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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Sunday, 01 February 2015

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

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.  

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

1408  On February - 20 death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

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  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1618  Death of Philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554) on this day in history.  

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

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1737  On this day in history elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

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

1762  On this day in history death of tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)  

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  On this day in history death of laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)  

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

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

1790  On February - 20 joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1803  Death of Marie Dumesnil, French actress (b. 1713) on February - 20.  

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

1809  On February - 20 johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76  

1810  On February - 20 death of andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42  

1817  On this day in history martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27  

1845  On February - 20 pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57  

1848  On February - 20 [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  On February - 20 birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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

1523  On February - 20 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 February - 20.  

1656  On February - 20 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.