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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

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

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

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

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on February - 20.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1569  On February - 20 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

1579  Death of Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509) on this day in history.  

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

1618  On this day in history death of philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554)  

1626  On this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.  

1656  On this day in history james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76  

1667  On this day in history david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  

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

1731  On February - 20 frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50  

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

1746  Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1762  Death of Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1771  On this day in history death of jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)  

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

1778  Death of Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711) on this day in history.  

1786  On February - 20 johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  On February - 20 gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68  

1790  On this day in history joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1803  Death of Marie Dumesnil, French actress (b. 1713) on this day in history.  

1806  Death of Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725) on February - 20.  

1809  On this day in history johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76  

1810  On this day in history death of andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42  

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

1845  Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1632  On February - 20 birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on February - 20.  

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