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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Friday, 27 February 2015

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

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

1194  On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on February - 20.  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1525  Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army on this day in history.  

1547  King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on this day in history.  

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

1595  On February - 20 ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on February - 20.  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies on February - 20.  

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.  

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.  

1632  On February - 20 thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on this day in history.  

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.  

1653  On February - 20 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  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on February - 20.  

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

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

1694  On February - 20 the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist  

1707  On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

1710  On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands  

1710  On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth  

1724  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on February - 20.  

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 February - 20.  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

1154  On February - 20 death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

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

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

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  On February - 20 death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya