Historical Events In February - 20
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
1054 Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.
1154 On February - 20 saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
1194 Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.
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 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 February - 20.
1494 On February - 20 johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 On this day in history gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on this day in history.
1524 On February - 20 tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
1525 On February - 20 swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army
1525 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army on this day in history.
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 Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies
1628 On this day in history gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
1632 On this day in history thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
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 On February - 20 defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1656 Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised on February - 20.
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 On February - 20 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1694 The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on February - 20.
1707 On this day in history aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1710 On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on February - 20.
1724 On this day in history georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London