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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
406

Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians

Event
476

Odoacer elected King of Byzantine

Event
634

Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies

Death
1046

King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese

Event
1305

William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled and beheaded

Death
1328

Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers

Event
1328

King Philip VI of France, crowned

Event
1328

Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle

Death
1441

Holland and Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty

Event
1486

Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat

Birth
1507

Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72

Death
1524

Fran‡ois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)

Birth
1540

Guillaume Bud‚, French humanist, dies at about 72

Death
1542

Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code

Event
1553

Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor

Event
1566

Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam

Event
1566

Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights

Event
1582

French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders

Event
1591

Luis de L‚on, scholar/poet, dies

Death
1593

Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)

Birth
1614

University of Groningen opens

Event
1617

1st one-way streets open (London)

Event
1618

Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33

Death
1628

George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36

Death
1668

Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies

Death