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Historical Events For February - 20

Monday, 25 September 2017

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 20.  

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

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

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

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

1547  On February - 20 king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII  

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

1595  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on February - 20.  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  

1626  On this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  On February - 20 gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  

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  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  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised on this day in history.  

1656  On February - 20 james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76  

1667  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on February - 20.  

1673  On this day in history 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  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on February - 20.  

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

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 February - 20.  

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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 February - 20.  

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

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

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1745  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.  

1154  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

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

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on February - 20.  

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