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Historical Events In August - 23

Sunday, 27 September 2020

0079  On August - 23 mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.  

0406  On August - 23 battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians  

0476  Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on this day in history.  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

1046  King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese on this day in history.  

1106  Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.  

1305  William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England on this day in history.  

1305  On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers on this day in history.  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1441  Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty on this day in history.  

1486  On August - 23 siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

1514  On this day in history battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.  

1519  Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.  

1524  On August - 23 francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1540  Guillaume Budé, French scholar on August - 23.  

1541  Jacques Cartier 1491-1557 arrives at Iroquois village of Stadacona on his third trip to Canada; starts to build Charlesbourg-Royale at western tip of Cape Diamond; first French fort in Canada; first French settlement in America on this day in history.  

1541  On August - 23 french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.  

1542  Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on August - 23.  

1553  On August - 23 bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor  

1555  On this day in history calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.  

1566  On this day in history beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam  

1577  On August - 23 frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England.  

1582  On this day in history french van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders  

1591  On August - 23 luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies  

1593  On August - 23 fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1595  Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni on August - 23.  

1614  University of Groningen opens on this day in history.  

1617  On August - 23 first one-way streets established (London)  

1617  1st one-way streets open (London) on August - 23.  

1618  On August - 23 gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33  

1628  George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36 on this day in history.  

1668  Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on August - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on this day in history.  

1623  On this day in history birth of stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on this day in history.  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on August - 23.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On this day in history death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

1106  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1387  On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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