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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

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

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 this day in history 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 February - 20.  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  On this day in history death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya  

1569  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1579  Death of Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509) on February - 20.  

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

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

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

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  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on February - 20.  

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50  

1737  Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies on this day in history.  

1746  On February - 20 guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68  

1762  On February - 20 death of tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)  

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

1773  On February - 20 charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71  

1778  On February - 20 death of laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)  

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

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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1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on this day in history.  

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on this day in history.  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) was born on February - 20.  

1632  On February - 20 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 February - 20.  

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

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