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Historical Events In February - 20

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1054  On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1258  Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1472  On February - 20 orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1494  On this day in history johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1507  On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1524  On February - 20 tecĂșn UmĂĄn, last leader of the QuichĂ©-Maya  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1525  Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1525  On February - 20 swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1547  King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1569  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1595  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1613  On February - 20 gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1613  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1628  On this day in history gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  On this day in history jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1656  On this day in history johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1667  On this day in history david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1673  On February - 20 first recorded wine auction held (London)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1673  On February - 20 1st recorded wine auction held (London)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1694  The birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1707  On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1710  Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1710  On February - 20 johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1724  On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1523  On this day in history birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  On February - 20 birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In February - 20

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1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1154  On February - 20 death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1194  On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on February - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1431  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  Death of TecĂșn UmĂĄn, last leader of the QuichĂ©-Maya on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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