Historical Events In February - 20
Thursday, 30 November 2023
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 February - 20.
1258 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.
1431 On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies
1472 On February - 20 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 On this day in history 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 Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) on this day in history.
1523 On this day in history jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1524 TecÃºn UmÃ¡n, last leader of the QuichÃ©-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 King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII on this day in history.
1569 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on February - 20.
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 this day in history.
1626 On February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies
1628 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on February - 20.
1632 On February - 20 thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on this day in history.
1653 On February - 20 defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.
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 February - 20 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 On this day in history 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 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on February - 20.
1724 On February - 20 georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London