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.

RumiRumi
Afghan, Turkish
Great Poet
Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il
North Korean
Former Supreme Leader of North Korea

Leopold II of BelgiumLeopold II of Belgium
Belgian
Founder of Congo Free State

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
American
Actress

Harold HoltHarold Holt
Australian
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
American
Actor

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
British
Writer

Elizabeth Garrett AndersonElizabeth Garrett Anderson
British
Mayor of Aldeburgh
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
British
Composer

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
British
Mathematician, Physicist
Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays

Queen NzingaQueen Nzinga
Angolan
17th Century Queen of Angola
Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
American
Astrophysicist

Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
American
Actress
Don DraperDon Draper
American
Actor

Daniel InouyeDaniel Inouye
American
Politician

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
American
Singer
Otto GrahamOtto Graham
American
American Football Player

Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
American
Football player
Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
American
Physician, University teacher

Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
Swedish
Queen

Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
Belgian, American
Novelist, Essayist

C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
American
Historian
Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Don EllisDon Ellis
American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
French
Holy Roman Empress

Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
Canadian
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician
Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
American
Painter

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Juan Vicente GómezJuan Vicente Gómez
Venezuelan
Venezuelan dictator

Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
Ukrainian
Violinist

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
Irish
Hydrographer

Noble SissleNoble Sissle
American
American composer
Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
American
Philosopher

Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
American
 
Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
Chinese, Tibetan
Dalai Lama

Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron IsmayHastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
Indian, British
Military Officer

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean singer