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Famous Birthdays In May - 23

Sunday, 01 February 2015

1052  On May - 23 birth of king Philip I of France (d. 1108)  

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  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  Thomas Eisenhut, composer was born on May - 23.  

1696  On May - 23 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 this day in history.  

1718  On May - 23 birth of william Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer  

1729  Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno) was born on May - 23.  

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 May - 23.  

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  On this day in history birth of andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)  

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

1759  On May - 23 birth of antoinio da Silva Leite, composer  

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

1794  On May - 23 birth of isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer  

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

1799  On May - 23 birth of thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)  

1812  Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles) was born on May - 23.  

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

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 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  David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on May - 23.  

1304  Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on May - 23.  

1423  On May - 23 benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies  

1498  Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on May - 23.  

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  Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.