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Notable Deaths on November 17th

1796Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

1990Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

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

594St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55

November 17th Deaths
Date Event
375
Valentinian I "The Great", Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (336-75), dies at 54 
474
Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies 
594
St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55 
641
Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593) 
680
Hilda of Whitby (b. 614) 
885
Queen Liutgard 
1093
Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies 
1231
Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207) 
1302
St. Gertrude the Great (b. 1256) 
1326
Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285) 
1494
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463) 
1512
Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered 
1558
Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58 
1562
Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518) 
1592
John III of Sweden (b. 1537) 
1600
Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542) 
1608
Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22 
1632
Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594) 
1643
Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602) 
1648
Thomas Ford, composer, dies 
1665
John Earle, English bishop 
1668
Joseph Alleine, English preacher (b. 1634) 
1690
Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610) 
1713
Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653) 
1720
Calico Jack, English pirate (b. 1682) 
1747
Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79 
1768
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of Newcastle, dies at 75 
1770
Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38 
1776
James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710) 
1780
Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720) 
1794
Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738) 
1796
Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67 
1796
Catherine II, The Scarlet Empress 
1808
David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (b. 1721) 
1818
Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies 
1826
Louise Reichardt, composer, dies at 47 
1848
Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies 
1849
Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794) 
1856
William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77 
1858
Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771) 
1862
Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63 
1865
James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813) 
1875
Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies 
1893
Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36 
1897
George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820) 
1902
Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847) 
1905
Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88 
1905
Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies 
1905
Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817) 
1917
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77 
1917
Auguste Rodin, Auguste Rodin 
1917
Kristofer Janson, The Parson's Widow 
1918
Wayland Trask, Fatty and Mabel Adrift 
1920
Mario Caserini, The Last Days of Pompeii 
1921
John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies 
1921
Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist 
1922
Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847) 
1922
Burton Green, Wanted for Murder 
1923
Eduard Bornhöhe, Viimne reliikvia 
1926
Carl Ethan Akeley, American Naturalist(developed taxidermic process for museums), dies at 62) 
1927
Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44 
1928
Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865) 
1929
A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies 
1929
Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69 
1931
Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50 
1931
John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64 
1932
Evelyn Preer, Within Our Gates 
1934
Joachim Ringelnatz, Sea Dog's Devotion 
1934
August Wehmer, Enken 
1935
Ballard MacDonald, Hoosiers 
1936
Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861) 
1936
Marie Walcamp, Where Are My Children? 
1936
John Bowers, The Ace of Hearts 
1936
Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink 
1936
Alexander Ikonnikov, Into Her Kingdom 
1937
Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies 
1937
Koichi Kishi, Im Frühling - Ein Film von japanischen Frühlingsfesten 
1938
Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864) 
1939
Samuel E. Hines, Across the Pacific 
1940
Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882) 
1940
Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879) 
1940
Sylvia Ashton, Greed 
1940
Eric Gill, St Paul 
1941
Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide 
1941
Robert Schmidt, De blaa drenge 
1941
Ernst Udet, White Hell of Pitz Palu 
1942
Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879) 
1943
Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74 
1943
Vitomir Bogic, Karadjordje 
1944
A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies 
1944
Weyler Hildebrand, Goransson's Boy 
1945
Béla Venczel, Fiú vagy lány? 
1945
Großherzog Friedrich Franz IV von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Kong Christian IX modtager storhertug Friedrich-Franz 
1946
Vilho Auvinen, Sysmäläinen 
1946
Magna Redøhl, Copenhagen by Night 
1947
Ricarda Huch, writer, dies at 83 
1947
Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890) 
1947
Ricarda Huch, The Guardian Angel 
1948
George H. Scheibe, Dangers of a Bride 
1948
William Bridgehouse, The Man in the Iron Mask 
1949
Alice Lloyd, Regal Cavalcade 
1951
G.H. Clutsam, April Blossoms 
1952
Charles Penrose, The Derelict 
1954
Josef Mischel, Prison Ship 
1955
James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64 
1955
Eduardo de Castro, Forbidden Women 
1955
Helmuth Weidling, The Fall of Berlin 
1955
James P. Johnson, The Great Gatsby 
1957
Vivian Rich, A World of Folly 
1957
Cora Witherspoon, The Bank Dick 
1958
Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913) 
1958
Otto Stoeckel, Die Hasenpforte 
1959
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72 
1959
Irene Seidner, All Through the Night 
1959
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Fifty Shades of Grey 
1961
Benny Kauff, The Baseball Revue of 1917 
1962
Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami 
1968
Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86 
1968
Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911) 
1970
Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69 
1971
Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83 
1971
Jackie Cooper, actor (People's Choice), dies at 49 
1971
Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75 
1973
The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878) 
1974
Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87 
1975
Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70 
1975
Harvey Karels, An American in Paris 
1976
Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60 
1977
Karl Berbuer, Narren nach Noten 
1978
Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75 
1978
James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80 
1978
Marguerite Foss, The Good-for-Nothing Brat 
1978
Marguerite Neitz, Call of the Mate 
1979
John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery 
1979
Don Post, Dune 
1979
Immanuel Velikovsky, The Theories of Immanuel Velikovsky 
1979
Fritz Meissner, Under Western Stars 
1979
Anders Ek, The Seventh Seal 
1979
John Glascock, Jethro Tull 
1980
Paul J. Smith, Woody Woodpecker and His Friends 
1981
Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65 
1981
André Daven, The Grand Maneuver 
1982
Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69 
1982
Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer, legally declared dead 
1982
Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77 
1982
Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC 
1982
Bill Baldwin, Rocky 
1982
Ruth Donnelly, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1983
Helen Dickson, Ricky Loses His Voice 
1984
Maury Nemoy, Butterflies Are Free 
1984
Jochen Huth, Die Ratten 
1984
Matthias Walden, Pfarrer Schwaegermann 
1984
Jüri Müür, Inimesed sõdurisinelis 
1984
Roger Heldfond, Hogan's Hofbrau 
1985
Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81 
1985
Jimmy Ritz, The Gorilla 
1985
Lon Nol,  
1985
Kay Gordon, Happy Days 
1985
Armand Delmar, Julie 
1986
Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71 
1986
Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered 
1986
Roger Ikor, Les eaux mêlées 
1986
Ladislava Kozderková, O nosate carodejnici 
1986
Vladimir Kenigson, The Canterville Ghost 
1987
Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81 
1987
Paul Derringer,  
1987
Per Arne Qvarsebo, Tre glada tokar 
1987
Arthur C. Pierce, The Astral Factor 
1988
Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84 
1988
Grace Davies, Flying Down to Rio 
1988
Sheilah Graham, Episode dated 25 March 1955 
1989
Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies 
1989
Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73 
1989
Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960) 
1989
Mark Murray-Mazwi, Hairspray 
1989
Argalia Tommy Thompson, The Tap Dancer 
1989
Billy Lee, The Biscuit Eater 
1990
Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915) 
1990
Marian Beeler, Up in Smoke 
1990
Marlene Kinghorn, Calling All Kids 
1990
Llew Gardner, State of Emergency 
1990
Jack Finch, Stoned 
1991
John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80 
1991
Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33 
1991
Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55 
1991
Rose Lehman, Life with Father 
1991
Paul Reid Roman, Della, Della, Della 
1991
Leonid Obolensky, The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks 
1991
Smead Jolley, Alibi Ike 
1991
Nancee Kelly, When You Wish Upon a Car 
1991
Karl-Heinz Gerdesmann, Was soll werden, Harry? 
1992
Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies 
1992
Todd Armstrong, Jason and the Argonauts 
1992
Audre Lorde, Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 
1992
Eric Gurney, Make Mine Music 
1992
Roger Bontemps, L'escalade 
1993
Jthm de Vreeze, Dutch MP (KVP, 1956..77), dies at 80 
1993
Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926) 
1993
Nikolay Khlibko, There Was an Old Couple 
1993
Pavle Bogdanovic, Glembajevi 
1993
Anne Lund-Christiansen, Summer in Tyrol 
1993
Teddy Powell, The Bank Job 
1994
G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82 
1995
Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50 
1995
Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66 
1995
John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88 
1995
Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87 
1995
Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60 
1995
Billy Taft, Evolution of the Dance 
1995
Jean-Pierre Rivière, Coïncidences 
1995
Hans Krendelsberger, Das Interview 
1995
Charles Gordone, Angel Heart 
1995
Jack Colconda, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 
1996
Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45 
1996
Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54 
1996
Sherman G. Lloyd, Neighbors 
1996
Kurt von Ruffin, Die Geige lockt 
1996
B.A. Mertz, Die Aufgabe des Dr. med. Graefe 
1997
Gar Stephen, Edward Scissorhands 
1997
Wilfred Josephs, The Prisoner 
1997
Gert Günther Hoffmann, Strongman Ferdinand 
1997
Peter James, The Parent Trap 
1997
Olga Kusenko, Sumka, polnaya serdets 
1998
Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920) 
1998
Dick O'Neill, The Jerk 
1998
Jon Gregory, Shock Corridor 
1998
Jakub Zaklukiewicz, Solnechnye dni 
1998
Kenneth McDuff, Kenneth McDuff: The Broomstick Killer 
1998
Jaroslav Heyduk, Gagman 
1998
Ike Carpenter, Holiday Rhythm 
1998
Enrique Martinez, The Turning Point 
1998
Esther Rolle, Driving Miss Daisy 
1998
Weeb Ewbank, Super Bowl III 
1999
Faubion Bowers, Shodo: The Path of Writing 
1999
Aleksandr Zhukovskiy, Hedgehog in the Fog 
1999
Enrique Urquijo, Chaotic Ana 
2000
Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904) 
2000
Javier Colinas León, Reevolution 
2000
Nils Bäckström, Den ödesdigra klockan 
2001
Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948) 
2001
Michael Karoli, Inherent Vice 
2001
Vadim Vilskiy, Fotograf 
2001
Jerry Jerome, Our Nixon 
2001
Jerry Jerome, Charlie Chan's Courage 
2001
Bernie Fenton, The Marked One 
2001
Regina Waldon, The Fog 
2001
Lendon Smith, My Mom's Having a Baby 
2002
Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915) 
2002
Marvin Mirisch, Dracula 
2002
Akshaya Mohanty, Jajabar 
2002
Ryszard Szczycinski, Toccata 
2002
Abba Eban, Heritage: Civilization and the Jews 
2003
Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946) 
2003
Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928) 
2003
Lala Lloyd, Fiend Without a Face 
2003
Peter Lindroos, Macbeth 
2003
Göran Palmborg, Livsfarlig film 
2003
Zofia Rysiówna, Reverted 
2003
Shuntarô Emi, The Ghost of Yotsuya 
2003
Claude Trenier, Calypso Heat Wave 
2003
Claude Nicot, Le coeur sous le paillasson 
2003
Janis Wilson, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 
2003
Don Gibson, The Departed 
2003
Brandy Bryan, The Angry Red Planet 
2004
Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970) 
2004
Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941) 
2004
Sam Billison, The Code Talkers: A Secret Code of Honor 
2004
Anthony Magro, Fast Times at Ridgemont High 
2005
Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942) 
2005
Joyce Wren, Rumpelstiltskin 
2005
Arcadio Baquero, Julieta engaña a Romeo 
2005
Elaine Grollman, The Purple Rose of Cairo 
2005
Charles Gagnon, La liberté en colère 
2005
Francisco Canet, Viridiana 
2005
Maurice Zimm, Creature from the Black Lagoon 
2005
Doug Taylor, The Birdcage 
2005
Glenn Robards, Marathon Man 
2005
Marek Perepeczko, Smrt stoparek 
2006
Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929) 
2006
Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (b. 1924) 
2006
Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928) 
2006
Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (b. 1927) 
2006
Ruth Brown, Hairspray 
2006
Steve Benbow, The Runaway: Part 2 
2006
Egon Karter, Het mysterie van de Mondscheinsonate 
2006
Karl Ehder, Pila pyykkisoikosta 
2006
Ferenc Puskás, Aranycsapat 
2006
Bo Schembechler, The Program 
2007
Hy Lit, The In Crowd 
2007
Valeriy Ugarov, Khalif-aist 
2008
Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915) 
2008
George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison 
2008
Jerzy Ernz, Czerwone i zlote 
2008
Esko Raento, Tie 
2008
Irving Brecher, Meet Me in St. Louis 
2008
Donald McKay, Dark Force Renegade Vigilante Siege V: Code Name - Delta Lollipop 
2008
Ennio De Concini, Divorce Italian Style 
2008
Frank E. Stranges, The Dalotek Affair 
2008
Michael McGowan, The Last of the Mohicans 
2008
Guy Peellaert, Der Pott 
2008
Glenn Reeves,  
2008
Pete Newell, Best College Basketball Players 
2008
John Napier, Search for Tomorrow 
2009
Muriel Kearney, The Little Red Schoolhouse 
2009
Sheldon E. Blosser, Bathroom 
2009
Nikolay Olyalin, Day Watch 
2009
Josine van Dalsum, The Lift 
2009
Lois Zetter, Blow Out 
2009
Aserbaydzhan Mambetov, Gontsy speshat 
2010
Jim Hastie, Margaret Morris Movement 
2010
Lev Kruglyj, Tainstvennaya stena 
2010
Veronica Twidle, Purely Belter 
2010
Harry Whitaker, Jackie Brown 
2010
Fulvio Fo, Colossus and the Amazon Queen 
2010
Isabelle Caro, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 
2011
Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961) 
2011
Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929) 
2011
Richard Kuh, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth 
2011
Pierre Dumayet, Other People's Money 
2011
Jack Elinson, A Place to Die 
2011
Marion Holmes DeFore, Don DeFore 
2011
Mark Hall, The BFG 
2011
John Paxton, Spider-Man 
2012
Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88 
2012
Margaret Yorke, Kiss of a Killer 
2012
Khorshed Alam, Der H&M-Check 
2012
Lynn Fields, A Passing of Torches 
2012
Carl-Lennart Fröbergh, The Jönsson Gang Gets Gold Fever 
2012
Katherine Kath, Moulin Rouge 
2012
Guy Thielen, Business as Usual 
2013
Doris Lessing, Iranian-British novelist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94 
2013
Doris Lessing, Adore 
2013
John Bella, Home Run Showdown 
2013
Syd Field, Spree 
2013
Jirí Bednár, Riders in the Sky 
2013
Erwin Jöris, Zwischen Hitler und Stalin 
2013
Frank Chamberlin, Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys 
2014
Emir Omar Chabán, Luca vive 
2014
Victor Elmaleh, Orchestra of Exiles 
2014
Willy Burgdorfer, Under Our Skin 
2014
Ray Sadecki, Game 7 
2014
Dan Webster, Blue Balloons 
2014
Fred Personne, Welcome to the Sticks 
2014
Rokurô Naya, Street Fighter II: V 
2014
Patrick Suppes, Final Episode 
2014
Eileen McCarthy, Alright on the Night 
2014
Alice Finch Lee, Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 
2014
Jimmy Ruffin, Breakfast on Pluto 
2015
Ashok Singhal, controversial VHP leader, dies at 89 
2015
Jonah Lomu dead at 40, All Blacks rugby legend 
2015
Ashok Singhal, controversial VHP leader, dies at 89 
2017
Feared Sicilian mafia boss 'Toto' Riina dies in prison, aged 87 
2017
Muhammad Ali's 'Fight Doctor' Ferdie Pacheco dies aged 89 
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