Historical Events For February - 20
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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 On this day in history al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
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 On this day in history johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) on February - 20.
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on February - 20.
1524 On February - 20 tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
1525 Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on February - 20.
1525 On this day in history swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on February - 20.
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 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 this day in history 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 February - 20.
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.
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 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 The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on February - 20.
1707 Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on February - 20.
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on February - 20.
1710 On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on February - 20.