Died On February 17th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 17. The list includes people like Thelonious Monk, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Christopher Latham Sholes, Alfred P. Sloan, Alfred Newman. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, philosophers and pianists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & Italy 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 
Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')

Rush Limbaugh
45
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Died: 2021

 2 
Geronimo
(Leader)

Geronimo
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arizpe Municipality, Mexico
Died: 1909

 3 
Thelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)

Thelonious Monk
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1982

 4 
Moliere
(French Playwright and One of the Greatest Writers of French Comedy)

Moliere
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: 1673

 5 
Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Public Speaker & Philosopher)

Jiddu Krishnamurti
7
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: 1986

 6 
Mindy McCready
(Platinum-selling country music singer who is known for albums like 1996's Ten Thousand Angels)

Mindy McCready
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 7 
Lee Strasberg
(Actor, Director)

Lee Strasberg
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budaniv, Ukraine
Died: 1982
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 
Albert I of Belgium
(King of the Belgians (1902-1934))

Albert I of Belgium
6
Birthdate: April 8, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1934

 9 
Li Wenliang
(Ophthalmologist)

Li Wenliang
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beizhen, Jinzhou, China
Died: 2020

 10 
Christopher Latham Sholes
(Inventor of the QWERTY Keyboard)

Christopher Latham Sholes
9
Birthdate: February 14, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mooresburg, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1890

 11 

Kathryn Grayson
2
Birthdate: February 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 12 
Heinrich Heine
(German Poet & Literary Critic Know for His Works 'Germany. A Winter's Tale' and 'Buch der Lieder')

Heinrich Heine
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 1856

 13 
Alfred Newman
(Composer)

Alfred Newman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1970

 14 
Alfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)

Alfred P. Sloan
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: 1966

 15 
Graham Sutherland
(Painter, Artist)

Graham Sutherland
0
Birthdate: August 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Streatham
Died: 1980

 16 
Giordano Bruno
(Philosopher & Mathematician Known For His Cosmological Theories)

Giordano Bruno
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 24, 1903, 1548
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nola, Italy
Died: 1600

 17 
Andrzej Zulawski
(Polish filmmaker)

Andrzej Zulawski
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lwów, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic USSR
Died: 2016

 18 
Al-Tabari
(Scholar)

Al-Tabari
3
Birthdate: 0839 AD
Birthplace: Āmol, Iran
Died: 0923

 19 

Richard Briers
2
Birthdate: January 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Raynes Park, London, England
Died: 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 

Šaban Šaulić
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Šabac, Serbia
Died: 2019

 21 

Dan O'Herlihy
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Died: 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 
Florence Kelley
(Social Reformer)

Florence Kelley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1932

 23 
Dorothy Gibson
(Former Film Actress best remembered as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and for starring in the first motion picture based on the disaster)

Dorothy Gibson
1
Birthdate: May 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1946

 24 
Wilfrid Laurier
(7th Prime Minister of Canada (1896 -1911))

Wilfrid Laurier
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 20, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Canada
Died: 1919

 25 
Ray Barretto
(Percussionist)

Ray Barretto
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2006

 26 
Mesrop Mashtots
(Linguist)

Mesrop Mashtots
0
Birthdate: 0362 AD
Birthplace: Hatzikk, Armenia
Died: 0440

 27 
Manna
(Actor)

Manna
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tangail District, Bangladesh
Died: 2008

 28 
Lefty Gomez
(Baseball player)

Lefty Gomez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rodeo, California, United States
Died: 1989

 29 
José Burgos
(Priest)

José Burgos
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: 1872

 30 
Michael Novak
(Philosopher)

Michael Novak
0
Birthdate: September 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017

 31 
Jack Cole
(Choreographer, Dancer)

Jack Cole
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1974

 32 
Henry Steel Olcott
(Military Officer)

Henry Steel Olcott
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: City of Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1907

 33 

Carles casagemas
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1901

 34 
John Martin
(engraver, painter)

John Martin
0
Birthdate: July 19, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haydon Bridge
Died: 1854

 35 
Antoine Galland
(Archaeologist)

Antoine Galland
0
Birthdate: April 4, 1646
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rollot, France
Died: 1715

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: 1827

 37 
Jovian
(Emperor)

Jovian
1
Birthdate: 0331 AD
Birthplace: Singidunum
Died: 0364

Alexander Bashlachev
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Russia
Died: 1988

 39 
Hans Hofmann
(Painter, renowned as both an artist and teacher)

Hans Hofmann
0
Birthdate: March 21, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany
Died: 1966

 40 

Marie-Louise von Franz
1
Birthdate: January 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1998

 41 
Ulric Neisser
(Psychologist, University teacher)

Ulric Neisser
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kiel
Died: 2012

 42 
Tom Regan
(Philosopher, University teacher)

Tom Regan
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: 2017

 43 

Shmuel Yosef Agnon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buchach, Ukraine
Died: 1970

 44 
Bob Merrill
(Songwriter)

Bob Merrill
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1998

 45 
Peter Skellern
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist)

Peter Skellern
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: 2017

 46 
Adolphe Quetelet
(Belgian astronomer)

Adolphe Quetelet
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1796
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: 1874

 47 
Red Ruffing
(Baseball player)

Red Ruffing
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Granville, Illinois, United States
Died: 1986

 48 
James Macpherson
(Poet, Translator, Writer)

James Macpherson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1736
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruthven
Died: 1796

 49 
Evelyn Laye
(Actress)

Evelyn Laye
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London, England
Died: 1996

Maurice Quentin de La Tour
0
Birthdate: September 5, 1704
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: 1788