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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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

1154  On February - 20 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

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

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

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

1626  On February - 20 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 this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth  

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  On February - 20 david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  

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

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

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

1707  On this day in history aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

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

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

1724  Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on February - 20.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

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

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

1632  On February - 20 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  On this day in history birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1745  On February - 20 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  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  On February - 20 death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

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

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

1408  On February - 20 death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

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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