Historical Events Happened In February - 20
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
1054 On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies
1154 On February - 20 saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
1194 Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.
1258 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.
1431 On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies
1472 On February - 20 orkney and Shetland annexed to the crown of Scotland as security for the dowry of Princess Margaret, daughter of Christian 1, King of Norway and Denmark, and wife of James 111 of Scotland.
1472 Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on February - 20.
1494 On February - 20 johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on this day in history.
1524 On February - 20 tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
1525 Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on this day in history.
1525 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army on February - 20.
1547 On February - 20 king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1569 On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
1595 On February - 20 ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41
1613 On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies
1613 Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies on February - 20.
1626 On February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies
1628 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.
1632 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.
1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on this day in history.
1653 On this day in history defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
1653 On this day in history defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1656 On February - 20 johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1656 On this day in history james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76
1667 On February - 20 david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
1673 First recorded wine auction held (London) on February - 20.
1673 1st recorded wine auction held (London) on February - 20.
1694 On February - 20 the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist
1707 On this day in history aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on this day in history.
1710 On this day in history johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on February - 20.