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Historical Events For February - 20

Sunday, 26 February 2017

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

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

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

1258  Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1472  On this day in history 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  Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on February - 20.  

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

1507  On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

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

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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  King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on this day in history.  

1569  On this day in history 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 February - 20.  

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

1626  On February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on this day in history.  

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on February - 20.  

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

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

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 February - 20.  

1656  On this day in history james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76  

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

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

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

1694  The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on February - 20.  

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1734  On February - 20 birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

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

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