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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.  

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on this day in history.  

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

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

1547  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1628  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1673  First recorded wine auction held (London) on this day in history.  

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

1694  The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

1507  On this day in history 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  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

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  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

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

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