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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

1154  On February - 20 saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

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

1258  On February - 20 al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1431  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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

1523  On February - 20 jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

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

1525  On this day in history swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army  

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

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  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  On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 20.  

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

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

1653  On February - 20 defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth  

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

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.  

1667  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1694  On this day in history the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist  

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on February - 20.  

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

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  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 February - 20.  

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

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

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  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

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

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on February - 20.  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.  

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on this day in history.