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 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on this day in history.
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on this day in history.
1623 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1507 On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72