Famous Deaths In May - 23
Thursday, 28 October 2021
1125 On May - 23 hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
1153 On this day in history david I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68
1304 On May - 23 death of jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
1423 On May - 23 benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
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 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 this day in history.
1627 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies on this day in history.
1648 Luis de Nain, painter, dies on May - 23.
1662 Death of John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605) on May - 23.
1668 Death of Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried on this day in history.
1670 On this day in history death of ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
1684 Death of Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 on May - 23.
1691 On this day in history 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 Death of William Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663) on this day in history.
1754 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies on May - 23.
1783 On this day in history james Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies on May - 23.
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 May - 23 death of ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
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 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 May - 23 death of charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
1857 Death of Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789) on May - 23.
1860 On May - 23 albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
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)