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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Friday, 29 April 2016

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.  

1154  On this day in history death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

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 this day in history.  

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

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.  

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 February - 20.  

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

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 February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies  

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

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.  

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

1771  Death of Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678) on this day in history.  

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

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  Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48 on February - 20.  

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  Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76 on February - 20.  

1810  On February - 20 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  On February - 20 birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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 this day in history.  

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  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

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

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