1494 Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on this day in history.
1537 King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 20.
1539 On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1566 Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.
1579 On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)
1594 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.
1606 On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer
1626 On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
0069 Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.
0217 On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus
0860 Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.
0910 Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.
1022 On this day in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)
1073 On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies
1355 Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.
1494 Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.