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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

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

1154  On this day in history saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

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

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

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.  

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

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) on this day in history.  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on February - 20.  

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

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

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  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on February - 20.  

1595  On February - 20 ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on February - 20.  

1613  On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  

1626  On this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.  

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 February - 20 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  On this day in history johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

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 February - 20 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 February - 20.  

1710  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  On this day in history birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

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 this day in history death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.  

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

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