Deaths in History on August 19

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14 Augustus Caesar, first Roman Emperor (b. 63 BC)

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
  • 440 Sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies
  • 472 Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies
  • 1186 Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)
  • 1245 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)
  • 1284 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)
  • 1297 Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)
  • 1493 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77
  • 1580 Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71
  • 1601 Michael the Brave, ruler of Turkey, dies
  • 1646 Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian
  • 1650 Abraham de Verwer, painter, buried at about 55
  • 1654 Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, rabbi/author (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies

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1662 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1680 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • 1691 Mustafa Koprulu, Turkish grand vizer, dies in battle
  • 1699 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69
  • 1719 Karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer, dies at 52
  • 1753 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66
  • 1765 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, dies at 42
  • 1819 James Watt, Scottish inventor (b. 1736)

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1822 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • 1838 James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), dies at 75
  • 1856 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French Chemist, dies at 39
  • 1876 George Smith, English Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36
  • 1883 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1887 Alvan Clark, American Astronomer and telescope maker, dies at 83
  • 1888 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
  • 1889 Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60
  • 1895 John Wesley Hardin, American gunfighter (b. 1853)
  • 1896 Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist, dies at 76
  • 1909 Rembt THPLA of Boneval Faure, lawyer/1st-Member of parliament, dies
  • 1914 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)
  • 1923 Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
  • 1931 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), dies at 63
  • 1932 Banharn Silpa-archa, Prime Minister of Thailand (1995-96), born in Suphanburi, Thailand (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
  • 1945 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875)
  • 1947 Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67
  • 1950 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (b. 1871)
  • 1954 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73
  • 1957 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • 1957 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • 1959 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • 1962 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • 1967 Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84
  • 1967 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/Eng historian (Stalin-biography), dies at 60
  • 1967 Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born editor and publisher (b. 1884)
  • 1968 George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904)
  • 1970 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909)
  • 1971 Walther Victor, writer, dies
  • 1974 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • 1986 Jacob A W Burger, chairman (Dutch soc-dem party), dies at 81
  • 1990 Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
  • 1992 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • 1993 Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer/wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90
  • 1994 John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59

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1994 Linus Pauling, Nobel prize scientist (Vitamin C advocate), dies at 93

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1994 Nancy Keene Lancaster, US/British architect (Binnen House), dies at 96
  • 1994 Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky, poet, dies at 64
  • 1994 Walter Bartley, biochemist, dies at 78
  • 1994 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, dies at 70
  • 2000 Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo littérateur and religious figure (birth date unknown)
  • 2001 Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician
  • 2009 Don Hewitt, television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
  • 2011 Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (b. 1932)
  • 2012 Tony Scott, American director, commits suicide at 68
  • 2016 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, dies at 82