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 this day in history.
1593 On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1623 Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.
1724 On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
1727 On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1740 On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
0093 Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on August - 23.
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 August - 23.
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 August - 23.
1328 On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1387 Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on this day in history.
1507 On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72