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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on February - 20.  

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

1656  On this day in history birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1752  On February - 20 birth of charles Broche, composer  

1753  On February - 20 birth of louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)  

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

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1796  Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1808  Daumier, Marseilles France, artist was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1819  On this day in history 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 February - 20.  

1835  On February - 20 birth of allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist  

1838  James Barbour Terrill, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864 was born on this day in history.  

1839  Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908) was born on February - 20.  

1844  On February - 20 birth of ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)  

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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 February - 20.  

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

1194  On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

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