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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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

1507  On February - 20 birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  On this day in history birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on this day in history.  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1745  On this day in history birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

1745  On February - 20 birth of henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)  

1751  On this day in history birth of johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)  

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

1753  On this day in history birth of louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)  

1757  John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834) was born on February - 20.  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer was born on February - 20.  

1770  On February - 20 birth of ferdinando Carulli, composer  

1779  Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington was born on this day in history.  

1784  On February - 20 birth of adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher  

1791  Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen) was born on February - 20.  

1794  William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869) was born on February - 20.  

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

1802  On this day in history birth of charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer  

1803  On this day in history birth of friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

1805  On February - 20 birth of angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer  

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

1809  On February - 20 birth of albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

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

1816  Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer was born on this day in history.  

1819  On February - 20 birth of alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)  

1820  Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895 was born on this day in history.  

1827  Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1912 was born on this day in history.  

1835  Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist was born on February - 20.  

1838  On February - 20 birth of james Barbour Terrill, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

1839  Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908) was born on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1154  On February - 20 death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on February - 20.  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.