Historical Events Happened In February - 20
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
1054 Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.
1154 On February - 20 saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
1194 On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
1258 On February - 20 al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1431 On this day in history 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 On February - 20 orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1494 On this day in history 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 TecĂșn UmĂĄn, last leader of the QuichĂ©-Maya on February - 20.
1525 On this day in history swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army
1525 On February - 20 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 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 this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies
1628 On February - 20 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 On this day in history jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
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 On February - 20 johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1656 James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.
1667 David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on February - 20.
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 The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on this day in history.
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 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on this day in history.
1724 Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on February - 20.