Today in History, English
Today in History, English

94711August 20Death651 – Oswine of Deira
94712August 20Death768 – Eadberht of Northumbria
94713August 20Death984 – Pope John XIV
94714August 20Death1153 – Bernard of Clairvaux, French theologian and saint (b. 1090)
94715August 20Death1384 – Geert Groote, Dutch preacher, founded the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
94716August 20Death1572 – Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish navigator and politician, 1st Governor-General of the Philippines (b. 1502)
94717August 20Death1580 – Jerónimo Osório, Portuguese historian and author (b. 1506)
94718August 20Death1611 – Tomás Luis de Victoria, Spanish priest and composer (b. 1548)
94719August 20Death1639 – Martin Opitz, German poet and hymnwriter (b. 1597)
94720August 20Death1648 – Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1583)
94721August 20Death1672 – Cornelis de Witt, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1623)
94722August 20Death1672 – Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (b. 1625)
94723August 20Death1680 – William Bedloe, English spy (b. 1650)
94724August 20Death1701 – Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet, English playwright and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1639)
94725August 20Death1707 – Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
94726August 20Death1773 – Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (b. 1701)
94727August 20Death1785 – Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (b. 1714)
94728August 20Death1823 – Pope Pius VII (b. 1740)
94729August 20Death1825 – William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English admiral and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)
94730August 20Death1835 – Agnes Bulmer, English merchant and poet (b. 1775)
94731August 20Death1854 – Shiranui Dakuemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 8th Yokozuna (b. 1801)
94732August 20Death1887 – Jules Laforgue, French poet and author (b. 1860)
94733August 20Death1893 – Alexander Wassilko von Serecki, Austrian lawyer and politician (b. 1827)
94734August 20Death1912 – William Booth, English preacher, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
94735August 20Death1914 – Pope Pius X (b. 1835)
94736August 20Death1915 – Paul Ehrlich, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
94737August 20Death1917 – Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)
94738August 20Death1919 – Greg MacGregor, Scottish cricketer and rugby player (b. 1869)
94739August 20Death1930 – Charles Bannerman, Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1851)
94740August 20Death1939 – Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer and author (b. 1845)

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