Deaths in History on July 19

  • 514 Symmachus, Italian Pope (498-514), dies
  • 931 Uda, Emperor of Japan (b. 867)
  • 1054 Bernold[us] Benno/Bernulphus, bishop of Utrecht (1027-54)/saint, dies
  • 1234 Floris IV, Count of Holland, killed in tournament
  • 1346 Dirk IV, mister of Valkenburg (1332-46), dies in battle
  • 1374 Francesco Petrarca, [Petracco], Italian mountaineer/poet, dies at 69
  • 1415 Philippa of Lancaster, wife of John I of Portugal (plague) (b. 1359)
  • 1534 Willem van Enkenvoirt, cardinal/bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 70
  • 1543 Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII of England
  • 1545 George Carew, English admiral, drowns
  • 1545 Roger Grenville, English captain of Mary Rose, drowns
  • 1627 Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen, poet/printer/vicar, dies at about 41
  • 1631 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (b. 1550)
  • 1687 Laura Martinozzi, Duchess of Modena (b. 1637)
  • 1688 Cornelis van Aerssen, governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • 1740 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname), dies at 71
  • 1742 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • 1742 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)
  • 1810 Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III, dies at 34
  • 1814 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40

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1824 Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1850 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • 1850 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary, dies
  • 1852 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • 1857 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)
  • 1868 Soji Okita, Japanese samurai, 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1842 or 1844)
  • 1873 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • 1881 Isaac Baumann, Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, dies at 67
  • 1895 Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • 1895 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67
  • 1896 Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)
  • 1906 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
  • 1907 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • 1913 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia for one day in 1882, dies at 60
  • 1914 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • 1918 Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
  • 1922 Cornelis A Pekelharing, Dutch histologist, dies on 74th birthday
  • 1930 Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85
  • 1939 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (b. 1850)
  • 1940 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
  • 1944 Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • 1944 Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87
  • 1947 Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • 1947 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • 1955 Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch soc-democrat (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), dies at 64
  • 1957 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • 1958 Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32

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1965 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne, in Ted Kennedy's car, drowns at 28
  • 1969 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • 1972 Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (b. 1884)

  • 1973 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • 1976 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70

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1977 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1984 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
  • 1985 Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
  • 1989 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • 1992 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • 1992 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • 1993 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Shop on Main Street), dies at 83
  • 1994 Christian-Jaque, [Christian Maudet], French director (Nana), dies
  • 1994 Frederik "Frits" van der More, archaeologist/art historian, dies at 87
  • 1994 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
  • 1994 Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
  • 1994 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive, dies at 37
  • 1995 Michael Andrews, painter, dies at 66
  • 1995 Yusef Bedri, educationist, dies at 82
  • 1996 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician, dies at 73
  • 1996 Lawrence Martin Jenco, priest, dies at 61
  • 1996 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79
  • 1996 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • 2002 Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1908)
  • 2004 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)
  • 2005 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • 2005 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2005 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • 2007 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • 2007 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2008 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (b. 1907)
  • 2009 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • 2012 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 2014 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • 2014 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • 2016 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93