Died On December 17th

Discover the most famous people who died on December 17. The list includes people like Kim Jong-il, Rumi, Leopold II of Belgium, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Jennifer Jones. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and mathematicians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom 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 Rumi

Rumi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Persian Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: 1273

 2 Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar
15
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary & Military Leader
Birthdate: July 24, 1783
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 1830

 3 Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 Harold Holt

Harold Holt
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: 1967

 5 Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: 2009

 6 Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 7 Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist
Birthdate: June 26, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: 1907
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 8 Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: 2010

 9 Daniel Inouye

Daniel Inouye
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2012

 10 Chris Henry

Chris Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 11 Queen Nzinga

Queen Nzinga
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Famous As: 17th Century Queen of Angola
Birthdate: 1583 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Matamba
Died: 1663

 12 Otto Graham

Otto Graham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 13 Antoine-Augustin Parmentier

Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist, Nutritionist
Birthdate: August 12, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montdidier
Died: 1813

 14 Grover Washington, Jr.

Grover Washington, Jr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1999

 15 Don Draper

Don Draper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA
Died: 1990

 16 Kaspar Hauser

Kaspar Hauser
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: 1833

 17 Cesária Évora

Cesária Évora
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Former Singer-songwriter who was nominated for her first Grammy Award in 1995 for her album Cesaria
Birthdate: August 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mindelo, Cape Verde
Died: 2011

 18 Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 19 Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 13, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nîmes, France
Died: 1897

 20 Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: English crime writer and poet.
Birthdate: June 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: 1957

 21 13th Dalai Lama

13th Dalai Lama
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet
Birthdate: February 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thakpo Langdun, Ü-Tsang, Tibet
Died: 1933

 22 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Mayor of Aldeburgh
Birthdate: June 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: 1917

 23 Henry Heimlich

Henry Heimlich
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: 2016

 24 Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma

Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
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Famous As: Empress Consort of the French
Birthdate: December 12, 1791
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1847

 25 Ai Iijima

Ai Iijima
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former writer of Platonic Sex a semi-autobiographical novel
Birthdate: October 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kameido, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 26 Peter Warlock

Peter Warlock
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: 1930

 27 Ibn an-Nafīs

Ibn an-Nafīs
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 1288

 28 Hound Dog Taylor

Hound Dog Taylor
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: April 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1975

 29 Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay

Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: June 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uttarakhand, India
Died: 1965

 30 Désirée Clary

Désirée Clary
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 8, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: 1860

 31 Deon Dreyer

Deon Dreyer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: 1994

 32 Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 8, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1987

 33 Paul Greco

Paul Greco
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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: October 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008

 34 Ruby Murray

Ruby Murray
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donegall Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 1996

 35 Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: 2004

 36 Constance Garnett

Constance Garnett
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: English translator
Birthdate: December 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1946

 37 Pope Gregory VIII

Pope Gregory VIII
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 1100 AD
Birthplace: Benevento, Italy
Died: 1187

 38 Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2005

 39 Ved Prakash Goyal

Ved Prakash Goyal
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1926 AD
Birthplace: Karnal, Punjab, British India
Died: 2008

 40 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony

Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince-Elector
Birthdate: September 5, 1722
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany
Died: 1763

 41 Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II of Belgium
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Famous As: King of the Belgians (1865-1909)
Birthdate: April 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1909

 42 Pierre Buyoya

Pierre Buyoya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 3rd President of Burundi
Birthdate: November 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rutovu, Burundi
Died: 2020

 43 Henry Cuesta

Henry Cuesta
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: McAllen, Texas, United States
Died: 2003

 44 Janet Margolin

Janet Margolin
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1993

 45 Victor Francis Hess

Victor Francis Hess
0
Famous As: Discoverer of Cosmic Rays
Birthdate: June 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peggau
Died: 1964

 46 Joey Smallwood

Joey Smallwood
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gambo, Canada
Died: 1991

 47 Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted

Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varde, Denmark
Died: 1947

 48 William B. Cushing

William B. Cushing
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval officer
Birthdate: November 4, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1874

 49 Eleanor of Toledo

Eleanor of Toledo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: January 11, 1522
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alba de Tormes, Spain
Died: 1562

 50 Hans Zatzka

Hans Zatzka
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1945