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Historical Events In August - 23

Saturday, 02 July 2022

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

0406  Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians on August - 23.  

0476  Odoacer elected King of Byzantine on August - 23.  

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

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

1106  On August - 23 magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1305  On August - 23 william Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.  

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

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

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.  

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

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat on August - 23.  

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

1514  On August - 23 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  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history guillaume Budé, French scholar  

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  On this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.  

1542  On August - 23 rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code  

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

1555  On August - 23 calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.  

1566  On August - 23 beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam  

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

1582  On August - 23 french van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders  

1591  Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies on this day in history.  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) on August - 23.  

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

1614  University of Groningen opens on August - 23.  

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

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

1618  On this day in history gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33  

1628  George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36 on August - 23.  

1668  On August - 23 artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.  

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

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

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

1623  On August - 23 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 August - 23.  

1740  On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On August - 23 death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

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

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

1176  On this day in history 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  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.  

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