0686 Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on this day in history.
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on August - 23.
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 Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.
1724 On August - 23 birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
1727 On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
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 August - 23.
0634 On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1106 On August - 23 death of magnus, Duke of Saxony
1176 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1507 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.