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
Leopold II of BelgiumLeopold II of Belgium
Belgian
Founder of Congo Free State

RumiRumi
Afghan, Turkish
Great Poet

Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
American
Actor

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
American
Actress

Harold HoltHarold Holt
Australian
Former Prime Minister of Australia

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

Daniel InouyeDaniel Inouye
American
Politician
Amin al-HafizAmin al-Hafiz
Syrian
Politician

Otto GrahamOtto Graham
American
American Football Player
Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
Swedish
Queen

Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
American
Football player

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean singer
Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
Belgian, American
Novelist, Essayist

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

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
French
Holy Roman Empress
Don EllisDon Ellis
American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,

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Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician
C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
American
Historian

Juan Vicente GómezJuan Vicente Gómez
Venezuelan
Venezuelan dictator

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
Irish
Hydrographer

Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
American
Painter
Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
Canadian
Politician
Noble SissleNoble Sissle
American
American composer

Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
Ukrainian
Violinist

François Leclerc du TremblayFrançois Leclerc du Tremblay
French
Capuchin Frair

William B. CushingWilliam B. Cushing
American
Naval officer
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American
Geneticist

Johannes Nicolaus BrønstedJohannes Nicolaus Brønsted
Danish
Chemist

Albert Coady WedemeyerAlbert Coady Wedemeyer
American
General

Pope Gregory VIIIPope Gregory VIII
Italian
Pope

Saverio MercadanteSaverio Mercadante
Italian
Composer
Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
American
Philosopher

Hank LuisettiHank Luisetti
American
Basketball player
Isaac Israel HayesIsaac Israel Hayes
American
Explorer

Arkady RaikinArkady Raikin
Latvian, Russian
Comedian

Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
American
 
Jürgen MoserJürgen Moser
American
Mathematician

Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of LiverpoolCharles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
British
Statesman
Myrtilla MinerMyrtilla Miner
American
Abolitionist

Louis HarrisLouis Harris
American
Journalist

Lizette Woodworth ReeseLizette Woodworth Reese
American
Poet

Henry BoneHenry Bone
British
Painter

George GillespieGeorge Gillespie
Scottish
Theologian
Jack AndersonJack Anderson
American
Journalist

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

Philipp JarnachPhilipp Jarnach
German
Composer

Wilhelm von GiesebrechtWilhelm von Giesebrecht
German
Historian
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