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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Saturday, 01 November 2014

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

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

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

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

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

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

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) on February - 20.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on February - 20.  

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  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised on February - 20.  

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

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

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

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

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

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  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on February - 20.  

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  On February - 20 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 February - 20 birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on February - 20.  

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

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 February - 20.  

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

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