1494 On December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)
1537 On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1539 Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.
1566 Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.
1579 John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.
1594 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.
1606 On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer
1626 On December - 20 birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
0069 On December - 20 death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered
0217 Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.
0860 Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.
0910 Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.
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 On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet