Died On March 17th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 17. The list includes people like Marcus Aurelius, Saint Patrick, Louis Kahn, Ramon Magsaysay, Daniel Bernoulli. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, mathematicians, emperors & kings and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Russia and many more countries.
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Marcus Aurelius
(Philosopher)
Marcus Aurelius
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Birthdate: April 26, 0121
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0180

Marcus Aurelius played an important role in the Roman Empire. A Stoic philosopher, Marcus was part of the Five Good Emperors and the last emperor of the Pax Romana—a 200-year-long period of relative peace in the Roman Empire. Also a writer, his work Meditations is regarded by many as one of the greatest works of philosophy.

 2 
Lance Reddick
(American Actor and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Cedric Daniels’ in the TV Series ‘The Wire’)
Lance Reddick
27
Birthdate: June 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2023

Lance Reddick is an American musician and actor. Over the years, Reddick has contributed immensely to the success of several TV series, such as Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch. He has also been entertaining children and adults alike by providing his likeness and voice for video games like Quantum Break and Destiny series.

 3 
Irène Joliot-Curie
(French Physicist, Politician and Winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Irène Joliot-Curie
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1956

Marie Curie and Pierre Curie’s daughter, Irène Joliot-Curie, herself a brilliant scientist, won the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with her husband, Joliot-Curie, for discovering artificial radioactivity. She was also one of the first three female French government members. She tragically died of leukemia caused by exposure to radiation.

 4 
Helen Hayes
(Actress)
Helen Hayes
5
Birthdate: October 10, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1993
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 5 
Ramon Magsaysay
(7th President of the Philippines)
Ramon Magsaysay
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iba, Zambales, Philippines
Died: 1957

Born to an artisan father, Ramon Magsaysay was initially a schoolteacher. He served as the president of the Philippines and successfully subdued the Huk movement of the local communist guerrillas. The Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after him, celebrates excellence of Asians in various fields such as journalism and government service.

 6 
Lyle Waggoner
4
Birthdate: April 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: 2020

Lyle Waggoner was an American sculptor, actor, model, travel trailer salesman, and presenter. He is best remembered for his association with The Carol Burnett Show between 1967 and 1974. He is also credited with founding Star Waggons, a company that aimed at helping the entertainment industry by leasing customized location trailers.

 7 
Capucine
(Model)
Capucine
7
Birthdate: January 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Died: 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Roger Mayweather
(American Boxing Trainer and Former Professional Boxer)
Roger Mayweather
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Daniel Bernoulli
(Mathematician)
Daniel Bernoulli
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 8, 1700
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Groningen
Died: 1782

Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss physicist and mathematician. Born into the popular Bernoulli family of mathematicians, Daniel Bernoulli is renowned for his applications of mathematical equations to mechanics. He is also remembered for his pioneering work in statistics and probability. In 2002, he was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

 10 
Derek Walcott
(Saint Lucian Poet, Playwright, and Winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Derek Walcott
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castries, Saint Lucia
Died: 2017

Derek Walcott was a Saint Lucian playwright and poet who was honored with the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was also the recipient of several literary awards like Obie Award, Royal Society of Literature Award, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and Queen's Medal for Poetry. In 2016, he was made Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Lucia.

 11 
Louis Kahn
(Architect)
Louis Kahn
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Died: 1974

Louis Kahn was an American architect who is credited with creating a style that was monolithic and monumental. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential architects, Kahn served as a professor at Yale School of Architecture and at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. His life and career inspired a documentary titled My Architect: A Son's Journey.

 12 
Luchino Visconti
(Italian Filmmaker, Director and Screenwriter)
Luchino Visconti
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1976

Born to Duke Modrone, Luchino Visconti belonged to one of the most affluent families of Italy. He was also one of the pioneers of neo-realism and created masterpieces such as Senso and Rocco and His Brothers. A chain smoker, he was rumored to have had 120 cigarettes per day.

 13 
Oleg Cassini
(Film Fashion Designer Best Known for His Association with Former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy )
Oleg Cassini
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2006

Born to a Russian diplomat, designer Oleg Cassini was known as much for his affairs with femme fatales such as Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe as for his designs. Initially married to actor Gene Tierney, he had also kept his 34-year marriage to Marianne Nestor a secret till his death.

 14 
Fred Allen
(American comedian)
Fred Allen
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: 1956
 15 
Rod Hull
(Comedian)
Rod Hull
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
Died: 1999
 16 
Mai Zetterling
(Swedish Actress, Novelist and Film Director.)
Mai Zetterling
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
Died: 1994

Mai Zetterling was a Swedish actress, film director, and novelist. She is best remembered for playing important roles in popular British films like Quartet, The Romantic Age, and Only Two Can Play. Mai Zetterling became known as a sex symbol and many of her films were noted for their sexual explicitness and nudity. 

 17 
Saint Patrick
(Bishop and Patron Saint of Ireland)
Saint Patrick
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0385 AD
Birthplace: Roman Britain
Died: 0461

Saint Patrick was a Romano-British bishop and Christian missionary in Ireland. Widely regarded as the main patron saint of Ireland, Patrick is often referred to as the Apostle of Ireland. According to early medieval tradition, Patrick is credited with popularizing Christianity in Ireland. His life and work inspired the 2000 TV historical drama film, St. Patrick: The Irish Legend.

 18 
Rana Sanga
(Ruler of Mewar)
Rana Sanga
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Birthdate: April 12, 1484
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malwa
Died: 1527

Maharana Sangram Singh I, better known as Rana Sanga, is remembered in history as a fierce Rajput king of the Sisodia dynasty. He controlled modern-day Rajasthan, Gujarat, and MP, with Chittor as his capital. In his struggle for power, he had lost one arm and one eye, and was crippled for life.

 19 
Christian Doppler
(Mathematician & Physicist)
Christian Doppler
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 29, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: 1853

Christian Doppler was an Austrian physicist and mathematician best remembered for describing a phenomenon which came to be known as the Doppler effect. The color of binary stars was explained by Doppler with the help of the Doppler effect. Christian Doppler's discovery of the Doppler effect is considered an important contribution to physics.

 20 
Ferlin Husky
(Singer)
Ferlin Husky
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cantwell, Missouri, United States
Died: 2011
 21 
John Magufuli
(The Fifth President of Tanzania)
John Magufuli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chato, Tanzania
Died: 2021
 22 
Eduard Limonov
(Writer and Founder of 'National Bolshevik Party')
Eduard Limonov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dzerzhinsk, Russia
Died: 2020

The firebrand National Bolshevik Party leader Eduard Limonov gained fame with his first novel, It's Me, Eddie, which contained explicit sexual imagery and obscene language, and was written while he was in literary exile in New York. He was also part of The Other Russia, a group of Putin opposers.

 23 
Rachel Lambert Mellon
(Art collector)
Rachel Lambert Mellon
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Princeton
Died: 2014

Horticulturalist Rachel Lambert Mellon, or Bunny Mellon, is best remembered for designing the White House Rose Garden. She was the wife of banking heir and philanthropist Paul Mellon. Apart from several apartments, she also owned a huge collection of paintings and artifacts, which fetched $158.7 million at a Sotheby's auction.

 24 
Paul Daniels
(Magician)
Paul Daniels
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Bank, Middlesbrough, England
Died: 2016
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Jermaine Stewart
(Singer)
Jermaine Stewart
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1997
 26 
Betty Williams
(Activists)
Betty Williams
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: 2020

Betty Williams was a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She was the president of the World Centre of Compassion for Children International and headed the Global Children's Foundation. She and Mairead Corrigan were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976. She traveled the world and lectured on topics of peace, education, anti-extremism, inter-cultural and inter-faith understanding, and children's rights. 

 27 
William II of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1840 - 1849))
William II of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: December 6, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1849

William II took over as the king of the Netherlands after his father William I’s abdication. His reign witnessed the transformation of his country into a parliamentary democracy through the constitution of 1848. With F.A. van Hall as the finance minister, he helped his country attain a surplus.

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Eddie Aikau
(Hawaiian Surfer Who Was the First Lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the Island of Oahu)
Eddie Aikau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kahului, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1978
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Franz Brentano
(German Philosopher, Priest, and Professor Who Founded Intentionalism)
Franz Brentano
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Birthdate: January 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marienberg, Germany
Died: 1917

Widely regarded as the founder of Intentionalism, or act psychology, German philosopher Franz Brentano was also a Roman Catholic priest. He also taught philosophy at the University of Würzburg and the University of Vienna and penned the iconic works Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint and Inquiry into Sense Psychology.

 30 
Freddie Francis
(English Cinematographer and Film Director)
Freddie Francis
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Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Islington, Middlesex, England
Died: 2007

Freddie Francis was an English cinematographer and film director He is best remembered for his contribution as a cinematographer in popular films like Sons and Lovers, Room at the Top, and The Innocents. Over the course of his illustrious career Freddie Francis received several prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.

 31 
Amos Alonzo Stagg
(American Athlete and College Coach)
Amos Alonzo Stagg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1965
 32 
Friedrich Bessel
(German Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, and Geodesist)
Friedrich Bessel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 22, 1784
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Germany
Died: 1846

Friedrich Bessel was a German mathematician, astronomer, geodesist, and physicist. He was the first astronomer to use the method of parallax in order to determine the distance of a star from the sun. Bessel was a much-respected figure during his time. He was honored with the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

 33 
Jim Cronin
(American Zookeeper & Co-Founder of 'The Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre')
Jim Cronin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: 2007

Jim Cronin was an American zookeeper best remembered for co-founding the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset, England, in 1987. The centre works as a sanctuary for neglected and abused primates. Jim Cronin was celebrated for his expertise in the rescue and rehabilitation process of abused primates.

 34 
Aleksei Brusilov
(Army General)
Aleksei Brusilov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 1926
 35 
Mike MacDonald
(Stand-up comedian)
Mike MacDonald
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Birthdate: June 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: 2018

Mike MacDonald was a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian best known for his appearances in several popular TV shows like Late Night with David Letterman, Just for Laughs, and The Arsenio Hall Show. MacDonald achieved immense popularity when he played important roles in three successful TV specials, including My House! My Rules!, which received two nominations at the Gemini Awards.

 36 
Napoléon Louis Bonaparte
(King)
Napoléon Louis Bonaparte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1804
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1831
 37 
John Hawkwood
(British Soldier Who Served as a Mercenary Leader in Italy)
John Hawkwood
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1323 AD
Birthplace: Sible Hedingham, England
Died: 1394

Legendary 14th-century English soldier John Hawkwood is best remembered for his services as a condottiero, or mercenary leader, in Italy. Starting his military career with the Hundred Years’ War in France, and later joined the White Company, spending over three decades in Italy. He was immortalized in a Paolo Uccello fresco.

 38 
Lalo Guerrero
(American Guitarist)
Lalo Guerrero
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Died: 2005

Lalo Guerrero was an American singer and guitarist best remembered for his influence on Latin music and artists. He is also remembered for his support towards Mexican-American women. Lalo Guerrero’s music encouraged Mexican-American women to demonstrate the duality of their heritage on public platforms. 

 39 
Felix Bressart
(Actor)
Felix Bressart
1
Birthdate: March 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chernyshevskoye, Russia
Died: 1949
 40 
Nicolae Titulescu
(Diplomat)
Nicolae Titulescu
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Craiova, Romania
Died: 1941
 41 
Robert Michael White
(Electrical Engineer)
Robert Michael White
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2010
 42 
Fromental Halévy
(Composer)
Fromental Halévy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1862
 43 
Sid Fleischman
(American Children's Book Author Known for His Books 'The Whipping Boy' and 'Humbug Mountain')
Sid Fleischman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2010

An author who wrote for both children and adults, Sid Fleischman also penned several books on magic. Initially a journalist at the San Diego Daily Journal, he switched to writing fiction when the paper was discontinued. He and his son, Paul Fleischman, made up the only parent-child duo to win a Newbery Medal.

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Văn Tiến Dũng
(General)
Văn Tiến Dũng
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Từ Liêm, Vietnam
Died: 2002
 45 
Félix Éboué
(Political Leader)
Félix Éboué
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cayenne, French Guiana
Died: 1944
 46 
Jack Arnold
(Actor)
Jack Arnold
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1992
 47 
Galaktion Tabidze
(Poet)
Galaktion Tabidze
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chkvishi, Georgia
Died: 1959
 48 
Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours
(Nobleman)
Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 12, 1479
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1516
 49 
Alex Chilton
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Alex Chilton
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Memphis
Died: 2010
 50 
Adolf Meyer
(Psychiatrist)
Adolf Meyer
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niederweningen, Switzerland
Died: 1950

Swiss-born American psychiatrist Adolf Meyer is best remembered for introducing the concept of ergasiology, or psychobiology. Not only was he associated with the Johns Hopkins Hospital throughout his life, but he also led the American Psychiatric Association as its president. He was also a pioneering figure in occupational therapy.