Famous Deaths In May - 23
Sunday, 21 July 2019
1125 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on May - 23.
1153 David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.
1304 On this day in history death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
1423 Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies on this day in history.
1498 On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
1523 On May - 23 death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)
1524 On this day in history death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)
1568 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27 on May - 23.
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 Death of Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried on May - 23.
1670 On this day in history death of ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
1684 On this day in history death of adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
1691 On May - 23 death of adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
1701 On May - 23 death of william Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock
1752 On May - 23 death of william Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663)
1754 On May - 23 john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1783 James Otis, American lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies on this day in history.
1786 Death of Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746) on this day in history.
1813 Death of Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772) on May - 23.
1825 On May - 23 death of ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
1834 On this day in history charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
1838 John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75 on May - 23.
1841 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76 on May - 23.
1842 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34 on May - 23.
1846 On May - 23 death of franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778)
1851 Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69 on May - 23.
1855 Death of Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797) on this day in history.
1857 On May - 23 death of augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)
1860 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies on this day in history.
1867 On May - 23 archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74
1868 Death of Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809) on this day in history.