0686 On August - 23 birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
1486 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.
1524 On August - 23 birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1593 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on this day in history.
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 this day in history birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
0093 On this day in history death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)
0634 Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.
1106 Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.
1176 Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.
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 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