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.

John JayJohn Jay
American
First Chief Justice of the United States
John DeereJohn Deere
American
Founder of 'Deere & Company'

Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia
Russian
Empress of Russia

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
Italian
Painter

Tony RandallTony Randall
American
Actor

Lawrence WelkLawrence Welk
American
 
John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
American
Former Vice President of the United States

Frank GorshinFrank Gorshin
American
Actor

Gunnar MyrdalGunnar Myrdal
Swedish
Economist

Paul DukasPaul Dukas
French
Composer
Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman
American
Immunologist

Donna SummerDonna Summer
American
Singer-Songwriter

Jorge Rafael VidelaJorge Rafael Videla
Argentinian
Politician

Guy ClarkGuy Clark
American
Musician

Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of BuckinghamEdward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham
British
Noble
Harmon KillebrewHarmon Killebrew
American
Baseball player

Gedhun Choekyi NyimaGedhun Choekyi Nyima
Chinese
Monk

Herman WoukHerman Wouk
American
Writer

Dorothy KamenshekDorothy Kamenshek
American
Baseball Player
Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
Uruguayan
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American
Golfer
Owen RobertsOwen Roberts
American
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US

Bruce FairbairnBruce Fairbairn
Canadian
Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter,

Prince MarkoPrince Marko
Serbian
King
Cass GilbertCass Gilbert
American
architect, painter

Olga SamaroffOlga Samaroff
American
Pianist
Warda Al-JazairiaWarda Al-Jazairia
French
Singer

Mary, Queen of HungaryMary, Queen of Hungary
Hungarian, Polish
Queen regnant

Toe BlakeToe Blake
Canadian
Ice-hockey player
Robert Maynard HutchinsRobert Maynard Hutchins
American
Educationist, University teacher

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E. Franklin FrazierE. Franklin Frazier
American
American sociologist
Takasugi ShinsakuTakasugi Shinsaku
Japanese
Samurai

Matthew ParkerMatthew Parker
British
Archbishop of Canterbury

Otto Wille KuusinenOtto Wille Kuusinen
Finnish
Politician

Donald CogganDonald Coggan
British
Archbishop of Canterbury
David Herbert DonaldDavid Herbert Donald
American
Historian
Radomir PutnikRadomir Putnik
Serbian
General

Alexis ClairautAlexis Clairaut
French
Mathematician

Eugen WeberEugen Weber
American
Historian

Herbert CrolyHerbert Croly
American
Editor
Béla BalázsBéla Balázs
Hungarian
Film critic

G. Evelyn HutchinsonG. Evelyn Hutchinson
British
Ecologist

Fritzie ZivicFritzie Zivic
American
Boxer

Samuel ClarkeSamuel Clarke
British
Philosopher

José Santos ZelayaJosé Santos Zelaya
Nicaraguan
President
René CailliéRené Caillié
French
Explorer

Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de RichelieuArmand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu
French
Statesman
Cy FeuerCy Feuer
American
Theatre producer

Lucia MoholyLucia Moholy
Czech
Photographer

Yvonne LoriodYvonne Loriod
French
Pianist
Nahum SokolowNahum Sokolow
Polish
Writer

Willis ConoverWillis Conover
American
Broadcaster
Daniel CarassoDaniel Carasso
Spanish, American
Entrepreneur

Jacques-Louis LionsJacques-Louis Lions
French
Mathematician

Erwin Wilhelm MüllerErwin Wilhelm Müller
German
Physicist

Nigel BalchinNigel Balchin
British
Novelist

György KlapkaGyörgy Klapka
Hungarian, Romanian
General
Ladislao KubalaLadislao Kubala
Spanish, Hungarian
Footballer

Michael Jan de GoejeMichael Jan de Goeje
Dutch
Orientalist

Lilli LehmannLilli Lehmann
German
Operatic Soprano

Hugh CudlippHugh Cudlipp
Welsh
Journalist
Josef BeranJosef Beran
Czech
Archbishop

Leopold AuenbruggerLeopold Auenbrugger
Austrian
Physician
Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas, 1st Duke of LermaFrancisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas, 1st Duke of Lerma
Spanish
Nobleman

Mary HaasMary Haas
American
Linguist

Jules SupervielleJules Supervielle
French, Uruguayan
Poet
Philipp von HuttenPhilipp von Hutten
German
Adventurer

Wilfrid MellersWilfrid Mellers
British
Music critic
Harold RuggHarold Rugg
American
Educational Reformer

Francisco de Sá de MirandaFrancisco de Sá de Miranda
Portuguese
Poet

Moshe ShererMoshe Sherer
American
Leader
Keiiti AkiKeiiti Aki
Japanese
Professor

Piero DorazioPiero Dorazio
Italian
Painter
Jean CavalierJean Cavalier
French
Religious leader

William RobinsonWilliam Robinson
Irish, British
Gardener

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-PérigordCharles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
French
Politician

Felix BaschFelix Basch
Austrian
Actor
Michel-Jean SedaineMichel-Jean Sedaine
French
Dramatist
Masaru HayamiMasaru Hayami
Japanese
Businessman

Abraham de FabertAbraham de Fabert
French
Marshal

Claude BuffierClaude Buffier
French, Polish
Philosopher

Lydia E. PinkhamLydia E. Pinkham
American
Businesswoman
Johnny WatsonJohnny Watson
American
Musician

George ForbesGeorge Forbes
New Zealander
Politician

Alexis ClairaultAlexis Clairault
French
French mathematician

Aleksandr DargomyzhskyAleksandr Dargomyzhsky
Russian
Composer

Frank G SlaughterFrank G Slaughter
American
Author
James Chichester-ClarknJames Chichester-Clarkn
Northern Irish
 

John Wood OmanJohn Wood Oman
British
Theologian