Deaths in History on July 19

  • 514 Symmachus, Italian Pope (498-514), dies
  • 931 Uda, 59th Emperor of Japan (887-897), dies at 64
  • 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, Queen of Portugal as wife of King John I (1387-1415), dies of the plague at 55
  • 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, Dutch governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • 1740 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname, Algeria), 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

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide (1783-1824)

Mexican army general, politician and 1st emperor of Mexico, executed by firing squad at 40

  • 1850 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • 1850 Margaret Fuller [Ossoli], American feminist, activist and journalist (Women in the Nineteenth Century), dies in a shipwreck at 40
  • 1852 Anne François 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
  • 1882 Ivan Gagarin, Russian Jesuit and founding editor of Études, dies at 67
  • 1888 Yamaoka Tesshū, Japanese swordsman and master of kendo, dies at 52
  • 1893 James T. Holtzclaw, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • 1895 Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • 1895 Henri Ernest 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, dies at 57
  • 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 Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, dies on 74th birthday
  • 1930 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1884-87), dies at 85
  • 1939 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, dies at 89
  • 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

Aung SanAung San (1915-1947)

Burmese general and nationalist politician, assassinated by armed paramilitaries along with 6 members of his cabinet at 32

  • 1947 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • 1949 Frank Murphy, American politician and 56th United States Attorney General, dies at 59
  • 1953 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 52
  • 1955 Koos [Jacobus Jan] Vorrink, Dutch politician and socialist (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), dies at 64
  • 1957 Curzio Malaparte [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • 1958 Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), dies at 32

Syngman RheeSyngman Rhee (1875-1965)

1st President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

  • 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, drowns at 28
  • 1969 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • 1972 Hezekiah M. Washburn, American Presbyterian Congo missionary, dies at 88
  • 1972 Sally Benson, American writer (Meet Me In St. Louis), dies at 74
  • 1973 Vasily Dmitriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • 1976 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70

Noel WienNoel Wien (1899-1977)

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

  • 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
  • 1986 Alfredo Binda, Italian road cyclist (first to win Giro d'Italia x 5; World Road Race C'ship 1927, 30, 32), dies at 83
  • 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 film director (The Shop on Main Street), dies at 83
  • 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, British painter, dies at 66
  • 1996 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), dies at 73
  • 1996 Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest who was held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, dies at 61
  • 1996 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, wildlife conservationist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79
  • 1996 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • 2003 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Pierre Graber, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1970–1978), dies at 94
  • 2004 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • 2005 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2005 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • 2007 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2007 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (b. 1907)
  • 2009 Frank McCourt, Irish-American Pulitzer Prize winning author (Angela's Ashes), and teacher, dies of cancer at 78
  • 2010 David Warren, Australian scientist and inventor (Flight Data Recorder; Cockpit Voice Recorder - "the black box"), dies at 85
  • 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
  • 2015 Sybren Polet [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer and poet (Mannekino), dies at 91
  • 2016 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • 2019 César Pelli, Argentine American architect (Petronas Towers), dies at 92
  • 2021 Jenny Lynn, American bodybuilder (IFBB Figure Olympia 2006, 07; Figure International 2003, 04, 05), dies from a seizure at 49
  • 2021 Layne Flack, American poker player (6 x World Series of Poker bracelets), dies at 52