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Historical Events For February - 20

Sunday, 23 July 2017

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  On February - 20 saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1431  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1472  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 on this day in history.  

1472  On February - 20 orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.  

1494  On February - 20 johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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

1523  On February - 20 jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

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

1525  On February - 20 swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army  

1525  On this day in history swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army  

1547  On this day in history king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII  

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

1595  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies  

1613  On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  

1626  On February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies  

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

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.  

1633  On February - 20 jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1653  On February - 20 defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth  

1653  On February - 20 defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth  

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

1673  On February - 20 first recorded wine auction held (London)  

1673  1st recorded wine auction held (London) on February - 20.  

1694  The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on this day in history.  

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on February - 20.  

1710  On this day in history johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands  

1710  On this day in history johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth  

1724  On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on February - 20.  

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

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

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on this day in history.  

1633  On February - 20 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  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on February - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on February - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on February - 20.  

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