Historical Events In April - 23
Saturday, 20 April 2019
0034 Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton on this day in history.
0303 On April - 23 george, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded
0725 On this day in history wihtred, King of Kent
0871 Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies on this day in history.
0990 Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies on this day in history.
0997 Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40 on this day in history.
1014 On this day in history the Battle of Clontarf ends Danish rule in Ireland, but a Dane kills the Irish king Brian Boru, 87
1014 On April - 23 king Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
1014 On this day in history brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87
1016 Aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies on April - 23.
1154 On this day in history damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1229 On this day in history ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres.
1343 St. George's Night Uprising on this day in history.
1348 On April - 23 english order of knighthood founded
1348 First English order of knighthood founded (Order of the Garter) on April - 23.
1348 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter) on April - 23.
1416 Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Ital astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies on April - 23.
1464 On April - 23 johanna van Valois, Queen of France
1484 On April - 23 julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)
1500 On April - 23 pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1500 Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician on this day in history.
1501 Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral & 6 ships return to Lisbon on this day in history.
1504 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria on this day in history.
1564 On April - 23 the birth of William Shakespeare, English playwright
1597 On this day in history william Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.
1598 Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, naval commander on this day in history.
1616 On April - 23 netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
1616 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1623 On this day in history jan Adam Reincken, composer
1625 On this day in history maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, dies at 57
1629 On April - 23 john Commelin, director (Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam)
1633 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn on April - 23.
1635 Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded on this day in history.
1649 Andreas Kneller, composer on this day in history.