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

  1. 45 BC - Titus Labienus, Roman leader
  2. 45 BC - Gnaeus Pompeius, the Younger, Roman general
  3. 180 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (b. 121)
  4. 493 - Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland
  5. 1040 - Harold Harefoot, King of England
  6. 1058 - King Lulach I of Scotland
  7. 1272 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)
  8. 1425 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407)
  9. 1516 - Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1478)
  10. 1565 - Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (b. 1500)
  11. 1620 - St. John Sarkander, Moravian priest, died of injuries caused by torturing
  12. 1640 - Philip Massinger, English dramatist (b. 1583)
  13. 1680 - Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (b. 1613)
  14. 1704 - Menno van Coehoorn, Dutch military engineer (b. 1641)
  15. 1715 - Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643)
  16. 1741 - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  17. 1764 - George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, English astronomer
  18. 1782 - Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700)
  19. 1830 - Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (b. 1764)
  20. 1846 - Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1784)
  21. 1849 - William II of the Netherlands (b. 1792)
  22. 1853 - Christian Doppler, Austrian physician and mathematician (b. 1803)
  23. 1875 - Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (b. 1832)
  24. 1893 - Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  25. 1917 - Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (b. 1838)
  26. 1926 - Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (b. 1853)
  27. 1937 - Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1863)
  28. 1941 - Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
  29. 1949 - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  30. 1956 - Fred Allen, American actor and comedian (b. 1894)
  31. 1956 - Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1897)
  32. 1957 - Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines (b. 1907)
  33. 1965 - Amos Alonzo Stagg, college coach and player (b. 1862)
  34. 1974 - Louis Kahn, American architect
  35. 1976 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (b. 1906)
  36. 1981 - Paul Dean, baseball player (b. 1913)
  37. 1983 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  38. 1987 - Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914)
  39. 1989 - Merritt Butrick, American actor (b. 1959)
  40. 1990 - Capucine, French actress (b. 1931)
  41. 1993 - Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)
  42. 1995 - Ronnie Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  43. 1995 - Rick Aviles, American actor (b.1952)
  44. 1999 - Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921)
  45. 1999 - Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936)
  46. 2002 - Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (b. 1911)
  47. 2002 - Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908)
  48. 2004 - J.J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  49. 2005 - George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  50. 2005 - Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
  51. 2006 - Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter
  52. 2006 - Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  53. 2006 - Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  54. 2006 - Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
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