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Notable Deaths - 1917

1917Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

1917Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (The Entertainer), dies at 48

1917Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

1917Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

1917 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 2
Edward B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84 
Jan 6
Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82 
Jan 10
Buffalo Bill Cody 
Jan 10
William F. Cody, The Indian Wars 
Jan 12
Joseph Allen, The What NOW Caper 
Jan 15
William de Morgan, Somehow Good 
Jan 16
George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837) 
Jan 16
George Dewey, Admiral Dewey Landing at Gibraltar 
Jan 17
Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70 
Jan 17
Matt Snyder, Money 
Jan 21
Jakob Knudsen, Den gamle præst 
Jan 24
Jan Holtrop, De drie vrijgezellen 
Jan 24
Riley Chamberlin, The Evidence of the Film 
Jan 25
Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies 
Jan 29
Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75 
Feb 5
Paul Rubens, composer, dies at 41 
Feb 5
Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860) 
Feb 5
Paul Rubens, A Little of What You Fancy 
Feb 6
Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72 
Feb 9
Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies 
Feb 10
Emile Pessard, composer, dies at 73 
Feb 10
John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (b. 1849) 
Feb 11
Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (b. 1872) 
Feb 13
Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer, dies at 48 
Feb 15
Charles A van Ophuysen, Dutch orientalist, dies at 60 
Feb 16
Octave Mirbeau, French writer (b. 1848) 
Feb 16
Octave Mirbeau, Diary of a Chambermaid 
Feb 17
Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70 
Feb 18
Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies 
Feb 21
Fred Mace, Bangville Police 
Feb 27
Jack Crawford, The Corporal's Daughter 
Mar 6
Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899), dies at 73 
Mar 6
Valdemar Psilander, For aabent Tæppe 
Mar 8
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Dutch count/air pioneer, dies at 78 
Mar 8
Eduardo Pondal, Continental 
Mar 8
Ferdinand von Zeppelin,  
Mar 18
William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies 
Mar 25
Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (b. 1832) 
Mar 29
Fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76 
Mar 31
Anton Seitzberg, How Brother Cook was Taught a Lesson 
Apr 1
Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (The Entertainer), dies at 48 
Apr 1
Scott Joplin, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
Apr 7
Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer, dies at 53 
Apr 9
Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I 
Apr 9
James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863) 
Apr 10
James Welch, The New Clown 
Apr 14
Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof, Polish doc/linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57 
Apr 18
Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), dies at 73 
Apr 18
Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858) 
Apr 20
David Craig Montgomery, Dancing Boxing Match, Montgomery and Stone 
Apr 21
F.C. Burnand, Cox and Box 
Apr 22
Fatty Voss, Fatty's Feature Fillum 
Apr 24
Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies 
Apr 24
Oskar Blumenthal, Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst! 
Apr 26
Dent Gilbert, Castles for Two 
May 1
Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies 
May 3
Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies 
May 7
Albert Ball,  
May 10
Tan Xinpei, Dingjunshan 
May 11
Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer, dies at 66 
May 17
Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak (b. 1829) 
May 18
John Nevil Maskelyne, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession 
May 20
Philipp von Ferrary, Italian philatelist (b. 1850) 
May 20
Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (b. 1887) 
May 21
Harry Fisher Jr., Billy Makes a Bluff 
May 25
Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72 
May 25
Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891) 
May 30
Herbert Dunsey, Lost and Won 
Jun 6
Iacob Moresianu, composer, dies at 59 
Jun 12
Maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63 
Jun 15
Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist (b. 1867) 
Jun 15
Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), (d. 2012) 
Jun 16
Emmanuel Larsen, The Hostage 
Jun 20
James Mason Crafts, US chemist, dies at 78 
Jun 20
Digby Bell, Father and the Boys 
Jun 22
Kristian Zahrtmann, Kristian Zahrtmann 
Jun 27
Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79 
Jul 2
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English actor/director (Hamlet), dies 
Jul 2
William H. Moody, Review of U.S. Marine Band by Sec'y Moody, U.S. Navy 
Jul 2
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Beerbohm Tree, the Great English Actor 
Jul 4
Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84 
Jul 8
Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877) 
Jul 10
Herbert Kelcey, The Sphinx 
Jul 11
William Furst, Joan the Woman 
Jul 12
Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies 
Jul 14
Octave Lapize, French cyclist (b. 1887) 
Jul 16
Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, Ger composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70 
Jul 21
Christopher J Forster, British RAF-pilot/capt, dies in battle 
Jul 21
Arthur Stanford, The Whirl of Life 
Jul 25
Wladyslaw Palinski, Ofiara namietnosci 
Jul 27
Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1841) 
Jul 30
Harrison G. Otis, Gen. Otis with His Troops in the Philippines 
Jul 31
Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies 
Jul 31
Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881) 
Jul 31
Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887) 
Aug 1
Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879) 
Aug 7
Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891) 
Aug 7
Basil Hood, Sweet and Twenty 
Aug 15
Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (b. 1831) 
Aug 17
Hubert Henry Davies, The Girl from 10th Avenue 
Aug 20
JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies 
Aug 30
Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies 
Sep 3
Albin Lavén, Dödskyssen 
Sep 5
Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872) 
Sep 8
Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74 
Sep 11
Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22 
Sep 11
Georges Guynemer,  
Sep 12
Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies 
Sep 20
Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17 
Sep 20
Sabra de Shon, Lure of the West 
Sep 23
Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897) 
Sep 25
Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885) 
Sep 27
Edgar H G Degas, French impressionist artist (ballerina), dies aged 83 
Sep 27
Edgar Degas, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 
Oct 3
Eduardo Di Capua, The Hangover 
Oct 6
Edoardo Scarfoglio, Times Gone By 
Oct 9
Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17), dies at 63 
Oct 11
Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies 
Oct 13
Florence La Badie, American actress 
Oct 13
Florence La Badie, The Evidence of the Film 
Oct 15
Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris 
Oct 15
Mata Hari,  
Oct 17
Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 
Oct 22
Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (b. 1863) 
Oct 22
Bob Fitzsimmons, The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight 
Oct 25
Jack Standing, Hell's Hinges 
Oct 26
Georges Demenÿ, Serpentine Dance: Loïe Fuller 
Oct 27
Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897) 
Oct 28
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (b. 1831) 
Oct 30
Eugene O'Rourke, Within the Law 
Oct 30
Francis Worcester Doughty, A Woman's Eyes 
Oct 31
Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies 
Nov 3
Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846) 
Nov 3
León Bloy, Directo al corazón 
Nov 5
Antal Kazaliczky, Halálos csönd 
Nov 8
Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies during WW I 
Nov 8
Milutin Bojic, Lanci 
Nov 11
Liliuokalani, last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79 
Nov 11
Queen Liliuokalani, The Descendants 
Nov 13
Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Le suicide), dies 
Nov 14
William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20 
Nov 17
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77 
Nov 17
Auguste Rodin, Auguste Rodin 
Nov 17
Kristofer Janson, The Parson's Widow 
Nov 18
Henry Spiekman, social-democratic politician, dies at 43 
Nov 18
Nino Oxilia, Satan's Rhapsody 
Nov 19
Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies 
Nov 22
Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842) 
Dec 4
Fred Storey, Rip Van Winkle 
Dec 4
Walter Hale, The Lightning Conductor 
Dec 7
Leon Minkus, composer, dies at 91 
Dec 7
Léon Minkus, Mao's Last Dancer 
Dec 7
Ludwig Minkus, Center Stage 
Dec 8
Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836) 
Dec 9
Nat M. Wills, Nat Wills as King of Kazam 
Dec 10
Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93 
Dec 17
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician (b. 1836) 
Dec 17
Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler (b. 1878) 
Dec 20
Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882) 
Dec 20
Eric Campbell, The Immigrant 
Dec 22
Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67 
Dec 26
Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71 
Dec 28
Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (b. 1892) 
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