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

  1. 804 - Alcuin, English monk (b. c. 735)
  2. 988 - Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 909)
  3. 1102 - Stephen, Count of Blois (b. c. 1045)
  4. 1125 - Vladimir Monomakh, Russian prince (b. 1053)
  5. 1296 - Pope Celestine V (b. 1215)
  6. 1319 - Louis d'Évreux, son of Philip III of France (b. 1276)
  7. 1389 - Dmitri Donskoi, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1350)
  8. 1526 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (b. 1464)
  9. 1531 - Jan Laski, Polish statesman and diplomat (b. 1456)
  10. 1536 - Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England
  11. 1601 - Costanzo Porta, Italian composer
  12. 1610 - Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)
  13. 1637 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (b. 1588)
  14. 1715 - Charles Montagu, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1661)
  15. 1786 - John Stanley, English composer (b. 1712)
  16. 1795 - Josiah Bartlett, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1729)
  17. 1795 - James Boswell, Scottish biographer (b. 1740)
  18. 1798 - William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English dueler (b. 1722)
  19. 1821 - Camille Jordan, French politician (b. 1771)
  20. 1825 - Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)
  21. 1864 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (b. 1804)
  22. 1876 - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (b. 1801)
  23. 1885 - Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  24. 1895 - José Martí, Cuban independence leader (b. 1853)
  25. 1898 - William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)
  26. 1904 - Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  27. 1907 - Benjamin Baker, English engineer (b. 1840)
  28. 1912 - Boleslaw Prus, Polish writer (b. 1847)
  29. 1918 - Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
  30. 1935 - T. E. Lawrence, English soldier (b. 1888)
  31. 1943 - Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
  32. 1946 - Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
  33. 1954 - Charles Ives, American composer (b. 1874)
  34. 1958 - Ronald Colman, English actor (b. 1891)
  35. 1965 - Tui Malila, world's oldest tortoise (b. 1773 or 1777)
  36. 1969 - Coleman Hawkins, American musician (b. 1901)
  37. 1971 - Ogden Nash, American poet (b. 1902)
  38. 1983 - Jean Rey, President of the European Commission (b. 1902)
  39. 1984 - John Betjeman, English poet and Poet Laureate (b. 1906)
  40. 1986 - Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
  41. 1987 - James Tiptree, Jr, American author (b. 1915)
  42. 1989 - CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
  43. 1994 - Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, First Lady of the United States (b. 1929)
  44. 1994 - Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (b. 1945)
  45. 1998 - Uno Sosuke, Japanese prime minister (b. 1922)
  46. 2000 - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  47. 2002 - John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)
  48. 2002 - Walter Lord, American writer (b. 1917)
  49. 2004 - Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (b. 1907)
  50. 2005 - Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
  51. 2006 - Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink, oldest Dutch citizen (b. 1895)
  52. 2006 - Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)