Died on February 19

197 Clodius Albinus a Roman usurper proclaimed emperor by the legions in Britain and Hispania after the murder of Pertinax in 193 , and who proclaimed himself emperor again in 196, before his final defeat the following year.
1138 Irene Doukaina the wife of the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos, and the mother of the emperor John II Komnenos and of the historian Anna Komnene.
1260 Boniface of Brussels 19 February. His relics are at the Kapellekerk and at La Cambre Abbey. He is also known as Boniface of Lausanne
1300 Munio of Zamora a Spanish Dominican friar who became the seventh Master General of the Dominican Order in 1285, and later a bishop.
1309 Bogislaw IV Duke of Pomerania Duke of Pomerania for thirty years.
1376 Jan II of Oświęcim a Duke of Oświęcim since 1372 until his death.
1414 Thomas Arundel Archbishop of Canterbury in 1397 and from 1399 until his death, an outspoken opponent of the Lollards.
1445 Eleanor of Aragon Queen of Portugal queen consort of Portugal as the spouse of Edward I of Portugal and the regent of Portugal as the guardian of her son. She was the daughter of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque
1553 Erasmus Reinhold a German astronomer and mathematician, considered to be the most influential astronomical pedagogue of his generation. He was born and died in Saalfeld, Saxony
1596 Blaise de Vigenère a French diplomat, cryptographer, translator and alchemist.
1602 Philippe Emmanuel Duke of Mercœur a French soldier and prominent member of the Catholic League.
1605 Orazio Vecchi an Italian composer of the late Renaissance. He is most famous for his madrigal comedies, particularly L'Amfiparnaso
1620 Roemer Visscher a successful Dutch merchant and writer of the Dutch Golden Age.
1622 Henry Savile (Bible translator) an English scholar, Warden of Merton College, Oxford, and Provost of Eton. He was a Member of the Parliament of England for Bossiney in 1589 and Dunwich in 1593
1622 Frans Pourbus the Younger a Flemish painter, son of Frans Pourbus the Elder and grandson of Pieter Pourbus. He was born in Antwerp and died in Paris. He is also referred to as "Frans II"
1657 Evert van Aelst a Dutch still life painter.
1663 Adam Adami a German monk, diplomat and priest.
1671 Charles Chauncy an Anglo-American clergyman and educator.
1671 Tokugawa Yorinobu a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.
1694 Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki a szlachta , Western Ukrainian nobleman of Orthodox faith, merchant, spy, diplomat and soldier, and considered a hero by the people of Vienna for his actions at the 1683 Battle of Vienna. According to a popular legend, he opened the first café in the city, using coffee beans left by the retreating Ottoman Turks
1709 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi the fifth shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty of Japan. He was the younger brother of Tokugawa Ietsuna, thus making him the son of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the grandson of Tokugawa Hidetada, and the great-grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu
1716 Dorothe Engelbretsdatter a Norwegian author. She principally wrote hymns and poems. She has been characterized as Norway's first recognized female author as well as Norway's first feminist before feminism became a recognized concept
1719 Georg Heinrich von Görtz born in Holstein and educated at Jena.
1750 Jan Frans van Bredael the best known of a dynasty of painters, and the son of Alexander van Bredael , who was also an artist.
1789 Nicholas Van Dyke (governor) an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly, as a Continental Congressman from Delaware, and as President of Delaware
1790 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz a Czech composer and harpist.
1790 Thomas de Mahy marquis de Favras a French aristocrat and supporter of the House of Bourbon during the French Revolution.
1799 Jean-Charles de Borda a French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor.
1806 Elizabeth Carter an English poet, classicist, writer and translator, and a member of the Bluestocking Circle.
1827 Armand Augustin Louis de Caulaincourt a French soldier, diplomat and close personal aide to Napoleon Bonaparte.
1836 Giuseppe Marco Fieschi the chief conspirator in an attempt on the life of King Louis-Philippe of France in July 1835.
1836 Felipe Santiago Salaverry a Peruvian soldier, politician and, from 1835 to 1836, President of Peru.
1837 Georg Büchner a German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose. He was also a revolutionary, a natural scientist, and the brother of physician and philosopher Ludwig Büchner. His literary achievements, though few in number, are generally held in great esteem in Germany and it is widely believed that, had it not been for his early death, he might have joined such central German literary figures as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller at the summit of their profession
1837 Thomas Burgess (bishop) an English author, philosopher, Bishop of Saint David's and Bishop of Salisbury.
1839 Alleyne FitzHerbert 1st Baron St Helens a British diplomat. He was a friend of explorer George Vancouver, who named Mount Helens in what is now Washington after him
1841 Princess Augusta of Prussia a German salonist and Electress consort of Hesse. She was the third daughter and fifth child of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt. She was the first consort of William II, Elector of Hesse. Augusta was a talented painter. Among the messages left by her works are also self-portraits
1844 Bartolomeo Pacca an Italian Cardinal, scholar and statesman as Cardinal Secretary of State.
1847 José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri Patriot and poet, son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y Troyano and the Guayaquilean Ana Francisca de Maruri y Salavarría.
1862 Lucy Yi Zhenmei a Chinese Roman Catholic saint from Mianyang in Sichuan, China. She was born on December 9, 1815, and was the youngest member in her family
1867 Archduke Stephen Palatine of Hungary a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.
1868 Venancio Flores a Uruguayan political leader and general. Flores was President of Uruguay from 1854 to 1855 and from 1865 to 1868
1873 Robert Wilhelm Ekman aka W. Ekman, was a significant teacher and painter of the Finnish romantic portraits and early national romanticism
1876 Henri Patin a French writer and translator from ancient Greek and Latin.
1878 Charles-François Daubigny considered an important precursor of Impressionism.
1880 Constantino Brumidi an Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for his fresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
1881 Gerard Krefft Johann Ludwig Gerard Krefft , one of Australia's first and greatest zoologists and palaeontologists. In addition to many scientific papers, his books include The Snakes of Australia, A Catalogue of the Minerals and Rocks in the Australian Museum and A Short Guide to the Australian Fossil Remains in the Australian Museum. He published the scientific description of the Queensland Lungfish, considered a "living fossil"
1882 Egerton Ryerson a Methodist minister, educator, politician, and public education advocate in early Ontario, Canada. He was the leading opponent of the closed oligarchy that ran the province, calling it the "Family Compact."
1883 Patrick T. Moore a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. As colonel leading the 1st Virginia Infantry Regiment, he was severely wounded at the Battle of Blackburn's Ford on July 18, 1861 and was incapacitated for further field service. Thereafter, he served as an aide-de-camp first to General Joseph Johnston and then to Lieutenant General James Longstreet, a judge advocate general on court martial duty and a brigade commander of Virginia Reserves in the Department of Richmond. He was a merchant and Virginia militia officer before the war and an insurance agent after the war
1884 Karl Müllenhoff a German philologist and a student of Teutonic antiquities.
1884 Edvard Bergenheim the Archbishop of Turku and the spiritual head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland between 1850 and 1884.