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

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

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
American
Actress

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

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
British
Mathematician, Physicist
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
British
Composer

Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays

Queen NzingaQueen Nzinga
Angolan
17th Century Queen of Angola

Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
American
Astrophysicist
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
American
Actress

Don DraperDon Draper
American
Actor

Daniel InouyeDaniel Inouye
American
Politician

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
American
Singer
Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
American
Football player

Otto GrahamOtto Graham
American
American Football Player
Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
American
Physician, University teacher

Désirée ClaryDésirée Clary
Swedish
Queen

Adelaide of ItalyAdelaide of Italy
French
Holy Roman Empress
Marguerite YourcenarMarguerite Yourcenar
Belgian, American
Novelist, Essayist

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
C. Vann WoodwardC. Vann Woodward
American
Historian

Don EllisDon Ellis
American
Composer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician,

Joey SmallwoodJoey Smallwood
Canadian
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American
Geneticist

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Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician
Tom WesselmannTom Wesselmann
American
Painter

Juan Vicente GómezJuan Vicente Gómez
Venezuelan
Venezuelan dictator

Francis BeaufortFrancis Beaufort
Irish
Hydrographer

Johannes Nicolaus BrønstedJohannes Nicolaus Brønsted
Danish
Chemist
Leonid KoganLeonid Kogan
Ukrainian
Violinist
François Leclerc du TremblayFrançois Leclerc du Tremblay
French
Capuchin Frair

Albert Coady WedemeyerAlbert Coady Wedemeyer
American
General

Saverio MercadanteSaverio Mercadante
Italian
Composer

Noble SissleNoble Sissle
American
American composer
William B. CushingWilliam B. Cushing
American
Naval officer

Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
American
Philosopher

Jürgen MoserJürgen Moser
American
Mathematician

Lewis Henry MorganLewis Henry Morgan
American
 

Arkady RaikinArkady Raikin
Latvian, Russian
Comedian
Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai LamaThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama
Chinese, Tibetan
Dalai Lama

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

Cesária ÉvoraCesária Évora
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean singer