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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Thursday, 17 April 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  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On this day in history 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  Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on this day in history.  

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

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

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies  

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

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history 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  

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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  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 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  On this day in history death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

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  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