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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)  

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1524  Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-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.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

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

1632  On February - 20 birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

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  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 February - 20.  

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

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on February - 20.  

1408  On February - 20 death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

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

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

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