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February 19 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 19th:
February 19th - Deaths:
197 – Clodius Albinus - Roman governor of Britain
1133 – Irene Ducaena - wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066)
1553 – Erasmus Reinhold - German astronomer & mathematician (b. 1511)
1589 – Saint Philothei - Orthodox martyr & Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
1605 – Orazio Vecchi - Italian composer (b. 1550)
1602 – Philippe Emmanuel - Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (b. 1558)
1620 – Roemer Visscher - Dutch writer (b. 1547)
1622 – Sir Henry Savile - English educator (b. 1549)
1653 – Luigi de Rossi - Italian composer (b. 1597)
1663 – Adam Adami - German bishop & diplomat (b. 1603)
1670 – King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
1672 – Charles Chauncy - English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
1709 – Tokugawa Tsunayoshi - Japanese shogun (b. 1646)
1716 – Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter - Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
1789 – Nicholas Van Dyke - American lawyer & President of Delaware (b. 1738)
1799 – Jean-Charles de Borda - French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, & sailor (b. 1733)
1806 – Elizabeth Carter - English writer (b. 1717)
1837 – Georg Büchner - German playwright (b. 1813)
1837 – Thomas Burgess - English author, philosopher, Bishop of Saint David's & Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1756)
1887 – Multatuli - Dutch writer (b. 1820)
1897 – Karl Weierstraß - German mathematician (b. 1815)
1916 – Ernst Mach - Austrian-Czech physicist & philosopher (b. 1838)
1927 – Robert Fuchs - Austrian composer (b. 1847)
1936 – Billy Mitchell - American general & military aviation pioneer (b. 1879)
1936 – Charles Harding Firth - British historian (b. 1857)
1942 – Frank Abbandando - American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
1951 – André Gide - French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
1952 – Knut Hamsun - Norwegian author, Nobel laureate (b. 1859)
1957 – Maurice Garin - French cyclist (b. 1871)
1962 – Georgios Papanikolaou - Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)
1968 – Georg Hackenschmidt - Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
1969 – Madge Blake - American actress (b. 1899)
1970 – Christoforos Nezer - Greek actor (b. 1887)
1972 – John Grierson - Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
1972 – Tedd Pierce - American animator (b. 1906)
1973 – Joseph Szigeti - Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
1973 – Kostas Negrepontis - Greek footballer (b. 1897)
1975 – Luigi Dallapiccola - Italian composer (b. 1904)
1977 – Mike González - Cuban baseball player (b. 1890)
1977 – Anthony Crosland - British politician (b. 1918)
1980 – Bon Scott - Australian singer (AC/DC) (b. 1946)
1983 – Alice White - American film actress (b. 1904)
1986 – Adolfo Celi - Italian actor (b. 1922)
1988 – André Frédéric Cournand - French-born physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1992 – Tojo Yamamoto - American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
1994 – Derek Jarman - British film director (b. 1942)
1996 – Antonio Creus - Spanish racecar driver (b. 1924)
1996 – Charles O. Finley - American sports entrepreneur (b. 1918)
1997 – Deng Xiaoping - Chinese Communist leader & revolutionary (b. 1904)
1997 – Leo Rosten - American Yiddish writer & humorist (b. 1908)
1998 – Grandpa Jones - American entertainer (b. 1913)
1999 – Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr - Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated) (b. 1943)
2000 – Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Austrian artist (b. 1928)
2001 – Priscilla Davis - American socialite (b. 1942)
2001 – Stanley Kramer - American director (b. 1913)
2001 – Charles Trenet - French singer (b. 1913)
2003 – Johnny Paycheck - American singer (b. 1938)
2007 – Janet Blair - American actress (b. 1921)
2007 – Celia Franca - founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
2008 – Lydia Shum - Hong Kong comedian & actress (b. 1945)
2008 – Yegor Letov - Russian song writer & singer (b. 1964)
2009 – Kelly Groucutt - Bass guitarist & singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b. 1945)
2009 – Miika Tenkula - Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b. 1974)


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