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August 23 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 23. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 81 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 30 BC
    After the successful invasion of Egypt, Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Mark Antony, and Caesarion, the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and only child of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.
  • 20 BC
    Ludi Volcanalici are held within the temple precinct of Vulcan, and used by Augustus to mark the treaty with Parthia and the return of the legionary standards that had been lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.
  • 79
    Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
  • 406
    Gothic king Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by Roman general Stilicho and 12,000 “barbarians” are incorporated into the Roman army or sold as slaves.
  • 476
    Odoacer, chieftain of the Germanic tribes (Herulic - Scirian foederati), is proclaimed rex Italiae (“King of Italy”) by his troops.
  • 634
    Abu Bakr dies at Medina and is succeeded by Umar I who becomes the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.
  • 1244
    Siege of Jerusalem: The city’s citadel, the Tower of David, surrenders to Khwarezmian Empire.
  • 1268
    Battle of Tagliacozzo: The army of Charles of Anjou defeats the Ghibellines supporters of Conradin of Hohenstaufen marking the fall of the Hohenstaufen family from the Imperial and Sicilian thrones, and leading to the new chapter of Angevin domination in Southern Italy.
  • 1305
    Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason at Smithfield in London.
  • 1328
    Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
  • 1382
    Siege of Moscow: The Golden Horde led by khan Tokhtamysh lays siege to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Moscow.
  • 1514
    The Battle of Chaldiran ends with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty.
  • 1521
    Christian II of Denmark is deposed as king of Sweden and Gustav Vasa is elected regent.
  • 1541
    French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
  • 1572
    French Wars of Religion Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris results in the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
  • 1592
    Japanese invasions of Korea: The Yeongwon Castle is besieged by the Japanese Fourth Division led by Itō Suketaka.
  • 1595
    Long Turkish War: Wallachian prince Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Călugăreni and achieves a tactical victory.
  • 1600
    Battle of Gifu Castle: The eastern forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu defeat the western Japanese clans loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori, leading to the destruction of Gifu Castle and serving as a prelude to the Battle of Sekigahara.
  • 1614
    Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
  • 1614
    The University of Groningen is established in the Dutch Republic.
  • 1628
    George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton.
  • 1650
    Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck’s Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
  • 1655
    Battle of Sobota: The Swedish Empire led by Charles X Gustav defeats the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1703
    Edirne event: Sultan Mustafa II of the Ottoman Empire is dethroned.
  • 1765
    Beginning of Burmese–Siamese War.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St James’s stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion.
  • 1784
    Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it is not accepted into the United States, and only lasts for four years.
  • 1799
    Napoleon I of France leaves Egypt for France en route to seizing power.
  • 1813
    At the Battle of Großbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bülow repulse the French army.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner’s slave rebellion is suppressed.

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