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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Friday, 28 August 2015

1052  On this day in history birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

1100  Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161) was born on this day in history.  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on May - 23.  

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on May - 23.  

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  Johann Caspar Vogler, composer was born on May - 23.  

1707  Carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier was born on this day in history.  

1707  Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778) was born on May - 23.  

1710  Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures) was born on May - 23.  

1718  William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer was born on this day in history.  

1729  Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno) was born on May - 23.  

1734  On May - 23 birth of friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)  

1735  Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author was born on this day in history.  

1737  Louis Francois Chambray, composer was born on this day in history.  

1741  On this day in history birth of andrea Lucchesi, composer  

1753  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer  

1754  Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon) was born on May - 23.  

1756  Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer was born on this day in history.  

1759  On May - 23 birth of antoinio da Silva Leite, composer  

1790  On May - 23 birth of jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)  

1794  On May - 23 birth of isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer  

1795  Charles Barry, architect was born on May - 23.  

1799  Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt) was born on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history birth of henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)  

1813  Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895 was born on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history birth of james Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)  

1820  On this day in history birth of lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)  

1824  On May - 23 birth of ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)  

1828  On this day in history birth of edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)  

1832  Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer was born on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history birth of carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)  

1837  On this day in history birth of james Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892  

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Famous Deaths In May - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1125  Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on this day in history.  

1153  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1304  On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

1423  On this day in history benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies  

1498  On May - 23 death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

1523  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  On this day in history death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

1568  On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27  

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