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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1059

Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France

Event
1125

Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies

Death
1153

David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68

Death
1275

King Edward I of Engld orders cessation of persecution of French Jews

Event
1420

Jews of Syria and Austria expelled

Event
1421

Jews of Austria imprisoned and expelled

Event
1423

Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies

Death
1430

Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne and sold to the British

Event
1493

King Charles VIII and Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis

Event
1498

Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45

Death
1533

King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null and void

Event
1536

Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition

Event
1544

German emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark

Event
1555

Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

Event
1568

Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27

Death
1568

Battle at Heiligerlee: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, 100s killed

Event
1576

Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

Event
1598

Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized

Birth
1611

Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia

Event
1617

Elias Ashmole, antiquary

Birth
1618

Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle

Event
1618

2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War

Event
1620

Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized

Birth
1627

Luis de G¢ngora y Argote, poet/writer, dies

Death
1644

Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists

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