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