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Historical Events For April - 23

Sunday, 23 April 2017

1014  The Battle of Clontarf ends Danish rule in Ireland, but a Dane kills the Irish king Brian Boru, 87 on April - 23.  

1014  King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf on April - 23.  

1154  Today in history damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo  

1229  Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres today in history.  

1343  St. George's Night Uprising today in history.  

1348  Today in history english order of knighthood founded  

1348  Today in history first English order of knighthood founded (Order of the Garter)  

1348  On April - 23 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)  

1500  Pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz) today in history.  

1501  On April - 23 portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral & 6 ships return to Lisbon  

1504  King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria on April - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1170  Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190) was born today in history.  

1185  King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223) was born on April - 23.  

1464  Today in history birth of johanna van Valois, Queen of France  

1464  Robert Fayrfax, composer was born on April - 23.  

1484  Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things) was born on April - 23.  

1500  On April - 23 birth of alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician  

1500  Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565) was born today in history.  

1516  On April - 23 birth of georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)  


Famous Deaths In April - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0034  Death of Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton today in history.  

0303  Death of George, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded today in history.  

0725  Death of Wihtred, King of Kent today in history.  

0871  Today in history ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies  

0990  On April - 23 ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies  

0997  On April - 23 vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40  

1014  Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87 on April - 23.  

1016  Aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies on April - 23.  


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