Famous Deaths In May - 23
Friday, 31 March 2023
1125 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on this day in history.
1153 David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68 on this day in history.
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 May - 23.
1498 On May - 23 death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
1523 On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)
1524 On May - 23 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 this day in history.
1627 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies on May - 23.
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 On May - 23 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 Death of William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock on this day in history.
1752 Death of William Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663) on May - 23.
1754 On this day in history john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1783 James Otis, American lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies on May - 23.
1786 On May - 23 death of móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746)
1813 Death of Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772) on May - 23.
1825 Death of Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia on May - 23.
1834 On May - 23 charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
1838 On this day in history 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 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 On May - 23 lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69
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 On May - 23 albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
1867 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1868 Death of Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809) on May - 23.
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