The following is a list of notable world figures who died on January 19.

  1. 639 - Dagobert I, King of the Franks
  2. 1526 - Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
  3. 1576 - Hans Sachs, German Meistersinger (b. 1494)
  4. 1661 - Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed)
  5. 1729 - William Congreve, English playwright (b. 1670)
  6. 1757 - Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
  7. 1766 - Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born French architect and painter (b. 1695)
  8. 1785 - Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  9. 1833 - Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
  10. 1847 - Charles Bent, New Mexico pioneer (assassinated)
  11. 1851 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)
  12. 1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  13. 1869 - Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)
  14. 1874 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (b. 1798)
  15. 1878 - Henri Victor Regnault French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
  16. 1905 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  17. 1929 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  18. 1939 - Cliff Heathcote, baseball player (b. 1898)
  19. 1948 - Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  20. 1954 - Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)
  21. 1964 - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  22. 1968 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  23. 1969 - Jan Palach, Czech student and political activist (suicide) (b. 1948)
  24. 1971 - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  25. 1972 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  26. 1973 - Max Adrian, Northern Irish actor (b. 1903)
  27. 1975 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter (b. 1889)
  28. 1980 - William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1898)
  29. 1982 - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  30. 1983 - Ham the Chimp, Monkey astronaut
  31. 1990 - Rajneesh, Indian religious leader (b. 1931)
  32. 1990 - Herbert Wehner, German politician (b. 1906)
  33. 1991 - John Russell, American actor (b. 1921)
  34. 1996 - Don Simpson, American film producer (b. 1943)
  35. 1997 - James Dickey, American writer (b. 1923)
  36. 1998 - Carl Perkins, American guitarist (b. 1932)
  37. 2000 - Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
  38. 2000 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)
  39. 2001 - Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  40. 2003 - Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
  41. 2004 - Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  42. 2004 - David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  43. 2005 - Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
  44. 2005 - K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
  45. 2006 - Wilson Pickett, Soul singer (b. 1941)
  46. 2006 - Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)