Died On December 17th

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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.
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 1 
Rumi
(Persian Poet)
Rumi
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: 1273
 2 
Simon Bolivar
(Revolutionary & Military Leader)
Simon Bolivar
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1783
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 1830
 3 
Penny Marshall
8
Birthdate: October 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
Leopold II of Belgium
(Former King of the Belgians (1865 - 1909))
Leopold II of Belgium
22
Birthdate: April 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1909
 5 
Jennifer Jones
6
Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: 2009
 6 
Dana Andrews
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Fred Derry’ in the Film ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’)
Dana Andrews
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Harold Holt
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: 1967
 8 
Daniel Inouye
(Former United States Senator from Hawaii (1963 - 2012))
Daniel Inouye
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2012
 9 
Lord Kelvin
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Lord Kelvin
15
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 26, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: 1907
 10 
Don Draper
(Actor)
Don Draper
2
Birthdate: September 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modesto, California, USA
Died: 1990
 11 
Captain Beefheart
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: 2010
 12 
Chris Henry
(American football player)
Chris Henry
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 13 
Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
(Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist, Nutritionist)
Antoine-Augustin Parmentier
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montdidier
Died: 1813
 14 
Queen Nzinga
(17th Century Queen of Angola)
Queen Nzinga
8
Birthdate: 1583 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Matamba
Died: 1663
 15 
Otto Graham
(American Football Player)
Otto Graham
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Grover Washington, Jr.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1999
 17 
Henry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)
Henry Heimlich
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilmington
Died: 2016
 18 
Sammy Baugh
(American football player)
Sammy Baugh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Alphonse Daudet
(French Novelist Known for His Books ‘Le Petit Chose’ and ‘Fromont jeune et Risler aîné’)
Alphonse Daudet
33
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 13, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nîmes, France
Died: 1897
 20 
Janet Margolin
1
Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1993
 21 
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Mayor of Aldeburgh)
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: 1917
 22 
Cesária Évora
(Former Singer-songwriter who was nominated for her first Grammy Award in 1995 for her album Cesaria)
Cesária Évora
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mindelo, Cape Verde
Died: 2011
 23 
Kaspar Hauser
(German Youth Who Claimed to Have Grown Up in the Total Isolation of a Darkened Cell)
Kaspar Hauser
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: 1833
 24 
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
(Former Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla (1814 - 1847))
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
2
Birthdate: December 12, 1791
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1847
 25 
Désirée Clary
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: 1860
 26 
Ibn an-Nafīs
(Polymath)
Ibn an-Nafīs
0
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 1288
 27 
Deon Dreyer
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: 1994
 28 
13th Dalai Lama
(13th Dalai Lama of Tibet)
13th Dalai Lama
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thakpo Langdun, Ü-Tsang, Tibet
Died: 1933
 29 
Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
(1st Secretary General of NATO (1952 - 1957) )
Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Died: 1965
 30 
Ai Iijima
(Former writer of Platonic Sex a semi-autobiographical novel)
Ai Iijima
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kameido, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2008
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 31 
Dorothy L. Sayers
(English crime writer and poet.)
Dorothy L. Sayers
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: 1957
 32 
Peter Warlock
(Composer)
Peter Warlock
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: 1930
 33 
Hound Dog Taylor
(Guitarist, Singer)
Hound Dog Taylor
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1975
 34 
Marguerite Yourcenar
(French Novelist, Essayist and First Woman Elected to the 'Académie Française')
Marguerite Yourcenar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 8, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1987
 35 
Jack Anderson
(Journalist)
Jack Anderson
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2005
 36 
Ruby Murray
(Singer)
Ruby Murray
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donegall Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 1996
 37 
Paul Greco
(Actor, Musician)
Paul Greco
1
Birthdate: October 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008
 38 
Constance Garnett
(English translator)
Constance Garnett
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1946
 39 
Tom Wesselmann
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: 2004
 40 
Ved Prakash Goyal
(Politician)
Ved Prakash Goyal
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1926 AD
Birthplace: Karnal, Punjab, British India
Died: 2008
 41 
Pope Gregory VIII
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1100 AD
Birthplace: Benevento, Italy
Died: 1187
 42 
Victor Francis Hess
(Discoverer of Cosmic Rays)
Victor Francis Hess
0
Birthdate: June 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peggau
Died: 1964
 43 
Gérard Blain
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2000
 44 
Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted
(Danish Physical Chemist Who Developed the 'Brønsted–Lowry Acid–Base Theory')
Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varde, Denmark
Died: 1947
 45 
William B. Cushing
(Naval officer)
William B. Cushing
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 4, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1874
 46 
Omar Said Tjokroaminoto
(A Pioneer of the Trade Union Movement in Indonesia and the Founder of Sarekat Islam)
Omar Said Tjokroaminoto
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Desa Bakur, Indonesia
Died: 1934
 47 
Henry Cuesta
(Musician)
Henry Cuesta
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: McAllen, Texas, United States
Died: 2003
 48 
Eleanor of Toledo
(Noblewoman)
Eleanor of Toledo
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1522
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alba de Tormes, Spain
Died: 1562
Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1722
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany
Died: 1763
 50 
C. Vann Woodward
(Historian)
C. Vann Woodward
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vanndale, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1999