On This Day

Famous People Born in 1519

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 18 Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
  • Feb 5 René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
  • Feb 15 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, born in Avilés, Spain (d. 1574)
  • Feb 16 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
  • Feb 17 Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)

Person of interestHenry II

Mar 31 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris (d. 1559)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • Apr 13 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, born in Florence (d. 1589)
  • May 27 Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and editor of Greek texts, born in Florence (d. 1594)
  • Jun 6 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician and botanist, born in Arezzo, Italy (d. 1603)
  • Jun 12 Cosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and art patron of Florence, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1574)
  • Jun 24 Theodore Beza, French Reformed Protestant theologian, born in Vezelay, Burgundy, Kingdom of France (d. 1605)
  • Jul 20 Pope Innocent IX [Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591), born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1591)