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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Thursday, 02 July 2015

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1472  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) on this day in history.  

1523  On this day in history jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

1524  On this day in history tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya  

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

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 February - 20 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

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

1613  On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies on this day in history.  

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

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on this day in history.  

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

1633  On this day in history 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 February - 20.  

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.  

1667  On this day in history david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  

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

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

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

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on this day in history.  

1710  Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on this day in history.  

1710  Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on this day in history.  

1724  Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On February - 20 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  On this day in history birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

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

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on February - 20.  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

1745  On this day in history birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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

1258  On February - 20 death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  On this day in history death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  On February - 20 death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya