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Famous Deaths In February - 20

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

1569  On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

1579  On February - 20 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 February - 20.  

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

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

1656  On February - 20 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 February - 20.  

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

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

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  Death of Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678) on February - 20.  

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

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on February - 20.  

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

1810  Death of Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42 on February - 20.  

1817  Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on February - 20.  

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on February - 20.  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

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