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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1644

Thomas Eisenhut, composer

Birth
1647

Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland

Event
1648

Luis de Nain, painter, dies

Death
1660

King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

Event
1667

King Afonso VI of Portugal flees

Event
1668

Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried

Death
1684

Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48

Death
1696

Johann Caspar Vogler, composer

Birth
1701

William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock

Death
1706

Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed

Event
1707

Carolus Linn‘us, Sweden, biological classifier

Birth
1710

Fran‡ois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)

Birth
1718

William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer

Birth
1729

Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)

Birth
1734

Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)

Birth
1735

Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author

Birth
1737

Louis Fran‡ois Chambray, composer

Birth
1741

Andrea Lucchesi, composer

Birth
1750

Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo," premieres in Mantua

Event
1753

Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer

Birth
1754

John Wood, architect/town planner, dies

Death
1754

Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)

Birth
1756

Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer

Birth
1759

Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer

Birth
1774

Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)

Event