Famous Deaths In May - 23
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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 Death of Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1523 Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history death of ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)
1568 On May - 23 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
1627 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies on this day in history.
1648 On May - 23 luis de Nain, painter, dies
1662 Death of John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605) on May - 23.
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 this day in history.
1684 Death of Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 on this day in history.
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 James Otis, American lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1785 On this day in history william Woollett, engraver, dies
1786 Death of Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746) on May - 23.
1813 Death of Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772) on May - 23.
1825 On this day in history 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 On this day in history john W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75
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 Death of Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778) on May - 23.
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 On this day in history death of augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)
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 May - 23 death of kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)