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.

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

Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Leopold II of BelgiumLeopold II of Belgium
Belgian
King of the Belgians

Daniel InouyeDaniel Inouye
American
Politician

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
American
Actress
Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
American
Actor

Harold HoltHarold Holt
Australian
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
British
Mathematician, Physicist

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
British
Writer

Queen NzingaQueen Nzinga
Angolan
17th Century Queen of Angola

Elizabeth Garrett AndersonElizabeth Garrett Anderson
British
Mayor of Aldeburgh

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
British
Composer

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays
Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
American
Astrophysicist

Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
American
Actress

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
American
Singer

Don DraperDon Draper
American
Actor
Otto GrahamOtto Graham
American
American Football Player

Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
Chinese, Tibetan
Dalai Lama
Grover Washington, Jr.Grover Washington, Jr.
American
Saxophonist

Chris HenryChris Henry
American
American football player

Janet MargolinJanet Margolin
American
Actress
Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
American
Football player

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean singer
Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron IsmayHastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
Indian, British
Military Officer

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
American
Physician, University teacher

Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
Swedish
Queen
Ibn an-NafīsIbn an-Nafīs
Syrian
Polymath

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Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
Belgian, American
Novelist, Essayist
Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
American
 

Jack AndersonJack Anderson
American
Journalist

Constance GarnettConstance Garnett
Russian
English translator

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Eleanor of ToledoEleanor of Toledo
Spanish
Noblewoman
Don EllisDon Ellis
American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician

Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of BurgundyIsabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy
Portuguese
Duchess

BeggaBegga
Belgian
Pepin of Landen's Daughter
Frederick Christian, Elector of SaxonyFrederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
German
Prince-Elector

C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
American
Historian

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
Irish
Hydrographer

Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
Canadian
Politician

Nasir P. RamleeNasir P. Ramlee
Malaysian, Singaporean
Actor
Juan Vicente GómezJuan Vicente Gómez
Venezuelan
Venezuelan dictator

Savang VadhanaSavang Vadhana
Thai
Family Member
Hans ZatzkaHans Zatzka
Austrian
Painter

Noble SissleNoble Sissle
American
American composer

Omar Said TjokroaminotoOmar Said Tjokroaminoto
Indonesian
Politicians
Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
American
Painter

François Leclerc du TremblayFrançois Leclerc du Tremblay
French
Capuchin Frair
Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
Ukrainian
Violinist

Gérard BlainGérard Blain
French
Actor

Johannes Nicolaus BrønstedJohannes Nicolaus Brønsted
Danish
Chemist

Albert Coady WedemeyerAlbert Coady Wedemeyer
American
General

Saverio MercadanteSaverio Mercadante
Italian
Composer
Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
American
Philosopher

Frederick KnottFrederick Knott
British, American
Playwright

Pope Gregory VIIIPope Gregory VIII
Italian
Pope

Saint John of MathaSaint John of Matha
French
Saint
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American
Geneticist

Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of LiverpoolCharles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
British
Statesman
Arkady RaikinArkady Raikin
Latvian, Russian
Comedian

Jürgen MoserJürgen Moser
American
Mathematician

Hank LuisettiHank Luisetti
American
Basketball player
William JacksonWilliam Jackson
American
Political Leader

Myrtilla MinerMyrtilla Miner
American
Abolitionist
Isaac Israel HayesIsaac Israel Hayes
American
Explorer

Louis HarrisLouis Harris
American
Journalist

George GillespieGeorge Gillespie
Scottish
Theologian
Henry BoneHenry Bone
British
Painter

Lizette Woodworth ReeseLizette Woodworth Reese
American
Poet
Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon TammannGustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann
German, Russian
Chemist

Leopold, Count von Thun und HohensteinLeopold, Count von Thun und Hohenstein
Austrian
Statesman

Ana Maria de MartinezAna Maria de Martinez
Salvadoran
Artist

Philipp JarnachPhilipp Jarnach
German
Composer
Rafael BarrettRafael Barrett
Spanish
Writer
Jan HendriksJan Hendriks
German
Actor

Amin al-HafizAmin al-Hafiz
Syrian
Politician

Lotte SpiraLotte Spira
German
Actress

Alfred P. WolfAlfred P. Wolf
American
Chemist
Wilhelm von GiesebrechtWilhelm von Giesebrecht
German
Historian

Pasquale FiorePasquale Fiore
Italian
Jurist

Paul LöwingerPaul Löwinger
Austrian
Actor

Albert HetterleAlbert Hetterle
German, Ukrainian
Actor

Paul KohlPaul Kohl
German
Cyclist
William B. CushingWilliam B. Cushing
American
Naval officer