Died On May 17th

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 17. The list includes people like Sandro Botticelli, John Jay, Lawrence Welk, John C. Breckinridge, Gunnar Myrdal. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, diplomats, empresses & queens and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France and many more countries.
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Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Sandro Botticelli
(One of the Greatest Painters of the Florentine Renaissance)
Sandro Botticelli
3
Birthdate: 1445 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1510
 3 
John Jay
(1st Chief Justice of the United States (1789 - 1795))
John Jay
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 12, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1829
 4 
Tony Randall
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Birthdate: February 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died: 2004
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Lawrence Welk
(Accordionist, Bandleader, and Television Impresario)
Lawrence Welk
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strasburg, North Dakota
Died: 1992
 6 
Frank Gorshin
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Catherine I of Russia
(Former Empress of Russia (1725 - 1727))
Catherine I of Russia
11
Birthdate: April 15, 1684
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1727
 8 
John C. Breckinridge
(14th Vice President of the United States (1857 - 1861))
John C. Breckinridge
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1875
 9 
Harmon Killebrew
(Baseball player)
Harmon Killebrew
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Payette, Idaho, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
John Deere
(Founder of 'Deere & Company')
John Deere
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 7, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Died: 1886
 11 
Shad Gaspard
(American Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Shad Gaspard
4
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 12 
Guy Clark
(Musician)
Guy Clark
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monahans, Texas, U.S.
Died: 2016
 13 
Dorothy Kamenshek
(Baseball Player)
Dorothy Kamenshek
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norwood, Ohio, United States
Died: 2010
 14 
Paul Dukas
(French Composer Best Known for the Orchestral Piece 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice')
Paul Dukas
1
Birthdate: October 1, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1935
 15 
Mario Benedetti
(Journalist, Novelist and Poet)
Mario Benedetti
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paso de los Toros, Uruguay
Died: 2009
 16 
Bruce Fairbairn
(Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter, Record producer, Composer)
Bruce Fairbairn
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: 1999
 17 
Gunnar Myrdal
(Swedish economist & sociologist. who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.)
Gunnar Myrdal
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Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skattungbyn, Sweden
Died: 1987
 18 
Herman Wouk
(Writer)
Herman Wouk
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2019
 19 
Owen Roberts
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US)
Owen Roberts
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1955
 20 
Milena Jesenska
(Czech Writer Who Helped Many Jews Escape From Czechoslovakia After the Advent of The Nazis)
Milena Jesenska
1
Birthdate: August 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1944
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1478
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brecon, Wales
Died: 1521
 22 
Takasugi Shinsaku
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1867
 23 
Randolph Turpin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died: 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Matthew Parker
(Archbishop of Canterbury)
Matthew Parker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1504
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: 1575
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1838
 26 
Olga Samaroff
(Pianist)
Olga Samaroff
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 1948
 27 
Gerald Edelman
(American Biologist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work in the Immune System)
Gerald Edelman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ozone Park, New York, United States
Died: 2014
 28 
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
(Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom from 1830 1834)
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1838
 29 
Prince Marko
0
Birthdate: 1335 AD
Birthplace: Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: 1395
 30 
Warda Al-Jazairia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puteaux, France
Died: 2012
 31 
José Santos Zelaya
(President of Nicaragua (1893 - 1909))
José Santos Zelaya
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: 1919
 32 
Toe Blake
(Ice-hockey player)
Toe Blake
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria Mines, Canada
Died: 1995
 33 
Alexis Clairaut
(Mathematician)
Alexis Clairaut
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 13, 1713
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1765
 34 
Ladislao Kubala
(Footballer Striker)
Ladislao Kubala
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2002
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Frank G Slaughter
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2001
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lhari County, Nagqu, China
Died: 1995
 37 
David Herbert Donald
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Goodman, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2009
 38 
Donald Coggan
(Archbishop of Canterbury)
Donald Coggan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2000
 39 
Guido von List
(Poet, Journalist, Novelist)
Guido von List
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1848
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1919
 40 
Cass Gilbert
(architect, painter)
Cass Gilbert
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 29, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanesville
Died: 1934
William Jefferson Blythe Jr.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sherman, Texas, United States
Died: 1946
 42 
Anna d'Este
(Princess)
Anna d'Este
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Birthdate: November 16, 1531
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: 1607
 43 
Radomir Putnik
(Serbia's First Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff)
Radomir Putnik
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kragujevac, Serbia
Died: 1917
 44 
Daniel Carasso
(Entrepreneur)
Daniel Carasso
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: 2009
Mary, Queen of Hungary
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1371
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: 1395
Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Birthdate: January 24, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schloss Ludwigslust, Germany
Died: 1858
 47 
William Robinson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 1935
 48 
Cy Feuer
(Theatre producer)
Cy Feuer
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 2006
 49 
Erwin Wilhelm Müller
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1977
Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1766
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1822