Historical Events Happened In February - 20
Friday, 27 February 2015
1054 Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.
1154 Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.
1194 On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
1258 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on February - 20.
1431 Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.
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 On February - 20 orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1494 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on February - 20.
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 Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on February - 20.
1525 On February - 20 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 this day in history.
1569 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1595 On February - 20 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 February - 20.
1626 John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.
1628 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.
1632 On February - 20 thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
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 February - 20.
1653 On February - 20 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 David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on February - 20.
1673 First recorded wine auction held (London) on February - 20.
1673 On February - 20 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1694 On February - 20 the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist
1707 On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1710 On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands
1710 On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 On this day in history georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London