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
(Great Poet)

30 September 1207

Afghan,Turkish

Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il
(Former Supreme Leader of North Korea)

16 February 1941

North Korean

Leopold II of BelgiumLeopold II of Belgium
(Founder of Congo Free State)

09 April 1835

Belgian

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
(Actress)

02 March 1919

American

Harold HoltHarold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

05 August 1908

Australian

Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
(Actor)

01 January 1909

American

Marie Louise, Duchess of ParmaMarie Louise, Duchess of Parma

12 December 1791

Austrian

Elizabeth Garrett AndersonElizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Mayor of Aldeburgh)

09 June 1836

British

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
(Mathematician, Physicist)

26 June 1824

British

Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
(Revolutionary & Military Leader)

24 July 1783

Venezuelan

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(Composer)

30 October 1894

British

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
(Discoverer of Cosmic Rays)

24 June 1883

American

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Queen NzingaQueen Nzinga
(17th Century Queen of Angola)

1583 AD

Angolan

Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
(Astrophysicist)

31 May 1872

American

Kaspar HauserKaspar Hauser

30 April 1812

German

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
(Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet)

13 June 1893

British

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)

03 February 1920

American

Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
(Queen)

08 November 1777

Swedish

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Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
(Novelist, Essayist)

08 June 1903

Belgian,American

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
(Holy Roman Empress)

0931 AD

French

Don EllisDon Ellis
(Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Film score composer)

25 July 1934

American

Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
(Painter)

23 February 1931

American

Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
(Politician, Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist)

24 December 1900

Canadian

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
(Politician)

10 January 1913

Albanian

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Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
(Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist, Nutritionist)

12 August 1737

French

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
(Hydrographer)

27 May 1774

Irish

Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
(Violinist)

14 November 1924

Ukrainian

Noble SissleNoble Sissle
(American composer)

10 July 1889

American

Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
(Philosopher)

01 February 1872

American

Don Van VlietDon Van Vliet

15 January 1941

American

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Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan

21 November 1818

American

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad RumiJalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
(Poet)

30 September 1207

Afghan

Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
(Dalai Lama)

12 February 1876

Chinese,Tibetan

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
(Cape Verdean singer)

27 August 1941

Cape Verdean

Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad RumiJalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi

30 September 1207