On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1523

  • May 7 Franz von Sickingen, German knight/protect of poor, dies of wounds at 42
  • May 23 Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th Japanese shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate, dies at 56
  • Jul 1 Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
  • Jul 1 John of Esschen, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
  • Aug 13 Gerard David, Flemish painter
  • Aug 29 Ulrich von Hutten, German scholar and poet, dies at 35
  • Sep 14 Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Bieyens], only Dutch Pope (1522-23), dies at 64