Died On May 17th

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.

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 Donna Summer

Donna Summer.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Tony Randall

Tony Randall.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died: 2004
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1445 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Republic of Florence
Died: 1510

 4 Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strasburg, North Dakota
Died: 1992

 5 Catherine I of Russia

Catherine I of Russia.
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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: April 15, 1684
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jēkabpils, Duchy of Courland, Semigallia
Died: 1727

 6 John Jay

John Jay.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: First Chief Justice of the United States
Birthdate: December 12, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1829

 7 Frank Gorshin

Frank Gorshin.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: February 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1838

 9 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1838

 10 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham

Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: February 3, 1478
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brecon, Wales
Died: 1521

 11 John C. Breckinridge

John C. Breckinridge.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: January 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lexington
Died: 1875

 12 Guy Clark

Guy Clark
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monahans, Texas, U.S.
Died: 2016

 13 Jorge Rafael Videla

Jorge Rafael Videla
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: 2013

 14 Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Payette, Idaho, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 15 Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: April 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lhari County, Nagqu, China
Died: 1995

 16 John Deere

John Deere.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of 'Deere & Company'
Birthdate: February 7, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Died: 1886

 17 Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2019

 18 Ladislao Kubala

Ladislao Kubala
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 2002

 19 Mario Benedetti

Mario Benedetti
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uruguay
Died: 2009

 20 Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gagnef
Died: 1987

 21 Takasugi Shinsaku

Takasugi Shinsaku
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Samurai
Birthdate: September 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1867

 22 Bruce Fairbairn

Bruce Fairbairn
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: 1999

 23 Dorothy Kamenshek

Dorothy Kamenshek
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: December 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norwood, Ohio, United States
Died: 2010

 24 Lydia E. Pinkham

Lydia E. Pinkham
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 9, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1883

 25 Paul Dukas

Paul Dukas.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 1, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1935

 26 Prince Marko

Prince Marko
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1335 AD
Birthplace: Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: 1395

 27 Richard Pipes

Richard Pipes
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Famous As: Historian, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: July 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cieszyn, Poland
Died: 2018

 28 Warda Al-Jazairia

Warda Al-Jazairia
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puteaux, France
Died: 2012

 29 Mary, Queen of Hungary

Mary, Queen of Hungary
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 14, 1371
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: 1395

 30 Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: architect, painter
Birthdate: November 29, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanesville
Died: 1934

 31 Otto Wille Kuusinen

Otto Wille Kuusinen
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laukaa, Finland
Died: 1964

 32 Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: 2013
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 33 Toe Blake

Toe Blake
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Ice-hockey player
Birthdate: August 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria Mines, Canada
Died: 1995

 34 Marie of Prussia

Marie of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 15, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin Palace, Berlin, Germany
Died: 1889

 35 Milena Jesenska

Milena Jesenska
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1944

 36 Gerald Edelman

Gerald Edelman.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Immunologist
Birthdate: July 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ozone Park, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2014

 37 Robert Maynard Hutchins

Robert Maynard Hutchins
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: 1977

 38 Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Archbishop of Canterbury
Birthdate: August 6, 1504
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: 1575

 39 Radomir Putnik

Radomir Putnik
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: January 24, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kragujevac, Serbia
Died: 1917

 40 Donald Coggan

Donald Coggan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Archbishop of Canterbury
Birthdate: October 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2000

 41 Anna d'Este

Anna d'Este
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 16, 1531
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: 1607

 42 Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US
Birthdate: May 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1955

 43 Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: January 24, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schloss Ludwigslust, Germany
Died: 1858

 44 Olga Samaroff

Olga Samaroff
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: August 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 1948

 45 E. Franklin Frazier

E. Franklin Frazier
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Famous As: American sociologist
Birthdate: September 24, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1962

 46 Ratnakar Matkari

Ratnakar Matkari
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: 2020

 47 David Herbert Donald

David Herbert Donald
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Goodman, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2009

 48 Fritzie Zivic

Fritzie Zivic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1984
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 49 Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu

Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: September 14, 1766
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1822

 50 Béla Balázs

Béla Balázs
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Famous As: Film critic
Birthdate: August 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Szeged, Hungary
Died: 1949