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Historical Events In April - 20

Friday, 14 May 2021

0121  The birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor on April - 20.  

0295  8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

0850  Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne on this day in history.  

1139  2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome on this day in history.  

1164  Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on this day in history.  

1314  Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on this day in history.  

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on April - 20.  

1441  On April - 20 during the Council of Florence, Pope Eugenius IV issues the bull "Etsi non dubitemus," which asserts the superiority of the pope over the Councils  

1442  On this day in history edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister on this day in history.  

1505  Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg on this day in history.  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on April - 20.  

1551  John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal on this day in history.  

1592  John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author on this day in history.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer on this day in history.  

1632  Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on this day in history.  

1643  Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history vOC-management sets new guidelines  

1653  Cromwell routes English parliament to house on this day in history.  

1657  Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet on April - 20.  

1662  On this day in history gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies  

1689  On April - 20 the former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.  

1695  On April - 20 georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63  

1702  Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth on April - 20.  

1705  Balthasar Schmid, composer on April - 20.  

1715  On this day in history nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London  

1725  Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer on April - 20.  

1726  On April - 20 jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer  

1745  On this day in history the birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist  

1745  Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry on April - 20.  

1748  Georg Michael Telemann, composer on this day in history.  

1759  Georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey on April - 20.  

1761  On April - 20 johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer  

1768  On this day in history giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  On this day in history birth of jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)  

1442  On this day in history birth of edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

1494  On this day in history birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

1586  On this day in history birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  On April - 20 birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on April - 20.  

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on April - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1164  Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on April - 20.  

1176  On April - 20 death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

1314  On April - 20 clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

1317  On this day in history agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on April - 20.  

1534  On this day in history elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies  

1558  Death of Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485) on this day in history.  

1632  On April - 20 death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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