On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1519

  • Jan 18 Isabella Jagiełło, Queen consort and regent of Hungary, born in Kraków, Poland (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

Person of interestCatherine de' Medici

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)

Queen Consort and Regent of France Catherine de' Medici
Queen Consort and Regent of France
Catherine de' Medici
  • 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)