Famous Deaths In May - 23
Friday, 14 August 2020
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
1648 On May - 23 luis de Nain, painter, dies
1662 On May - 23 death of john Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
1668 On this day in history death of philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
1670 Death of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610) on May - 23.
1684 Death of Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48 on May - 23.
1691 Death of Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622) on this day in history.
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 May - 23.
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 this day in history.
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 May - 23.
1825 Death of Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.
1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1838 John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75 on this day in history.
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 May - 23.
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 this day in history.
1860 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies on May - 23.
1867 On May - 23 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)