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
Belgian
Founder of Congo Free State
Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il
North Korean
Former Supreme Leader of North Korea

RumiRumi
Afghan, Turkish
Great Poet

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
American
Actress

Daniel InouyeDaniel Inouye
American
Politician

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

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

Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
American
Actress

Don DraperDon Draper
American
Actor

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
American
Singer
Amin al-HafizAmin al-Hafiz
Syrian
Politician

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean singer
Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
Swedish
Queen

Otto GrahamOtto Graham
American
American Football Player

Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
Belgian, American
Novelist, Essayist
Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
American
Football player

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
American
Physician, University teacher
Eleanor of ToledoEleanor of Toledo
Spanish
Noblewoman

C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
American
Historian

Don EllisDon Ellis
American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,
Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,

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Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician
Juan Vicente GómezJuan Vicente Gómez
Venezuelan
Venezuelan dictator

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
Irish
Hydrographer

Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
Canadian
Politician

Noble SissleNoble Sissle
American
American composer
Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
American
Painter
Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
Ukrainian
Violinist

François Leclerc du TremblayFrançois Leclerc du Tremblay
French
Capuchin Frair

William B. CushingWilliam B. Cushing
American
Naval officer

Albert Coady WedemeyerAlbert Coady Wedemeyer
American
General
Saverio MercadanteSaverio Mercadante
Italian
Composer

Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American
Geneticist

Pope Gregory VIIIPope Gregory VIII
Italian
Pope

Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
American
Philosopher

Frederick KnottFrederick Knott
British, American
Playwright
Hank LuisettiHank Luisetti
American
Basketball player

Johannes Nicolaus BrønstedJohannes Nicolaus Brønsted
Danish
Chemist
Arkady RaikinArkady Raikin
Latvian, Russian
Comedian

Jürgen MoserJürgen Moser
American
Mathematician

Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of LiverpoolCharles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
British
Statesman
Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
American
 

Isaac Israel HayesIsaac Israel Hayes
American
Explorer
Louis HarrisLouis Harris
American
Journalist

George GillespieGeorge Gillespie
Scottish
Theologian

Myrtilla MinerMyrtilla Miner
American
Abolitionist

Lizette Woodworth ReeseLizette Woodworth Reese
American
Poet

Jack AndersonJack Anderson
American
Journalist
Henry BoneHenry Bone
British
Painter

Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
Chinese, Tibetan
Dalai Lama

Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon TammannGustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann
German, Russian
Chemist

William JacksonWilliam Jackson
American
Political Leader
Philipp JarnachPhilipp Jarnach
German
Composer

Leopold, Count von Thun und HohensteinLeopold, Count von Thun und Hohenstein
Austrian
Statesman
Wilhelm von GiesebrechtWilhelm von Giesebrecht
German
Historian

Alfred P. WolfAlfred P. Wolf
American
Chemist

Marie-LouiseMarie-Louise
Austrian, Italian
Duchess of Parma
Saint John of MathaSaint John of Matha
French
Saint

Omar Said TjokroaminotoOmar Said Tjokroaminoto
Indonesian
Politicians
Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron IsmayHastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
Indian, British
Military Officer

Ibn an-NafīsIbn an-Nafīs
Syrian
Polymath

Pasquale FiorePasquale Fiore
Italian
Jurist