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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Friday, 19 December 2014

1054  On February - 20 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 February - 20.  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on February - 20.  

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

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on February - 20.  

1569  On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

1579  On this day in history death of nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509)  

1595  On February - 20 ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41  

1618  Death of Philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554) on February - 20.  

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.  

1628  On February - 20 gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  

1656  On February - 20 james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76  

1667  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on this day in history.  

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on February - 20.  

1731  Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1737  Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies on February - 20.  

1746  On this day in history guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68  

1762  Death of Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723) on February - 20.  

1771  Death of Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678) on February - 20.  

1773  Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1778  Death of Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711) on February - 20.  

1786  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on February - 20.  

1790  Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1803  On February - 20 death of marie Dumesnil, French actress (b. 1713)  

1806  On this day in history death of lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)  

1809  Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1810  Death of Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42 on February - 20.  

1817  On February - 20 martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27  

1845  On this day in history pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57  

1848  [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29 on February - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

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1494  On this day in history birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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 February - 20.  

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

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on February - 20.  

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

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