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.

Leopold II of BelgiumLeopold II of Belgium
09 April 1835, Belgian
Founder of Congo Free State
Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il
16 February 1941, North Korean
Former Supreme Leader of North Korea

RumiRumi
30 September 1207, Afghan, Turkish
Great Poet

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
02 March 1919, American
Actress

Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
01 January 1909, American
Actor

Harold HoltHarold Holt
05 August 1908, Australian
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
24 July 1783, Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Marie Louise, Duchess of ParmaMarie Louise, Duchess of Parma
12 December 1791, Austrian
 

Elizabeth Garrett AndersonElizabeth Garrett Anderson
09 June 1836, British
Mayor of Aldeburgh

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824, British
Mathematician, Physicist
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
30 October 1894, British
Composer

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
24 June 1883, American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays
Queen NzingaQueen Nzinga
1583 AD, Angolan
17th Century Queen of Angola

Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
31 May 1872, American
Astrophysicist

Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
15 October 1943, American
Actress
Don DraperDon Draper
25 September 1929, American
Actor

Kaspar HauserKaspar Hauser
30 April 1812, German
 
Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
03 February 1920, American
Physician, University teacher

Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
08 November 1777, Swedish
Queen
Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
08 June 1903, Belgian, American
Novelist, Essayist

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
0931 AD, French
Holy Roman Empress
Don EllisDon Ellis
25 July 1934, American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,

Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
24 December 1900, Canadian
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist

Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
23 February 1931, American
Painter

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
10 January 1913, Albanian
Politician
Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737, French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
14 November 1924, Ukrainian
Violinist

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
27 May 1774, Irish
Hydrographer

Noble SissleNoble Sissle
10 July 1889, American
American composer

Don Van VlietDon Van Vliet
15 January 1941, American
 
Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
01 February 1872, American
Philosopher

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Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
21 November 1818, American
 

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad RumiJalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
30 September 1207, Afghan
Poet

Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
12 February 1876, Chinese, Tibetan
Dalai Lama

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
27 August 1941, Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean singer
Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad RumiJalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi
30 September 1207