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Historical Events For February - 20

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

1154  On February - 20 saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

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  On February - 20 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  Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on February - 20.  

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1525  On this day in history swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised on February - 20.  

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.  

1667  On February - 20 david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  

1673  On February - 20 first recorded wine auction held (London)  

1673  On this day in history 1st recorded wine auction held (London)  

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

1707  On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

1710  On this day in history johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands  

1710  On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth  

1724  On this day in history georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on February - 20.  

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

1523  On this day in history 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  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

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

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on February - 20.  

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

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

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