Historical Events In February - 20
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1054 On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies
1154 Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.
1194 On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
1258 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.
1431 Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.
1472 Orkney and Shetland annexed to the crown of Scotland as security for the dowry of Princess Margaret, daughter of Christian 1, King of Norway and Denmark, and wife of James 111 of Scotland on this day in history.
1472 On February - 20 orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1494 On this day in history johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on February - 20.
1524 On February - 20 tecĂșn UmĂĄn, last leader of the QuichĂ©-Maya
1525 Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on this day in history.
1525 On February - 20 swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on February - 20.
1569 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1595 Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on February - 20.
1613 On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies
1613 On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies
1626 John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.
1628 On this day in history gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
1632 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.
1633 On this day in history jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on this day in history.
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.
1656 On this day in history johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1656 James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1667 On this day in history david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
1673 On February - 20 first recorded wine auction held (London)
1673 On February - 20 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1694 The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on February - 20.
1707 On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on this day in history.
1710 On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London