1517 On this day in history birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.
1625 Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on this day in history.
1632 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
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 this day in history.
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 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.
1538 On August - 20 death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1572 On August - 20 death of miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)
1580 Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on August - 20.
1632 On August - 20 death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38