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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Monday, 25 May 2015

1052  King Philip I of France (d. 1108) was born on this day in history.  

1100  On May - 23 birth of emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)  

1598  On this day in history birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

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

1617  On this day in history birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

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

1644  On May - 23 birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

1696  On this day in history birth of johann Caspar Vogler, composer  

1707  On May - 23 birth of carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier  

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 May - 23.  

1729  Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno) was born on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of louis Francois Chambray, composer  

1741  Andrea Lucchesi, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer was born on May - 23.  

1759  Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer was born on May - 23.  

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

1794  On this day in history birth of isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer  

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

1799  On this day in history birth of thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)  

1812  Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles) was born on this day in history.  

1813  On May - 23 birth of mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895  

1820  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1824  Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers) was born on May - 23.  

1828  Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College) was born on this day in history.  

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

1834  On May - 23 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  On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies  

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 May - 23 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  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.  

1568  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on May - 23.