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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Monday, 13 April 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  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 May - 23.  

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

1707  On this day in history birth of carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier  

1707  Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism) was born on May - 23.  

1735  Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author was born on May - 23.  

1737  Louis Francois Chambray, composer was born on May - 23.  

1741  On May - 23 birth of andrea Lucchesi, composer  

1753  On May - 23 birth of giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer  

1754  Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon) was born on this day in history.  

1756  On this day in history birth of nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer  

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

1790  Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842) was born on May - 23.  

1794  Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer was born on this day in history.  

1795  Charles Barry, architect was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895  

1820  James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis) was born on May - 23.  

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

1824  On this day in history birth of ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)  

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  Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890) was born on May - 23.  

1837  James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892 was born on May - 23.  

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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  On May - 23 david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68  

1304  On May - 23 death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer  

1423  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.  

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.  

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on May - 23.  

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 this day in history.