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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1054

Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies

Death
1194

Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies

Death
1431

Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies

Death
1494

Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)

Birth
1507

Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)

Birth
1523

Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)

Birth
1525

Swiss and German mercenaries desert Fran‡ois I's army

Event
1547

King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII

Event
1569

Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50

Death
1595

Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41

Death
1613

Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies

Event
1626

John Dowland, composer, dies

Death
1628

Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63

Death
1632

Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)

Birth
1633

Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher

Birth
1653

Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth

Event
1656

James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76

Death
1656

Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised

Birth
1667

David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies

Death
1673

1st recorded wine auction held (London)

Event
1707

Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies

Death
1710

Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth

Event
1725

10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for œ100/scalp bounty

Event
1731

Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50

Death
1732

Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna

Event