The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 17th.

  1. 375 - Valentinian I, Roman Emperor (b. 321)
  2. 594 - Gregory of Tours, bishop and historian (b. c.539)
  3. 641 - Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
  4. 680 - Hilda of Whitby (b. 614)
  5. 1231 - Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)
  6. 1326 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)
  7. 1494 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)
  8. 1558 - Mary I of England (b. 1516)
  9. 1558 - Reginald Cardinal Pole, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1500)
  10. 1562 - Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
  11. 1592 - John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
  12. 1600 - Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
  13. 1632 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
  14. 1643 - Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602)
  15. 1648 - Thomas Ford, English composer
  16. 1665 - John Earle, English bishop
  17. 1668 - Joseph Alleine, English preacher (b. 1634)
  18. 1690 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)
  19. 1708 - Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch painter (b. 1631)
  20. 1713 - Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
  21. 1720 - Calico Jack, English pirate
  22. 1747 - Alain-René Lesage, French writer (b. 1668)
  23. 1768 - Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1693)
  24. 1776 - James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)
  25. 1780 - Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  26. 1794 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)
  27. 1796 - Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (b. 1729)
  28. 1808 - David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (b. 1721)
  29. 1835 - Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (b. 1758)
  30. 1858 - Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)
  31. 1902 - Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
  32. 1905 - Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
  33. 1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (b. 1840)
  34. 1922 - Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847)
  35. 1929 - Herman Hollerith, American statistician (b. 1860)
  36. 1936 - Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
  37. 1937 - Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (b. 1860)
  38. 1938 - Ante Trumbic, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
  39. 1940 - Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)
  40. 1940 - Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
  41. 1942 - Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  42. 1947 - Victor Serge, French anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  43. 1955 - James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (b. 1894)
  44. 1958 - Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
  45. 1959 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (b. 1887)
  46. 1968 - Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
  47. 1979 - John Glascock, British bassist (Jethro Tull)
  48. 1980 - Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st Sufi master of Oveyssi order (b. 1916)
  49. 1982 - Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer (b. 1905)
  50. 1982 - Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (b. 1924)
  51. 1986 - Georges Besse, French automobile executive (b. 1927)
  52. 1987 - Paul Derringer, baseball player (b. 1906)
  53. 1989 - Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  54. 1990 - Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  55. 1993 - Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926)
  56. 1998 - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
  57. 2000 - Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  58. 2001 - Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  59. 2002 - Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)
  60. 2003 - Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  61. 2003 - Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)
  62. 2004 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
  63. 2004 - Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941)
  64. 2005 - Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
  65. 2006 - Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
  66. 2006 - Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (b. 1927)
  67. 2006 - Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929)
  68. 2006 - Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (b. 1924)