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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Monday, 22 December 2014

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

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

1598  On May - 23 birth of claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized  

1606  On May - 23 birth of juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)  

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

1620  On May - 23 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  Carolus Linneus, Sweden, biological classifier was born on May - 23.  

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  On this day in history birth of william Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer  

1729  On May - 23 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  Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author was born on this day in history.  

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

1741  On this day in history birth of andrea Lucchesi, composer  

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

1754  Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon) was born on May - 23.  

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

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  On May - 23 birth of isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer  

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 May - 23 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 May - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer was born on this day in history.  

1834  On May - 23 birth of carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)  

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 May - 23.  

1423  Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on May - 23.  

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 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 May - 23.