossiga
Italian
Politician

Lorenzo Da PonteLorenzo Da Ponte
Italian, American
Opera librettist, Poet

Terry GarvinTerry Garvin
Canadian
Professional wrestler
Jack SharkeyJack Sharkey
American
Boxer

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Jack WalkerJack Walker
British
Businessperson, Business magnate
Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
American
Writer

Eustace IV, Count of BoulogneEustace IV, Count of Boulogne
British
King

Ole BullOle Bull
Norwegian
Composer, Academic musician

Clarence BrownClarence Brown
American
Film Director
Pope EusebiusPope Eusebius
Italian
 
Carlos Drummond de AndradeCarlos Drummond de Andrade
Brazilian
Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's

Delmer DavesDelmer Daves
American
Screenwriter

Patriarch Nikon of MoscowPatriarch Nikon of Moscow
Russian
Russian patriarch

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

Alice Stebbins WellsAlice Stebbins Wells
American
Police Officer

Florent SchmittFlorent Schmitt
French
Composer

H. J. RoundH. J. Round
British
Engineer

Emperor Go-FukakusaEmperor Go-Fukakusa
Japanese
Emperor , Sovereign
Richard EmpsonRichard Empson
British
Lawyer

Alonzo J. RansierAlonzo J. Ransier
American
Politician
Gao GangGao Gang
Chinese
Political Leader

Jean BarraquéJean Barraqué
French
Composer

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

E. Digby BaltzellE. Digby Baltzell
American
Sociologist
Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd BaronetSir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet
British
Statesman

Johann GerhardJohann Gerhard
German
Theologian

Wilhelm BleekWilhelm Bleek
German
Linguist

John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
American
Astrophysicist

Nitta YoshisadaNitta Yoshisada
Japanese
Emperor
Wilhelm UhdeWilhelm Uhde
German, Polish
Art dealer

Moufdi ZakariaMoufdi Zakaria
Algerian
Poet, Writer, Songwriter

Paul NatorpPaul Natorp
German
Philosopher

Sig ArnoSig Arno
German
Film actor
Thea AstleyThea Astley
Australian
Novelist

Gérard SouzayGérard Souzay
French
Baritone
William Kaye EstesWilliam Kaye Estes
American
Psychologist

Alexander ButlerovAlexander Butlerov
Russian
Chemist

Wojciech KorfantyWojciech Korfanty
Polish
Politician
Petter DassPetter Dass
Norwegian
Poet

Johannes Nikolaus TetensJohannes Nikolaus Tetens
German
Philosopher
Carloman, son of Charles MartelCarloman, son of Charles Martel
French
Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia

Erik Ivar FredholmErik Ivar Fredholm
Swedish
Mathematician

Stephen AntonakosStephen Antonakos
Greek, American
Sculptor
Anne DacierAnne Dacier
French
Scholar

Vernon IngramVernon Ingram
German, Polish, American
Professor
Catherine Shipe EastCatherine Shipe East
American
Researcher

Vasily TrediakovskyVasily Trediakovsky
Russian
Poet

Robert C. MaynardRobert C. Maynard
American
Journalist

Elsa WagnerElsa Wagner
German
Actress
Mary Abigail DodgeMary Abigail Dodge
American
Writer
Shamsur RahmanShamsur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Poet

Eugénio de CastroEugénio de Castro
Portuguese
Poet

Reinier de GraafReinier de Graaf
Dutch
Physician

Veronique PassaniVeronique Passani
French
 
Edwin MorganEdwin Morgan
Scottish
Poet

James GeddesJames Geddes
American
Engineer

John Hubert MarshallJohn Hubert Marshall
British
Archaeologist

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