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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

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1494  On February - 20 birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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 February - 20.  

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on February - 20.  

1633  On February - 20 birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  On February - 20 birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

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

1745  On this day in history birth of henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)  

1751  On February - 20 birth of johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)  

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  On February - 20 birth of john 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)  

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

1770  Ferdinando Carulli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1779  Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington was born on February - 20.  

1784  On this day in history birth of adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher  

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

1794  On this day in history birth of william Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)  

1796  On February - 20 birth of eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician  

1802  Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1805  Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1808  On February - 20 birth of daumier, Marseilles France, artist  

1809  Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on February - 20.  

1809  On this day in history birth of henry Walton Wessells, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889  

1816  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1912  

1835  Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist was born on this day in history.  

1838  On February - 20 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  On February - 20 birth of ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0702  Death of K'inich Kan B'alam II, king of the Maya state of Palenque (b. 635) on February - 20.  

1054  On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

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

1258  On February - 20 death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  On this day in history death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies