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Historical Events In August - 23

Thursday, 24 June 2021

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

0406  Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1328  On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

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

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

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1540  On this day in history guillaume Budé, French scholar  

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 August - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

1591  Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on August - 23.  

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

1595  On August - 23 michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.  

1614  On this day in history university of Groningen opens  

1617  First one-way streets established (London) on this day in history.  

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

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

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  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on August - 23.  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on August - 23.  

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

1727  On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on this day in history.  

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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 August - 23.  

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

1106  On August - 23 death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

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

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.  

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

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