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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

1054  On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1523  On this day in history jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

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

1525  Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on February - 20.  

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

1547  On this day in history king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII  

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  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  On February - 20 thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

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

1694  On February - 20 the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist  

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  Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on February - 20.  

1724  On February - 20 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 February - 20 birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

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  On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 20.  

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