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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Friday, 18 April 2014

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

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  On this day in history birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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

1620  Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1644  On this day in history birth of thomas Eisenhut, composer  

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

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

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

1710  Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1790  Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842) was born on this day in history.  

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

1795  On this day in history birth of charles Barry, architect  

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  Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891) was born on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 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  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45  

1523  Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history 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.