Historical Events In February - 20
Friday, 06 December 2019
1054 Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.
1154 On this day in history saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
1194 Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.
1258 On February - 20 al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1431 Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.
1472 On this day in history 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.
1472 Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on this day in history.
1494 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on this day in history.
1507 On this day in history gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 On February - 20 jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1524 TecĂșn UmĂĄn, last leader of the QuichĂ©-Maya on this day in history.
1525 Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on February - 20.
1525 On February - 20 swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 On February - 20 king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1569 On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
1595 On February - 20 ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41
1613 On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies
1613 Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies on February - 20.
1626 John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.
1628 On February - 20 gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
1632 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on February - 20.
1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on February - 20.
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on this day in history.
1653 On February - 20 defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1656 On February - 20 johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1656 On February - 20 james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76
1667 On this day in history david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
1673 First recorded wine auction held (London) on this day in history.
1673 1st recorded wine auction held (London) on this day in history.
1694 The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on February - 20.
1707 Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on this day in history.
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on this day in history.
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on February - 20.
1724 Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on this day in history.