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What Happened on August 23, 1305

Historical Events


ScotlandWilliam Wallace Executed

William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England

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William Wallace on trial at Westminster Hall in a painting by Daniel Maclise
William Wallace on trial at Westminster Hall in a painting by Daniel Maclise
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Famous Deaths


BattleWilliam Wallace

William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace

1305 Highlights

About August 23, 1305

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 715 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo