1437 20 Feb - James I, King of Scotland, is assassinated by a group of conspirators led by Walter of Atholl after his efforts to break the influence of the Scottish nobility.
1437 - 21 Feb - Scotland's King James I is murdered by would-be usurpers in Scottish city of Perth.
1507 Feb 20 Painter Gentile Bellini, son of Renaissance artist Jacopo Bellini and famed for his own scenes of Venice, dies.
1547 Feb 20 King Edward VI of England is enthroned following the death of Henry VIII.
1570 Feb 20 Lord Hunsdon defeats Leonard Dacre's rebel army, ending Northern Rebellion in England.
1631 Feb 20 German Protestant princes form alliance with Sweden's King Gustavus II, setting the stage for the Swedish entry into the Thirty Years' War.
1653 Feb 20 - In the first English-Dutch War, the Dutch fleet under Van Tromp is defeated after three days by the English at the battle of Portland.