Famous Deaths on February 17, Who Died on February 17

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Date Name
1178 Evermode of Ratzeburg, bishop of Ratzeburg
1220 Theobald I, Duke of Lorraine
1339 Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)
1371 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1500 Adolph, Count of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst, German noble (b. before 1463)
1600 Giordano Bruno, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1548)
1609 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)
1624 Juan de Mariana, Spanish priest and historian (b. 1536)
1659 Abel Servien, French politician, French Minister of Finance (b. 1593)
1673 Molière, French actor and playwright (b. 1622)
1680 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English politician (b. 1599)
1680 Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist, zoologist, and entomologist (b. 1637)
1715 Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist (b. 1646)
1732 Louis Marchand, French organist and composer (b. 1669)
1768 Arthur Onslow, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1691)
1841 Ferdinando Carulli, Italian guitarist and composer (b. 1770)
1849 María de las Mercedes Barbudo, Puerto Rican political activist, the first woman Independentista in the island (b. 1773)
1854 John Martin, English painter, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1789)
1856 Heinrich Heine, German journalist and poet (b. 1797)
1874 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and sociologist (b. 1796)
1890 Christopher Latham Sholes, American publisher and politician (b. 1819)
1905 William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1815)
1909 Geronimo, American tribal leader (b. 1829)
1912 Edgar Evans, Welsh sailor and explorer (b. 1876)
1919 Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)
1934 Albert I of Belgium (b. 1875)
1934 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player and theoretician (b. 1862)
1939 Willy Hess, German violinist and educator (b. 1859)
1946 Dorothy Gibson, American actress and singer (b. 1889)
1961 Lütfi Kırdar, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1887)
1961 Nita Naldi, American actress (b. 1894)
1962 Joseph Kearns, American actor (b. 1907)
1962 Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1876)
1966 Hans Hofmann, German-American painter (b. 1880)
1970 Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Ukrainian-Israeli novelist, short story writer, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1970 Alfred Newman, American composer and conductor (b. 1900)
1972 Friday Hassler, American race car driver (b. 1935)
1977 Janani Luwum, Ugandan archbishop and saint (b. 1922)
1979 William Gargan, American actor (b. 1905)
1982 Nestor Chylak, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1922)
1982 Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (b. 1917)
1982 Lee Strasberg, American actor and director (b. 1901)
1986 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (b. 1895)
1988 John M. Allegro, English archaeologist and scholar (b. 1923)
1988 Karpoori Thakur, Indian educator and politician, 11th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1924)
1989 Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (b. 1908)
1990 Jean-Marc Boivin, French mountaineer, skier, and pilot (b. 1951)
1994 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (b. 1951)
1998 Ernst Jünger, German soldier, philosopher, and author (b. 1895)
2003 Steve Bechler, American baseball player (b. 1979)
2004 José López Portillo, Mexican lawyer and politician, 51st President of Mexico, 1976-1982 (b. 1920)
2005 Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (b. 1919)
2005 Omar Sívori, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1935)
2006 Ray Barretto, American drummer (b. 1929)
2006 Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
2009 Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter and journalist (b. 1922)
2010 Kathryn Grayson, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
2012 Robert Carr, English engineer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1916)
2012 Michael Davis, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
2012 Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1918)
2012 Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)
2013 Richard Briers, English actor (b. 1934)
2013 Shmulik Kraus, Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1935)
2013 Sophie Kurys, American baseball player (b. 1925)
2013 Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (b. 1975)
2014 Bob Casale, American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1952)
2014 Peter Florin, German politician and diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1921)
2014 Wayne Smith, Jamaican singer (b. 1965)
2015 John Barrow, American-Canadian football player and manager (b. 1935)
2015 Cathy Ubels-Veen, Dutch politician (b. 1928)
2015 Liu Yudi, Chinese general and pilot (b. 1923)
2016 Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (b. 1921)
2016 Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egyptian journalist (b. 1923)
2016 Claude Jeancolas, French historian, author, and journalist (b. 1949)
2016 Tony Phillips, American baseball player (b. 1959)
2016 Andrzej Żuſawski, Polish film director (b. 1940)
2017 Robert H. Michel, American politician (b. 1923)
2017 Michael Novak, American Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1933)
364 Jovian, Roman emperor (b. 331)
440 Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, linguist, and theologian (b. 360)
923 Al-Tabari, Persian scholar (b. 839)