1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.
1526 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.
1561 On this day in history birth of jacopo Peri, composer
1625 Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on this day in history.
1632 On August - 20 birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)
1637 On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1665 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on this day in history.
1666 On this day in history birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer
0535 Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.
1153 On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies
1384 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.
1538 Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.
1572 Death of Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.
1580 On August - 20 death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)
1632 Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.