Historical Events Happened In February - 20
Sunday, 25 January 2015
1054 On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies
1154 On this day in history 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 February - 20.
1431 Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.
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 February - 20.
1472 Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on February - 20.
1494 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on this day in history.
1507 On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 On February - 20 jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1524 Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on February - 20.
1525 Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on February - 20.
1525 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army on February - 20.
1547 King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on this day in history.
1569 On February - 20 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
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 On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies
1626 John Dowland, composer, dies on this day in history.
1628 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on this day in history.
1632 On February - 20 thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on February - 20.
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on this day in history.
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 James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.
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 this day in history.
1694 The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on this day in history.
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 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on this day in history.
1724 On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London