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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Thursday, 02 October 2014

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

1100  On this day in history birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1606  Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682) was born on May - 23.  

1617  Elias Ashmole, antiquary was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

1644  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on May - 23.  

1696  On May - 23 birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

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

1707  On this day in history birth of carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778)  

1710  On this day in history birth of francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)  

1718  On May - 23 birth of william Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer  

1729  On this day in history birth of giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)  

1734  On this day in history birth of friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)  

1735  On May - 23 birth of charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author  

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

1741  On May - 23 birth of andrea Lucchesi, composer  

1753  Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer was born on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history birth of andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)  

1756  On May - 23 birth of nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer  

1759  Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer was born on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history birth of jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)  

1794  Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer was born on May - 23.  

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

1799  Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt) was born on May - 23.  

1812  Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles) was born on May - 23.  

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

1820  On May - 23 birth of james Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)  

1820  Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891) was born on May - 23.  

1824  Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers) was born on this day in history.  

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

1832  On May - 23 birth of pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer  

1834  Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890) was born on this day in history.  

1837  James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 was born on this day in history.  

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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 May - 23.  

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

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on this day in history.  

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 May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  On May - 23 death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.