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Historical Events In August - 23

Friday, 03 July 2020

0079  Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire on this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

1106  On this day in history magnus, Duke of Saxony  

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

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

1328  On August - 23 battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers  

1328  On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

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

1486  On this day in history siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

1514  Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder on August - 23.  

1519  Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot on August - 23.  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on this day in history.  

1540  Guillaume Budé, French scholar on this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history 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.  

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

1542  On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code  

1553  Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.  

1555  Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands on August - 23.  

1566  Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam on August - 23.  

1577  On this day in history frobisher Bay NWT, Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 kidnaps three Inuit, then sets sail for England.  

1582  French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders on this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 university of Groningen opens  

1617  First one-way streets established (London) on August - 23.  

1617  On this day in history 1st one-way streets open (London)  

1618  Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33 on August - 23.  

1628  On August - 23 george Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36  

1668  Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

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  Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1724  On August - 23 birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

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  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on this day in history.  

0634  On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1176  On August - 23 death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

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 August - 23 death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

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

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