Famous Deaths on 17th April

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326 - Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
485 - Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
617 - Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg
818 - Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies
858 - Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
1080 - King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)
1272 - Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 - Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86
1427 - Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1539 - George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471)
1574 - Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1630 - Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1679 - John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1680 - Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)
1696 - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)
1711 - Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1678) dies of smallpox
1713 - David Hollatz, Pomeranian dogmatician (b. 1648)
1714 - Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56
1726 - Henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49
1742 - Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (b. 1664)
1761 - Thomas Bayes, English mathematician
1764 - Johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin (1790) 1790 - Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84
1799 - Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728)
1835 - William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies
1837 - Edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies
1838 - J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71
1843 - Samuel Morey, American inventor (b. 1762)
1854 - Gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74
1863 - Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61
1873 - Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60
1873 - Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian artist (b. 1783)
1882 - George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)
1890 - John Barnett, composer, dies at 87
1891 - Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77
1892 - Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1822)
1899 - Hans Balatka, composer, dies at 74
1902 - Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822)
1915 - Johannes P Kelly, [Kellij], Dutch actor/operetta writer, dies at 60
1930 - Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
1936 - Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
1937 - Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910)
1941 - Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
1942 - Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
1944 - J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
1945 - Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed
1945 - Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
1945 - Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54
1946 - John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
1948 - Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
1948 - Percy Sherwell, cricketer (S Afr captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies
1954 - Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist (b. 1900)
1960 - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
1962 - Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
1967 - Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
1968 - Margaret Seddon, dies at 95
1970 - Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
1971 - Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
1974 - Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
1974 - Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
1974 - Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
1975 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
1976 - Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
1976 - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1977 - Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
1977 - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
1983 - Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
1983 - Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87
1983 - Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78
1984 - Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
1985 - Ilona Bodden, writer, dies
1986 - Bessie Head, writer, dies
1987 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36
1987 - Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57
1987 - Cecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (b. 1901)
1988 - Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
1988 - Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88
1989 - Charles Lampkin, dies
1990 - Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies
1991 - Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97
1992 - Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
1993 - Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65
1994 - Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
1995 - A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
1995 - Nancy Mayhew Youngman, artist/educator, dies at 88
1996 - Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
1996 - Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86
1996 - Michele Carew, daughter of baseball great Rod, dies of Leukemia at 18
1997 - Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78
1997 - Allan Francovich, American documentarian
1998 - Linda McCartney, American-born photographer and wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941)
2003 - Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930)
2003 - Paul Getty, American-born philanthropist (b. 1932)
2003 - Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934)
2003 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)
2004 - Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (b. 1908)
2004 - Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
2007 - Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality (b. 1910)
2008 - Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (b. 1913)
2008 - Danny Federici, organ player for E-Street Band (b. 1950)
2009 - Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People) dies aged 88
2011 - Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
2011 - Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
2011 - AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
2012 - Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64
2013 - Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
Colombian Writer Gabriel García MárquezColombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez (2014) 2014 - Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

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