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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Friday, 24 October 2014

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

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

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 May - 23.  

1617  On May - 23 birth of elias Ashmole, antiquary  

1620  On May - 23 birth of pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized  

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1735  On this day in history birth of charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author  

1737  On this day in history birth of louis Francois Chambray, composer  

1741  Andrea Lucchesi, composer was born on May - 23.  

1753  On May - 23 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 this day in history birth of antoinio da Silva Leite, composer  

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

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

1820  On May - 23 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  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  On May - 23 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 this day in history 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  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  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)  

1524  Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.  

1568  On this day in history adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27