0686 Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.
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 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 August - 23.
1727 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.
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 this day in history.
0634 On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1106 On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony
1176 On August - 23 death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)
1305 On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1387 Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.
1507 On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72