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 Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli
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Famous As: Early Renaissance Painter
Birthdate: 1445 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1510

 3 John Jay

John Jay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: 1st Chief Justice of the United States (1789-1795)
Birthdate: December 12, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1829

 4 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)

 5 Lawrence Welk

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

 6 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)

 7 Catherine I of Russia

Catherine I of Russia
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Famous As: Empress of Russia (1725-1727)
Birthdate: April 15, 1684
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1727
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 8 John C. Breckinridge

John C. Breckinridge
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1857-61)
Birthdate: January 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1875

 9 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

 10 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)

 11 Shad Gaspard

Shad Gaspard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler, Basketball player
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 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 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

 14 Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal
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Famous As: Swedish economist & sociologist. who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skattungbyn, Sweden
Died: 1987

 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 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

 17 Mario Benedetti

Mario Benedetti
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist, Novelist and Poet
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paso de los Toros, Uruguay
Died: 2009

 18 Randolph Turpin

Randolph Turpin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died: 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 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

 20 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

 21 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

 22 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

 23 Alan O'Day

Alan O'Day
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hollywood, California, United States
Died: 2013

 24 Prince Marko

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

 25 Gerald Edelman

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

 26 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

 27 Milena Jesenska

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

 28 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

 29 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

 30 Frank G Slaughter

Frank G Slaughter
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2001

 31 Daniel Carasso

Daniel Carasso
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: 2009

 32 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

 33 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

 34 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

 35 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

 36 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: 1st Prime Minister of France (1815), Ambassador of France to the UK (1830-34)
Birthdate: February 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1838

 37 Béla Balázs

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

 38 José Santos Zelaya

José Santos Zelaya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: 1919

 39 William Robinson

William Robinson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Gardener
Birthdate: July 15, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 1935

 40 Prakash Mehra

Prakash Mehra
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer
Birthdate: July 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bijnor, India
Died: 2009

 41 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

 42 Jorge Rafael Videla

Jorge Rafael Videla
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Argentina from March 29, 1976 to March 29, 1981
Birthdate: August 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mercedes, Argentina
Died: 2013

 43 Yvonne Loriod

Yvonne Loriod
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: January 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houilles, France
Died: 2010

 44 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

 45 Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky

Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 14, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: 1869

 46 Erwin Wilhelm Müller

Erwin Wilhelm Müller
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1977

 47 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

 48 Lucia Moholy

Lucia Moholy
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: January 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1989

 49 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

 50 Josef Beran

Josef Beran
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: December 29, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: 1969