Historical Figures Who Died in 1017

  • Jun 5 Sanjō, 67th Emperor of Japan (1011-16), dies at 42
  • Jul 6 Genshin [Eshin Sōzu], Japanese scholar-monk of the Buddhist Tendai sect (Ōjōyōshū -"Essentials of Birth in the Pure Land"), dies at around 75
  • Oct 6 Wang Dan, Chinese politician in the Song dynasty and grand councilor (1006-17), dies at 59 or 60