0686 Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.
1486 On August - 23 birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1524 On August - 23 birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1593 On this day in history 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 On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1740 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on August - 23.
0093 On August - 23 death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)
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 Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on this day in history.
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 August - 23.
1387 On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.