23 Aug is in August.
On 23 Aug 1106 Magnus Billung Duke Saxony (age 61) died.
On 23 Aug 1276 Hugh Neville 1st Baron Neville Essex was born to John Neville (age 36).
John of Fordun's Chronicle. In the year 1305, William Wallace was craftily and treacherously taken by John of Menteith (age 30), who handed him over to the king of England (age 66); and he was, in London, torn limb from limb, and, as a reproach to the Scots, his limbs were hung on towers in sundry places throughout England and Scotland.
On 08 Apr 1956 a plaque was unveiled on the wall of St Bartholomew's Hospital near to the site of his execution the text of which reads ...
To the immortal memory of Sir William Wallace Scottish patriot born at Elderslie Renfrewshire circa 1270 A.D. Who from the year 1296 fought dauntlessly in defence of his country's liberty and independence in the face of fearful odds and great hardship being eventually betrayed and captured brought to London and put to death near this spot on the 23rd August 1305.
His example heroism and devotion inspired those who came after him to win victory from defeat and his memory remains for all time a source of pride, honour and inspiration to his Countrymen.
"Dico tibi verum libertas optima rerum nunquam servili sub nexu vivito fili"
Translation: I tell you the truth, son, freedom is the best condition, never live like a slave
"Bas Agus Buaidh" aka Death and Victory, a traditional Scottish battle cry.
On 23 Aug 1383 Elizabeth Strange Countess Nottingham (age 21) died. Her sister Ankaret Strange 7th Baroness Strange Blackmere, Baroness Talbot (age 22) succeeded 7th Baroness Strange Blackmere. Richard Talbot 7th Baron Strange Blackmere 4th Baron Talbot (age 22) by marriage Baron Strange Blackmere 1C 1309.
On 23 Aug 1502 Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby 9th Baron Latimer (age 50) died. His son Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 10th Baron Latimer (age 30) succeeded 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer of Corby 1C 1299. Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Willoughby Broke (age 34) by marriage Baroness Willoughby Broke, Baroness Latimer of Corby.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Aug 1551. The xxiij day [of] August the Kynges (age 13) grace went from Amton courte [Map] unto Wyndsore [Map], and ther was stallyd the Frenche Kyng (age 32) of the nobull order of the garter, with a grett baner of armes inbrodered with flowrs delusys of gold bosted, the mantylls of tysshuw, and the elmett clene gylt and ys sword; and the goodly gere was.
Note. The French king installed at Windsor. This was of course by deputy. He had been elected of the Garter on the St. George's day preceding, and the marquess of Northampton (age 39) had conveyed the insignia to France. See various documents relating to his election described by Strype, Memorials, 1721, ii. 512.
331st Philip "The Prudent" II King Spain (age 27).
332nd Henry Radclyffe 2nd Earl of Sussex (age 47).
On 23 Aug 1605 Thomas Fitzwilliam 1st Viscount Fitzwilliam (age 24) and Margaret Plunkett were married.
On 23 Aug 1628 George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham (age 35) was murdered at Greyhound Pub, Portsmouth by a disgruntled soldier John Felton (age 33). He was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map]. His son George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham succeeded 2nd Duke of Buckingham 2C 1623, 2nd Marquess of Buckingham 1C 1618, 2nd Earl Buckingham 4C 1617.
Before 23 Aug 1637 Thomas Turner Dean Canterbury (age 46) and Margaret Windebank were married.
On 23 Aug 1662 Patrick Lyon 3rd Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne (age 19) and Helen Middleton Countess Strathmore and Kinghorne (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess Strathmore and Kinghorne. She the daughter of John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton (age 54) and Grizel Durham Countess Middleton. He the son of John Lyon 2nd Earl Kinghorne and Elizabeth Maule Countess Kinghorne and Linlithgow.
Pepy's Diary. 23 Aug 1662. So we parted, and Mr. Creed by appointment being come, he and I went out together, and at an ordinary in Lombard Street [Map] dined together, and so walked down to the Styllyard [Map], and so all along Thames-street, but could not get a boat: I offered eight shillings for a boat to attend me this afternoon, and they would not, it being the day of the Queen's (age 23) coming to town from Hampton Court [Map].
On 23 Aug 1668 Bishop George Hall (age 55) died from a wound inflicted by a knife in his pocket when he chanced to fall in his garden at Wigan.
On 23 Aug 1683 William Verney 18th Baron Latimer 10th Baron Willoughby (age 15) died. He was buried at Compton Verney Chapel [Map]. His great uncle Richard Verney 19th Baron Latimer 11th Baron Willoughby (age 62) succeeded 19th Baron Latimer of Corby 1C 1299, 11th Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 23 Aug 1685 William Feilding 2nd Earl Desmond 3rd Earl Denbigh (age 44) died. His son Basil Feilding 3rd Earl Desmond 4th Earl Denbigh (age 17) succeeded 3rd Earl Desmond, 4th Earl Denbigh, 4th Viscount Feilding, 4th Baron Feilding of Newnham Paddocks in Warwickshire, 3rd Viscount Callan of Callan in Kilkenny, 3rd Baron Feilding of Lecagh in Tipperary, 3rd Baron St Liz.
On 23 Aug 1798 Alexander Baring 1st Baron Ashburton (age 23) and Ann Louisa Bingham Baroness Ashburton (age 16) were married.
On 23 Aug 1803 Cornwallis Maude 1st Viscount Hawarden (age 73) died. His son Thomas Ralph Maude 2nd Viscount Hawarden (age 36) succeeded 2nd Viscount Hawarden, 2nd Baron Montalt of Hawarden in Tipperary 2C 1785, 4th Baronet of Dundrum in Tipperary. Frances Anne Agar Viscountess Hawarden by marriage Viscountess Hawarden.
On 19 Apr 1827 Charles Robert Siddall was born to Charles Crooke Siddall (age 26) and Elizabeth Eleanor Evans at 7 Charles Street. She was baptised 23 Aug 1830.
Charles Crooke Siddall: Around 1801 he was born.
On 23 Aug 1828 John Foster 1st Baron Oriel (age 88) died. His son Thomas Henry Foster aka Skeffington 2nd Viscount Ferrard (age 56) succeeded 2nd Baron Oriel of Ferrand in Louth.
On 23 Aug 1837 Arthur Hill 4th Marquess Downshire (age 25) and Caroline Stapleton-Cotton Marchioness Downshire (age 22) were married. He the son of Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull Hill 3rd Marquess Downshire (age 48) and Maria Windsor Marchioness Downshire (age 47).
Diary of a Dean by Merewether. 23 Aug 1849. 21st, — Whilst the men were commencing their work at the large barrows on the preceding day, a shepherd stated that one of the boys had told him that he had "hooked" up out of a little barrow on Bye Down Hill a crock, but he knocked it to bits with the stick. On visiting the spot, about a mile north-east, it appeared to be a very small barrow, without any trench round it, and very little elevated; the turf on this part of the down is much broken. At the top of the barrow were evidently the remains of an urn, of a pottery apparently more compact than those recently discovered; and from the holes in the turf, in different directions, various fragments might be collected (H). Almost at the verge of the barrow was a trackway, having a trench on either side; but it was not easy to trace it for more than two miles, in consequence of the cultivation of the hills; it runs nearly east and west; traversing in the easterly direction from this spot the down called "Temple" Down, on which, near its course, is a hut designated by the grandiloquent title of "Glorian."1
Note 1. "Gloria Tanaris." as suggested by the site, as connected with the worship of Mr Bowes, from the possilble sanctity of that deity.
On 23 Aug 1850 Charles Evelyn Pierrepont (age 44) died at Torquay, Devon. He was buried at the Church of St Edmund Holme Pierrepont [Map]. His brother Sydney William Herbert Pierrepont 3rd Earl Manvers (age 25) succeeded 3rd Earl Manvers, 3rd Viscount Newark 2C 1796, 3rd Baron Pierrepont of Holme Pierrepont 3C 1796.
On 23 Aug 1886 Charles Daniel Finch-Knightley 10th Earl of Aylesford was born to Charles Wightwick Finch 8th Earl of Aylesford (age 35).