Famous Deaths In May - 23
Saturday, 22 February 2020
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 May - 23.
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 Death of Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45 on May - 23.
1523 Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466) on May - 23.
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 May - 23.
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 May - 23.
1668 Death of Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried on this day in history.
1670 On May - 23 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 May - 23 death of adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
1701 On this day in history death of william Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock
1752 Death of William Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663) on May - 23.
1754 On May - 23 john Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1783 On May - 23 james Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies on May - 23.
1786 Death of MÃ³ric BeÅˆovskÃ½, 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 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 On this day in history death of franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778)
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 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 this day in history.
1868 On this day in history death of kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent (b. 1809)