Historical Events In February - 20
Friday, 23 August 2019
1054 Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.
1154 Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.
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 February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-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 On February - 20 king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1569 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on February - 20.
1595 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1626 John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.
1628 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.
1632 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on February - 20.
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 February - 20.
1653 On this day in history defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1656 On this day in history johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1656 On this day in history james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76
1667 David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on February - 20.
1673 First recorded wine auction held (London) on this day in history.
1673 1st recorded wine auction held (London) on February - 20.
1694 On February - 20 the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist
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 this day in history johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London