Birthdays in History on April 19

  • 1320 Pedro I, King of Portugal (1357-67)
  • 1501 Erasmus Sarcerius, German Lutheran theologian and reformer (d. 1559)
  • 1603 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (d. 1685)
  • 1658 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1716)
  • 1665 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (d. 1721)
  • 1686 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (d. 1750)

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1721 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1793)

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • 1728 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright
  • 1737 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation propagandist
  • 1768 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist
  • 1772 David Ricardo, economist
  • 1787 Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary (d. 1837)
  • 1795 Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg, German zoologist
  • 1798 Heinrich Maria von Hess, historical painter
  • 1801 Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
  • 1814 Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)
  • 1817 John Philip "Spanish John", Scottish painter, born in Aberdeen (d. 1865)
  • 1821 Mortimer Dormer Leggett, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Rudolf Cornely, German bible expert/jesuit
  • 1832 Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
  • 1832 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)
  • 1840 Andrea Bezzola, writer
  • 1850 Edward John Gregory, painter/engraver
  • 1857 Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philosopher
  • 1861 Warden Oncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish farmer/writer
  • 1866 Henri WA Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)
  • 1874 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter
  • 1874 Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
  • 1876 Hendrik W A E, duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin/king of Netherlands
  • 1877 Ole Evinrude, inventor (outboard marine engine)
  • 1879 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)

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1883 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54) and modernizer, born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Empire (d. 1954)

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1883 Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
  • 1889 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1890 Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • 1891 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • 1895 Anton F Pieck, Den Helder, Netherlands, illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel)
  • 1897 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor/art benefactor
  • 1897 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1898 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • 1900 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • 1900 Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Eliot Ness, US Federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • 1905 John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)
  • 1910 Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat
  • 1912 Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • 1912 William Murray, teacher/educationalist
  • 1913 Cyril English, British educator
  • 1914 Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician
  • 1921 Glyn England, CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
  • 1922 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • 1922 Luigi Barbbarito, reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
  • 1928 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
  • 1931 Denis Henry, British high court judge
  • 1931 Hendrick J "Kobie" Coetsee, South Africa minister of Defense/Justice
  • 1931 Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Andrea Mead Lawrence, Rutland Vt, alpine slalom skier (Oly-2 gold-52)
  • 1934 John Roch, high court judge
  • 1936 Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92), (d. 2013)
  • 1939 E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007 ), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • 1941 Michel Roux, chef de cuisine
  • 1942 Bas Jan Ader, Dutch artist (disappeared 1975).
  • 1942 Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur
  • 1944 Mark "Flo" Volman, rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)
  • 1944 James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize
  • 1946 Leon Wessels, South African lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
  • 1946 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
  • 1946 Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
  • 1947 Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1947 Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)
  • 1949 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
  • 1949 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
  • 1951 Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • 1957 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman
  • 1961 Richard Phelps, British pentathelete
  • 1963 Valerie Plame Wilson, former C.I.A. agent
  • 1967 Steven H Silver, American science fiction editor
  • 1968 Craig McNeil, American writer, lawyer, and military officer
  • 1968 Mswati III, King of Swaziland
  • 1978 Amanda Sage, American born visionary artist