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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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

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

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.  

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

1569  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on February - 20.  

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

1595  On this day in history ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41  

1618  On February - 20 death of philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554)  

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1628  On this day in history gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  

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

1667  On February - 20 david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  

1707  On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

1731  Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50 on February - 20.  

1737  On February - 20 elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

1746  Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68 on February - 20.  

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

1771  On February - 20 death of jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)  

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 this day in history.  

1786  On this day in history johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1803  On this day in history 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 February - 20.  

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 February - 20.  

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

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

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

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

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on February - 20.