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 Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.
1625 On August - 20 birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam was born on August - 20.
1665 On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer was born on this day in history.
0535 Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.
1153 On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies
1384 On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies
1538 On this day in history death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1572 On this day in history death of miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)
1580 Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on this day in history.
1632 On August - 20 death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38