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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Sunday, 29 March 2015

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on February - 20.  

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

1745  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

1745  Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813) was born on February - 20.  

1751  Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826) was born on this day in history.  

1752  On this day in history birth of charles Broche, composer  

1753  Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815) was born on this day in history.  

1757  John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834) was born on this day in history.  

1763  On this day in history birth of adalbert Gyrowetz, composer  

1770  On this day in history birth of ferdinando Carulli, composer  

1779  On February - 20 birth of augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

1784  Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher was born on this day in history.  

1791  On February - 20 birth of carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)  

1794  On February - 20 birth of william Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)  

1796  On this day in history birth of eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician  

1802  On February - 20 birth of charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer  

1803  On February - 20 birth of friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

1805  Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer was born on February - 20.  

1808  On this day in history birth of daumier, Marseilles France, artist  

1809  Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on this day in history.  

1809  Henry Walton Wessells, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889 was born on February - 20.  

1816  On February - 20 birth of josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer  

1819  Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882) was born on February - 20.  

1820  Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895 was born on February - 20.  

1827  Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1912 was born on February - 20.  

1835  On this day in history birth of allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist  

1838  On this day in history birth of james Barbour Terrill, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

1839  On this day in history birth of benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)  

1844  Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 20

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0702  On February - 20 death of k'inich Kan B'alam II, king of the Maya state of Palenque (b. 635)  

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1171  On February - 20 death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.  

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies