Died On April 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 19. The list includes people like Charles Darwin, Benjamin Disraeli, Konrad Adenauer, Daphne du Maurier, Pierre Curie. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, actors and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Charles Darwin
(Naturalist known for His Contributions to Evolutionary Biology)
Charles Darwin
86
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Mount House, Shrewsbury, England
Died: 1882

Widely regarded as one of the most influential personalities in the history of mankind, Charles Darwin was an English biologist, naturalist, and geologist. He is credited with publishing the Theory of Evolution, which explains the evolution of life from a unicellular organism to human beings. A prolific writer, Charles Darwin also wrote important books on plants and barnacles.

 2 
Lord Byron
(One of the Greatest English Poets of the 19th Century and a Leading Figure of the Romantic Movement)
Lord Byron
45
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1824

Widely considered one of the greatest British poets of all time, Lord Byron remains influential as his works are widely read even today. He was also one of the most important personalities of the Romantic Movement. He is also known for his role in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero.

 3 
Levon Helm
(American Musician and Actor Who Achieved Fame as the Drummer)
Levon Helm
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elaine, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Pierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Pierre Curie
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1906

A pioneer in crystallography, radioactivity, piezoelectricity, and magnetism, Pierre Curie was a French physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Henri Becquerel and Marie Curie. Despite being an atheist, Pierre Curie was fascinated by spiritualism as he believed that spiritual questions deal with physics. 

 5 
Daphne du Maurier
(English Novelist, Biographer and Playwright)
Daphne du Maurier
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1989

Daphne du Maurier was an English playwright and author. Many of her works, which have been praised for narrative craft, have been adapted into films, including three of Alfred Hitchcock's movies. Such was her popularity that she was selected along with four other Women of Achievement to be featured on a set of British stamps, which were issued in 1996.

 6 
Benjamin Disraeli
(British Prime Minister)
Benjamin Disraeli
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London
Died: 1881

Benjamin Disraeli was a British politician who served two terms as prime minister of the UK. Disraeli is credited with playing a key role in the formation of the modern Conservative Party. Apart from being an influential politician, Benjamin Disraeli was also a prolific novelist; he wrote and published works of fiction even while serving as the prime minister.

 7 
Jim Corbett
(Hunter, Naturalist)
Jim Corbett
9
Birthdate: July 25, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Died: 1955
 8 
Robert II of Scotland
(King of Scots)
Robert II of Scotland
3
Birthdate: March 2, 1316
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: 1390

Robert II of Scotland had been an heir presumptive for over 5 decades before he finally became the king of Scotland in 1371. He was a grandson of the legendary Robert the Bruce, through his mother, Marjorie. The first Stewart monarch, he had minimal impact on his kingdom’s administration.

 9 
Konrad Adenauer
(Former Chancellor of Germany)
Konrad Adenauer
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne
Died: 1967

German politician, Konrad Adenauer, served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963. He was also the co-founder and the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He played a key role in leading his country from the ruins of World War II to becoming a  prosperous nation.

 10 
Benjamin Rush
(Founding Father of the United States)
Benjamin Rush
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Byberry, Philadelphia, United States
Died: 1813
 11 
Octavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)
Octavio Paz
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1998
Born into a family of intellectuals, Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz had been introduced to literature through his grandfather’s library. Apart from poetry, he had also written essays on art, politics, and culture. As a Mexican diplomat, he had been to countries such as India and France.
 12 
Percy Lavon Julian
(One of the First African Americans to Receive a Doctorate in Chemistry)
Percy Lavon Julian
7
Birthdate: April 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: 1975

Percy Lavon Julian was an American chemist whose work paved the way for the production of birth control pills and corticosteroids. Julian went on to start his own company which helped reduce the price of steroid intermediates. In 1973, Percy Lavon Julian was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and became the first African-American to receive this honor.

 13 
Christina, Queen of Sweden
(Queen)
Christina, Queen of Sweden
5
Birthdate: December 18, 1626
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tre Kronor
Died: 1689
 14 
Charles Sanders Peirce
(American Philosopher, Mathematician, Logician, and Scientist)
Charles Sanders Peirce
0
Birthdate: September 10, 1839
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1914

Charles Sanders Peirce was an American philosopher, mathematician, logician, and scientist. He is best remembered for his immense contributions to logic. Philosopher Paul Weiss called him America's greatest logician. Charles Sanders Peirce is also regarded by some as the father of pragmatism.

 15 
Elisabeth Sladen
(Actress)
Elisabeth Sladen
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK
Died: 2011
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Ruth Hussey
(Actress)
Ruth Hussey
1
Birthdate: October 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: 2005
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Jean-Pierre Cassel
(Actor)
Jean-Pierre Cassel
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2007
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Serge Nubret
(Former bodybuilder who became the first person ever to win six world titles with four separate federations)
Serge Nubret
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anse-Bertrand, Guadeloupe
Died: 2011
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Norris McWhirter
(Writer)
Norris McWhirter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
Died: 2004
 20 
Canaletto
(Italian Topographical Painter, Landscape Artist and Printmaker Known for Using the Etching Technique)
Canaletto
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1697
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1768

Canaletto was an Italian painter who achieved popularity in England as his works were largely appreciated by King George III. Regarded as one of the most prominent representatives of the 18th-century Venetian school, Canaletto was also renowned for his skills as a printmaker.

 21 
Maxwell D. Taylor
(Military officer)
Maxwell D. Taylor
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States
Died: 1987
 22 
Kane Tanaka
(Second-Oldest Verified Person Ever)
Kane Tanaka
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: 2022
 23 
Paolo Veronese
(Italian Painter Who Became Famous for His Extremely Large Paintings of Mythology and Religion)
Paolo Veronese
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Birthdate: 1528 AD
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: 1588

Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter best remembered for his extremely large history paintings of mythology and religion, such as The Feast in the House of Levi and The Wedding at Cana. The leading Venetian painter of ceilings during his time, Paolo Veronese has always been appreciated for the splendor of his brushwork and the chromatic brilliance of his palette.

 24 
Greg Ham
(Musician)
Greg Ham
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 2012
 25 
Pope Leo IX
(Head of the Catholic Church and Ruler of the Papal States from 1049 to 1054)
Pope Leo IX
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1002
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eguisheim, France
Died: 1054

Pope Leo IX went down in history as one of the most significant popes, due to his role in the Great East-West Schism of 1054, which separated the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. His idea of reforming the church including the removal of evils such as clerical marriage.

 26 
Milt Pappas
(Baseball Player)
Milt Pappas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2016
 27 
Javier Solís
(Mexican Singer and Actor)
Javier Solís
3
Birthdate: September 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacubaya, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Edwin Valero
(Venezuelan Professional Boxer)
Edwin Valero
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mérida, Venezuela
Died: 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 29 
Albert Scott Crossfield
(Naval officer)
Albert Scott Crossfield
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Grete Waitz
(Norwegian Marathon Runner and Former World Record Holder)
Grete Waitz
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 2011

Grete Waitz was a Norwegian marathon runner who became the first female runner to complete a marathon in less than two and a half hours in 1979. A former world record holder, Waitz won a record nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988. Grete Waitz is also remembered for winning the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.  

 31 
Ronit Elkabetz
(Israeli Actress, Screenwriter and Film Director)
Ronit Elkabetz
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beersheba, Israel
Died: 2016

Ronit Elkabetz was an Israeli actress, film director, and screenwriter. A critically acclaimed actress and director, Elkabetz received several prestigious awards during her lifetime. She received three Ophir Awards as well as the Cannes Film Festival's France Culture Award. In 2010, she received a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to Israeli cinema from the Israeli Film Academy.

 32 
Peter Beard
(Former Photographer, diarist whose photographs of Africa, African animals and the journals that often integrated his photographs, have been widely shown and published since the 1960s)
Peter Beard
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2020
 33 
Doc Blanchard
(American football player)
Doc Blanchard
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McColl, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2009
 34 
John Maynard Smith
(Mathematician, Evolutionary Biologist, Geneticist and One of the Founding Members of the 'University of Sussex')
John Maynard Smith
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2004

One of the most influential evolutionary biologists of his generation, John Maynard Smith was originally aeronautical engineer. Later, he took a second degree in genetics and did extensive research on subjects like population genetics and evolution of sex. Known for formalizing the central concept in evolutionary game theory, he introduced the evolutionarily stable strategy, impacting a wide variety of studies.  

 35 
Hans Kelsen
(Austrian Jurist and Philosopher Who Formulated a Kind of Positivism Known as the 'Pure Theory' of Law)
Hans Kelsen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1973

Hans Kelsen was an Austria-born jurist, legal philosopher and writer on international law, known especially for his Pure Theory of Law and his defense of democracy. Author of the 1920 Austrian Constitution, he left his homeland in 1930 due to rising totalitarianism. He went to the USA, where he taught at well-known universities, concurrently producing important works like Principles of International Law.

 36 
Cholly Atkins
(Dancer)
Cholly Atkins
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pratt City, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: 2003
 37 
Flora Carabella
(Actress)
Flora Carabella
0
Birthdate: February 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Died: 1999
 38 
Walter Mondale
(42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981))
Walter Mondale
32
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ceylon, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2021

The 42nd vice president of the US, Walter Mondale is a lawyer by profession. Walter Mondale's interesting political career and his involvement in the infamous Apollo 1 accident, which occurred on 27 January 1967, have inspired several works of art, including the 1998 miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, where Mondale was played by John Slattery.

 39 
Willy van der Kuijlen
(Football player)
Willy van der Kuijlen
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helmond, Netherlands
Died: 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
François Jacob
(Biologist)
François Jacob
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: 2013

Nobel Prize-winning French biologist François Jacob is remembered for his discovery of operons, or regulator genes, with Jacques Monod. He had also been part of the French army during World War II. Though initially interested in physics and math, he later took up medicine to avoid a strict regime.

 41 
Reginald Rose
(Screenwriter)
Reginald Rose
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 2002
 42 
Owen Jones
(architect)
Owen Jones
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1874
 43 
Saint Aelfheah
(Saint)
Saint Aelfheah
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0954 AD
Birthplace: Upper Weston, Bath, United Kingdom
Died: 1012
 44 
Tilahun Gessesse
(Singer)
Tilahun Gessesse
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Died: 2009
 45 
Lionel Crabb
(Lieutenant Commander who vanished during a reconnaissance mission for MI6 around a Soviet cruiser berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1956)
Lionel Crabb
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1956
 46 
George P. Cosmatos
(Former Film director and writer, known for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Leviathan (1989) and Cobra (1986))
George P. Cosmatos
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 2005
 47 
Charles Birger
(Gangster, Soldier)
Charles Birger
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 5, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adygea, Russia
Died: 1928
 48 
Eldon Hoke
(Singer)
Eldon Hoke
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: 1997
 49 
Alexandre Falguiere
(Sculptor)
Alexandre Falguiere
0
Birthdate: September 7, 1831
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: 1900
 50 
Miklos Laszlo
(Playwright)
Miklos Laszlo
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1973