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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Friday, 01 July 2016

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

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

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  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 February - 20.  

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

1494  On this day in history johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

1507  On this day in history gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on this day in history.  

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

1525  On February - 20 swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army  

1525  On February - 20 swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army  

1547  On February - 20 king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII  

1569  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1595  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on February - 20.  

1613  On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies  

1613  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1628  On February - 20 gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  

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

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

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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  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  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on February - 20.  

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

1632  On this day in history 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  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

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

1154  On February - 20 death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  On February - 20 death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  On February - 20 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 February - 20.  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  

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

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