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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Supreme Leader of North Korea
Birthdate: February 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai
Died: 2011
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 2 Rumi

Rumi.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Great Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balk (present-day Afghanistan)
Died: 1273

 3 Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II of Belgium.
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Famous As: King of the Belgians
Birthdate: April 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1909

 4 Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary & Military Leader
Birthdate: July 24, 1783
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 1830

 5 Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: 2009

 7 Don Draper

Don Draper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA
Died: 1990
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 8 Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: 2010

 9 Daniel Inouye

Daniel Inouye.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2012

 10 Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi
Died: 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 Kaspar Hauser

Kaspar Hauser.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: 1833

 12 Harold Holt

Harold Holt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: 1967

 13 Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma

Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma.
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Birthdate: December 12, 1791
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hofburg Palace
Died: 1847

 14 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama

Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Dalai Lama
Birthdate: February 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thakpo Langdun, Ü-Tsang, Tibet
Died: 1933

 15 Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist
Birthdate: June 26, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: 1907

 16 Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Witham, Essex, England
Died: 1957

 17 Queen Nzinga

Queen Nzinga.
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Famous As: 17th Century Queen of Angola
Birthdate: 1583 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Matamba
Died: 1663

 18 Grover Washington, Jr.

Grover Washington, Jr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1999

 19 Henry Heimlich

Henry Heimlich
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: 2016

 20 Chris Henry

Chris Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 21 Cesária Évora

Cesária Évora
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Cape Verdean singer
Birthdate: August 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mindelo
Died: 2011

 22 Janet Margolin

Janet Margolin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1993

 23 Otto Graham

Otto Graham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Désirée Clary

Désirée Clary
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 8, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marseille
Died: 1860

 25 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Mayor of Aldeburgh
Birthdate: June 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: 1917

 26 Ibn an-Nafīs

Ibn an-Nafīs
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 1288

 27 Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay

Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: June 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uttarakhand, India
Died: 1965

 28 Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 29 Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 8, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1987

 30 Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2005

 31 Lewis Henry Morgan

Lewis Henry Morgan
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Birthdate: November 21, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aurora
Died: 1881

 32 Eleanor of Toledo

Eleanor of Toledo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: January 11, 1522
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alba de Tormes, Spain
Died: 1562

 33 Constance Garnett

Constance Garnett
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: English translator
Birthdate: December 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1946

 34 Mehmet Shehu

Mehmet Shehu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Çorrush
Died: 1981

 35 Peter Warlock

Peter Warlock.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: 1930

 36 Antoine-Augustin Parmentier

Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist, Nutritionist
Birthdate: August 12, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montdidier
Died: 1813

 37 Nasir P. Ramlee

Nasir P. Ramlee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: 2008

 38 Don Ellis

Don Ellis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Film score composer
Birthdate: July 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 1978

 39 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony

Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince-Elector
Birthdate: September 5, 1722
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany
Died: 1763

 40 Francis Beaufort

Francis Beaufort
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Hydrographer
Birthdate: May 27, 1774
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Navan
Died: 1857

 41 Juan Vicente Gómez

Juan Vicente Gómez
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Venezuelan dictator
Birthdate: July 24, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio de Tachira, Venezuela
Died: 1935

 42 Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy

Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Duchess
Birthdate: February 21, 1397
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Évora, Portugal
Died: 1471

 43 Joey Smallwood

Joey Smallwood
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gambo, Canada
Died: 1991

 44 Savang Vadhana

Savang Vadhana
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Family Member
Birthdate: September 10, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam
Died: 1955

 45 Begga

Begga
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pepin of Landen's Daughter
Birthdate: 0613 AD
Birthplace: Landen, Belgium
Died: 0693

 46 C. Vann Woodward

C. Vann Woodward
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: November 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vanndale, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1999

 47 François Leclerc du Tremblay

François Leclerc du Tremblay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Capuchin Frair
Birthdate: November 4, 1577
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1638

 48 Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: 2004

 49 Gérard Blain

Gérard Blain
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2000

 50 Noble Sissle

Noble Sissle
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: July 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1975