Historical Events In April - 23
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
0034 Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton on this day in history.
0303 On this day in history george, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded
0725 Wihtred, King of Kent on this day in history.
0871 Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies on April - 23.
0990 Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies on April - 23.
0997 Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40 on April - 23.
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 King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf on April - 23.
1014 Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87 on April - 23.
1016 Aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies on this day in history.
1154 Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo on this day in history.
1229 On this day in history ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres.
1343 On April - 23 st. George's Night Uprising.
1348 On April - 23 english order of knighthood founded
1348 On April - 23 first English order of knighthood founded (Order of the Garter)
1348 On this day in history 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
1416 On April - 23 blaise/Blasius of Parma, Ital astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies
1464 On April - 23 johanna van Valois, Queen of France
1484 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things) on this day in history.
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 April - 23.
1564 On April - 23 the birth of William Shakespeare, English playwright
1597 William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance on this day in history.
1598 On this day in history maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, naval commander
1616 On April - 23 netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
1616 On this day in history miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69
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 John Commelin, director (Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam) on this day in history.
1633 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn on this day in history.
1635 On April - 23 oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
1649 On this day in history andreas Kneller, composer