Famous Deaths In May - 23
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1125 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on this day in history.
1153 On May - 23 david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68
1304 Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on May - 23.
1423 Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.
1498 Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on this day in history.
1523 On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)
1524 Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.
1568 On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
1627 On May - 23 luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
1648 On this day in history luis de Nain, painter, dies
1662 Death of John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605) on this day in history.
1668 On this day in history death of philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
1670 Death of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610) on this day in history.
1684 Death of Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 on this day in history.
1691 On May - 23 death of adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
1701 Death of William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock on this day in history.
1752 On May - 23 death of william Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663)
1754 On May - 23 john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1783 On May - 23 james Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785 On May - 23 william Woollett, engraver, dies
1786 On May - 23 death of móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746)
1813 On May - 23 death of geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)
1825 On May - 23 death of ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1838 On May - 23 john W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75
1841 On this day in history franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
1842 On May - 23 jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
1846 On May - 23 death of franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778)
1851 On this day in history lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69
1855 On May - 23 death of charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
1857 On this day in history death of augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)
1860 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies on May - 23.
1867 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74 on May - 23.
1868 Death of Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809) on May - 23.