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 This day in History - April 23
434 Historic Events for April 23
34

Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton

Death
303

George, knight of Cappadoci‰?/saint/patron of England, beheaded

Death
303

George, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded

Death
871

Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies

Death
990

Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies

Death
997

Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40

Death
1014

Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87

Death
1014

Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of England (1013-14), dies

Death
1014

King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf

Event
1016

Aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies

Death
1154

Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo

Event
1348

1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)

Event
1416

Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Ital astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies

Death
1464

Johanna van Valois, Queen of France

Birth
1464

Robert Fayrfax, composer

Birth
1484

Julius C‘sar Scaliger, Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)

Birth
1500

Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)

Event
1500

Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], System theologist/physician

Birth
1501

Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral and 6 ships return to Lisbon

Event
1504

King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria

Event
1547

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quioxite)

Birth
1598

Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, naval commander

Birth
1616

Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England

Event
1616

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

Death
1616

William Shakesphere, Engl author (Hamlet), dies on his 52nd birthday

Death