Famous Deaths In May - 23
Tuesday, 09 August 2022
1125 On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
1153 On May - 23 david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68
1304 On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
1423 On this day in history benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
1498 Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on May - 23.
1523 Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on May - 23.
1524 Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on this day in history.
1568 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on this day in history.
1627 On this day in history luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
1648 Luis de Nain, painter, dies on May - 23.
1662 Death of John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605) on this day in history.
1668 On May - 23 death of philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
1670 Death of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610) on May - 23.
1684 On this day in history death of adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
1691 Death of Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622) on May - 23.
1701 Death of William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock on May - 23.
1752 Death of William Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663) on this day in history.
1754 On this day in history john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1783 On this day in history james Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785 On May - 23 william Woollett, engraver, dies
1786 Death of Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746) on May - 23.
1813 On this day in history death of geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)
1825 Death of Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.
1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1838 John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1841 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1842 On this day in history jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
1846 Death of Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778) on this day in history.
1851 Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69 on May - 23.
1855 On this day in history death of charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
1857 Death of Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789) on this day in history.
1860 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies on this day in history.
1867 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74 on May - 23.
1868 On this day in history death of kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)