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Famous Deaths In February - 20

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

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

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on February - 20.  

1194  On this day in history 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  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on this day in history.  

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

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

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  Death of Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711) on February - 20.  

1786  On February - 20 johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1806  On February - 20 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  On this day in history death of andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42  

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

1845  On this day in history pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57  

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  On this day in history birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

1507  On February - 20 birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

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 February - 20.  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on February - 20.  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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

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


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