Famous Deaths In May - 23
Friday, 30 July 2021
1125 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies on May - 23.
1153 On this day in history 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 May - 23.
1498 On this day in history death of girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
1523 Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on May - 23.
1524 Death of Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487) on May - 23.
1568 On this day in history 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 Luis de Nain, painter, dies on May - 23.
1662 On this day in history death of john Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
1668 Death of Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1813 Death of Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772) on this day in history.
1825 On this day in history death of ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76 on May - 23.
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 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1855 On this day in history 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 On this day in history archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74
1868 On this day in history death of kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)