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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Monday, 22 December 2014

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

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

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

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1472  Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on this day in history.  

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

1507  On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

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  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 this day in history ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on February - 20.  

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

1626  On February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies  

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 February - 20 jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.  

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth on this day in history.  

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

1673  On this day in history 1st recorded wine auction held (London)  

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  On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth  

1724  On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London  

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

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

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

1633  On February - 20 birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  On this day in history birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  On February - 20 birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

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

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

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

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

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