1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on August - 20.
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 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on August - 20.
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 August - 20.
0535 On August - 20 death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.
1153 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.
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 Death of Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.
1580 On this day in history death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)
1632 On this day in history death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38