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January 20th, 2008 (January 20 2008)DeathAli Sadikin, former Jakarta famous governor (born in 1927)
January 20th, 2005 (January 20 2005)DeathPer Borten, Prime Minister of Norway (born in 1913)
January 20th, 2005 (January 20 2005)DeathRoland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (born in 1921)
January 20th, 2005 (January 20 2005)DeathJan Nowak-Jezioranski, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (born in 1913)
January 20th, 2005 (January 20 2005)DeathMiriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (born in 1908)
January 20th, 2004 (January 20 2004)DeathGuinn Smith, American athlete (born in 1920)
January 20th, 2003 (January 20 2003)DeathAl Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (born in 1903)
January 20th, 2003 (January 20 2003)DeathNedra Volz, American actress (born in 1908)
January 20th, 2003 (January 20 2003)DeathBill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (born in 1947)
January 20th, 2002 (January 20 2002)DeathCarrie Hamilton, actress and singer (born in 1963)
January 20th, 2001 (January 20 2001)EventPhilippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
January 20th, 1999 (January 20 1999)EventThe China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafes.
January 20th, 1998 (January 20 1998)DeathBobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (born in 1924)
January 20th, 1997 (January 20 1997)DeathCurt Flood, baseball player (born in 1938)
January 20th, 1996 (January 20 1996)DeathGerry Mulligan, American musician (born in 1927)
January 20th, 1994 (January 20 1994)DeathSir Matt Busby, Scottish football player and coach (born in 1909)
January 20th, 1993 (January 20 1993)DeathAudrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (born in 1929)Audrey Hepburn Quotes
January 20th, 1992 (January 20 1992)EventAir Inter Flight 148 crashes near Strasbourg, France, killing 82 passengers and 5 crew.
January 20th, 1991 (January 20 1991)EventSudan s government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country s Muslim north and Christian south.
January 20th, 1990 (January 20 1990)EventBlack Januarycrackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
January 20th, 1990 (January 20 1990)DeathHayedeh, Persian singer (born in 1942)
January 20th, 1990 (January 20 1990)DeathBarbara Stanwyck, American actress (born in 1907)
January 20th, 1989 (January 20 1989)DeathAlamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (born in 1938) Kabir Quotes
January 20th, 1988 (January 20 1988)DeathKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pashtun Nationalist & non-violent freedom fighter (born in 1890)
January 20th, 1988 (January 20 1988)DeathDora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (born in 1903)
January 20th, 1987 (January 20 1987)EventChurch of England envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.
January 20th, 1986 (January 20 1986)EventMartin Luther King, Jr., day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.Martin Luther Quotes
January 20th, 1984 (January 20 1984)BirthOlivia Hallinan, English Actress
January 20th, 1984 (January 20 1984)BirthToni Gonzaga, Filipina Actress and Singer
January 20th, 1984 (January 20 1984)DeathJohnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (born in 1904)
January 20th, 1983 (January 20 1983)BirthGeovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
January 20th, 1983 (January 20 1983)BirthPaula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
January 20th, 1983 (January 20 1983)DeathGarrincha, Brazilian footballer (born in 1933)
January 20th, 1981 (January 20 1981)EventIran releases 52 American hostages twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as U.S. President.Ronald Reagan Quotes
January 20th, 1981 (January 20 1981)BirthFreddy Guzman, Dominican baseball player
January 20th, 1981 (January 20 1981)BirthChristine Bleakley, BBC Television Host
January 20th, 1981 (January 20 1981)BirthOwen Hargreaves, English international footballer
January 20th, 1981 (January 20 1981)BirthCrystal Lowe, Canadian actress
January 20th, 1980 (January 20 1980)BirthPhilippe Cousteau Jr., Oceanographer/Environmentalist, grandson of Jacques Cousteau
January 20th, 1980 (January 20 1980)BirthBrigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
January 20th, 1980 (January 20 1980)BirthMatthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
January 20th, 1979 (January 20 1979)BirthRob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park)
January 20th, 1979 (January 20 1979)BirthAsaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
January 20th, 1979 (January 20 1979)BirthWill Young, British singer
January 20th, 1979 (January 20 1979)DeathGustav Winckler, Danish singer (born in 1925)
January 20th, 1978 (January 20 1978)BirthJoy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model
January 20th, 1978 (January 20 1978)BirthSonja Kesselschlager, German heptathlete
January 20th, 1978 (January 20 1978)BirthAllan Sogaard, Danish footballer
January 20th, 1977 (January 20 1977)BirthMelody, a Belgian singer
January 20th, 1976 (January 20 1976)BirthGretha Smit, Dutch speed skater
January 20th, 1975 (January 20 1975)BirthDavid Eckstein, American baseball player
January 20th, 1975 (January 20 1975)BirthNorberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
January 20th, 1973 (January 20 1973)BirthPrincess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
January 20th, 1973 (January 20 1973)DeathLorenz Bohler, Austrian physician (born in 1885)
January 20th, 1971 (January 20 1971)BirthDerrick Green, American singer (Sepultura)
January 20th, 1971 (January 20 1971)BirthGary Barlow, English singer, pianist, songwriter, band member of Take That and producer.
January 20th, 1971 (January 20 1971)BirthAhmir "?uestlove" Thompson, American drummer (The Roots)
January 20th, 1971 (January 20 1971)BirthBrian Giles, American baseball player
January 20th, 1971 (January 20 1971)DeathGilbert M. Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor, director, writer, and producer (born in 1880)
January 20th, 1970 (January 20 1970)BirthMitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
January 20th, 1970 (January 20 1970)BirthKerri Kenney-Silver, American actress
January 20th, 1970 (January 20 1970)BirthSkeet Ulrich, American actor
January 20th, 1969 (January 20 1969)EventThe first pulsar is discovered, in the Crab Nebula.
January 20th, 1969 (January 20 1969)BirthPatrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
January 20th, 1969 (January 20 1969)BirthNicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers)
January 20th, 1968 (January 20 1968)EventThe Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win the Game of the Century.
January 20th, 1968 (January 20 1968)BirthMelissa Rivers, American reporter and actress
January 20th, 1968 (January 20 1968)BirthRainn Wilson, American actor
January 20th, 1966 (January 20 1966)BirthStacey Dash, American actress
January 20th, 1966 (January 20 1966)BirthTracii Guns, American guitarist
January 20th, 1965 (January 20 1965)BirthColin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
January 20th, 1965 (January 20 1965)BirthGreg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
January 20th, 1965 (January 20 1965)BirthSophie, The Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
January 20th, 1965 (January 20 1965)BirthJohn Michael Montgomery, American singer
January 20th, 1965 (January 20 1965)BirthAnton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
January 20th, 1965 (January 20 1965)DeathAlan Freed, American disk jockey (born in 1922)
January 20th, 1964 (January 20 1964)BirthKazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
January 20th, 1963 (January 20 1963)BirthJames Denton, American actor
January 20th, 1962 (January 20 1962)DeathRobinson Jeffers, American poet (born in 1887)Robinson Jeffers Quotes
January 20th, 1960 (January 20 1960)EventHendrik Verwoerd announces a plebiscite on whether South Africa should become a Republic.
January 20th, 1960 (January 20 1960)BirthScott Thunes, American musician (Frank Zappa)Frank Zappa Quotes
January 20th, 1960 (January 20 1960)BirthWill Wright, American computer game designer
January 20th, 1958 (January 20 1958)BirthLorenzo Lamas, American actor
January 20th, 1956 (January 20 1956)BirthMaria Larsson, Swedish politician
January 20th, 1956 (January 20 1956)BirthBill Maher, American actor, comedian, and political analystBill Maher Quotes
January 20th, 1955 (January 20 1955)BirthWyatt Knight, American actor
January 20th, 1955 (January 20 1955)BirthJoe Doherty, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
January 20th, 1955 (January 20 1955)BirthHiromi Ota, Japanese singer
January 20th, 1954 (January 20 1954)EventThe National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
January 20th, 1954 (January 20 1954)DeathFred Root, English cricketer (born in 1890)
January 20th, 1952 (January 20 1952)BirthPaul Stanley, American musician (Kiss)
January 20th, 1951 (January 20 1951)BirthIvan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
January 20th, 1951 (January 20 1951)BirthIan Hill, British musician (Judas Priest)
January 20th, 1950 (January 20 1950)BirthLiza Goddard, British actress
January 20th, 1950 (January 20 1950)BirthEdward Hirsch. American poet
January 20th, 1950 (January 20 1950)BirthChuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey playerChuck D Quotes
January 20th, 1950 (January 20 1950)BirthMahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
January 20th, 1949 (January 20 1949)BirthGoran Persson, Prime Minister of Sweden
January 20th, 1948 (January 20 1948)BirthNatan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
January 20th, 1948 (January 20 1948)BirthNancy Kress, American writer
January 20th, 1947 (January 20 1947)BirthCyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
January 20th, 1947 (January 20 1947)DeathJosh Gibson, African-American baseball player (born in 1911)
January 20th, 1946 (January 20 1946)BirthDavid Lynch, American film director
January 20th, 1945 (January 20 1945)EventHungary ends its involvement in the Second World War, agreeing to an armistice with the Allies.
January 20th, 1945 (January 20 1945)BirthRobert Olen Butler, American writer
January 20th, 1945 (January 20 1945)BirthChristopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
January 20th, 1945 (January 20 1945)BirthEric Stewart, English musician and songwriter (10cc)
January 20th, 1944 (January 20 1944)EventWorld War II: The Royal Air Force drops 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.
January 20th, 1944 (January 20 1944)BirthJose Luis Garci, Spanish filmmaker
January 20th, 1944 (January 20 1944)DeathJames McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (born in 1860)
January 20th, 1943 (January 20 1943)BirthFarhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
January 20th, 1942 (January 20 1942)EventWorld War II: Nazis at the Wannsee conference in Berlin agree on the "final solution to the Jewish problem".
January 20th, 1941 (January 20 1941)BirthPierre Lalonde, Quebec singer and television host
January 20th, 1940 (January 20 1940)BirthCarol Heiss, American figure skater
January 20th, 1940 (January 20 1940)BirthKrishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
January 20th, 1940 (January 20 1940)DeathOmar Bundy, U.S. army general (born in 1861)
January 20th, 1939 (January 20 1939)BirthPaul Coverdell, American politician (died in 2000)
January 20th, 1938 (January 20 1938)BirthWilliam Berger, Austrian actor (died in 1993)
January 20th, 1938 (January 20 1938)BirthDerek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (died in 2007)
January 20th, 1937 (January 20 1937)EventFranklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. This is the first inauguration scheduled on January 20, following adoption of the 20th Amendment. Previous inaugurations were scheduled on March 4.
January 20th, 1937 (January 20 1937)BirthDorothy Provine, American singer, dancer and actress
January 20th, 1936 (January 20 1936)EventEdward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
January 20th, 1936 (January 20 1936)DeathKing George V of the United Kingdom (born in 1865) George V of the United Kingdom Quotes
January 20th, 1935 (January 20 1935)BirthJoan Weston, Roller Derby Queen (died in 1997)
January 20th, 1934 (January 20 1934)BirthTom Baker, British actor
January 20th, 1933 (January 20 1933)BirthRon Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (died in 2001)
January 20th, 1932 (January 20 1932)BirthLou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player
January 20th, 1931 (January 20 1931)BirthDavid Lee, American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
January 20th, 1930 (January 20 1930)BirthEdwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., astronautBuzz Aldrin Quotes
January 20th, 1929 (January 20 1929)EventIn Old Arizona, the first full-length talking film filmed outdoors, is released.
January 20th, 1929 (January 20 1929)BirthJimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer
January 20th, 1929 (January 20 1929)BirthBob Denard, French mercenary
January 20th, 1929 (January 20 1929)BirthArte Johnson, American actor
January 20th, 1929 (January 20 1929)BirthGlenn "Fireball" Roberts, American race car driver (died in 1964)
January 20th, 1926 (January 20 1926)BirthJamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
January 20th, 1926 (January 20 1926)BirthQurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (died in 2007)
January 20th, 1926 (January 20 1926)BirthPatricia Neal, American actress
January 20th, 1926 (January 20 1926)BirthDavid Tudor, American pianist and composer (died in 1996)
January 20th, 1925 (January 20 1925)BirthErnesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan theologian and author and politician
January 20th, 1924 (January 20 1924)BirthSlim Whitman, American singer
January 20th, 1923 (January 20 1923)BirthNora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer
January 20th, 1922 (January 20 1922)BirthRay Anthony, American trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter and actor
January 20th, 1921 (January 20 1921)EventThe first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
January 20th, 1921 (January 20 1921)BirthTelmo Zarraonaindia, Spanish footballer (died in 2006)
January 20th, 1920 (January 20 1920)EventThe American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
January 20th, 1920 (January 20 1920)BirthFederico Fellini, Italian film director (died in 1993)
January 20th, 1920 (January 20 1920)BirthDeForest Kelley, American actor (died in 1999)
January 20th, 1920 (January 20 1920)BirthThorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (died in 2006)
January 20th, 1920 (January 20 1920)DeathGeorg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (born in 1876)
January 20th, 1919 (January 20 1919)BirthJuan Garcia Esquivel, Mexican bandleader (died in 2002)
January 20th, 1915 (January 20 1915)BirthGhulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (died in 2006)
January 20th, 1910 (January 20 1910)BirthJoy Adamson, Austrian naturalist and writer (died in 1980)
January 20th, 1907 (January 20 1907)BirthPaula Wessely, Austrian actress (died in 2000)
January 20th, 1902 (January 20 1902)BirthLeon Ames, American actor (died in 1993)
January 20th, 1901 (January 20 1901)DeathZenobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (born in 1826)
January 20th, 1900 (January 20 1900)BirthColin Clive, British actor (died in 1937)
January 20th, 1900 (January 20 1900)DeathJohn Ruskin, art critic (born in 1819)John Ruskin Quotes
January 20th, 1899 (January 20 1899)BirthKenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (died in 1990)Ken Kay Quotes
January 20th, 1898 (January 20 1898)BirthU Razak, Burmese politician (died in 1947)
January 20th, 1896 (January 20 1896)BirthGeorge Burns, American actor, comedian (died in 1996)
January 20th, 1896 (January 20 1896)BirthIsabel Withers, American actress (died in 1968)
January 20th, 1894 (January 20 1894)BirthWalter Piston, American composer (died in 1976)
January 20th, 1893 (January 20 1893)BirthGeorg Aberg, Swedish athlete (died in 1946)
January 20th, 1892 (January 20 1892)EventAt the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, the first official basketball game is played.
January 20th, 1891 (January 20 1891)BirthMischa Elman, Ukrainian born violinist (died in 1967)
January 20th, 1891 (January 20 1891)DeathDavid Kalakaua, King of Hawaii (born in 1836)
January 20th, 1889 (January 20 1889)BirthAllan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; died in 1969)
January 20th, 1887 (January 20 1887)EventThe United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
January 20th, 1885 (January 20 1885)EventL.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
January 20th, 1880 (January 20 1880)BirthWalter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (died in 1962)
January 20th, 1878 (January 20 1878)BirthFinlay Currie, British actor (died in 1968)
January 20th, 1878 (January 20 1878)BirthRuth St. Denis, dancer (died in 1968)
January 20th, 1876 (January 20 1876)BirthJozef Hofmann, Polish pianist (died in 1967)
January 20th, 1875 (January 20 1875)DeathJean-Francois Millet, French painter (born in 1814)
January 20th, 1873 (January 20 1873)BirthJohannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish Nobel laureate (died in 1950)
January 20th, 1873 (January 20 1873)DeathThe Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (born in 1799)
January 20th, 1867 (January 20 1867)BirthYvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (died in 1944)
January 20th, 1855 (January 20 1855)BirthErnest Chausson, French composer (died in 1899)
January 20th, 1850 (January 20 1850)DeathAdam Oehlenschlager, Danish poet (born in 1779)
January 20th, 1848 (January 20 1848)DeathChristian VIII of Denmark (born in 1786)
January 20th, 1841 (January 20 1841)EventHong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
January 20th, 1840 (January 20 1840)EventDumont D Urville discovers Adelie Land, Antarctica.
January 20th, 1840 (January 20 1840)EventWillem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
January 20th, 1839 (January 20 1839)EventIn the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
January 20th, 1837 (January 20 1837)BirthDavid Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (died in 1910)
January 20th, 1834 (January 20 1834)BirthGeorge D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1896)
January 20th, 1819 (January 20 1819)DeathKing Charles IV of Spain (born in 1748)
January 20th, 1812 (January 20 1812)BirthThomas Meik, Scottish engineer (died in 1896)
January 20th, 1810 (January 20 1810)DeathBenjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (born in 1722)
January 20th, 1804 (January 20 1804)BirthEugene Sue, French novelist (died in 1857)
January 20th, 1801 (January 20 1801)EventJohn Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.John Marshall Quotes
January 20th, 1798 (January 20 1798)BirthAnson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (died in 1858)
January 20th, 1788 (January 20 1788)EventThe third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides Botany Bay is unsuitable for location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson.
January 20th, 1783 (January 20 1783)EventThe Kingdom of Great Britain signs a peace treaty with France and Spain, officially ending hostilities in the Revolutionary War.
January 20th, 1783 (January 20 1783)BirthJustus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (died in 1860)
January 20th, 1781 (January 20 1781)BirthJoseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (died in 1848)
January 20th, 1779 (January 20 1779)DeathDavid Garrick, English actor (born in 1717)
January 20th, 1775 (January 20 1775)BirthAndre-Marie Ampere, French physicist (died in 1836)
January 20th, 1770 (January 20 1770)DeathCharles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (born in 1722)
January 20th, 1751 (January 20 1751)DeathJohn Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (born in 1665)
January 20th, 1739 (January 20 1739)DeathFrancesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (born in 1659)
January 20th, 1716 (January 20 1716)BirthKing Charles III of Spain (died in 1788)
January 20th, 1716 (January 20 1716)BirthJean-Jacques Barthelemy, French writer and numismatist (died in 1795)
January 20th, 1709 (January 20 1709)DeathFrancois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (born in 1624) Louis XIV of France Quotes
January 20th, 1707 (January 20 1707)DeathHumphrey Hody, English theologian (born in 1659)
January 20th, 1667 (January 20 1667)EventThe Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to Imperial Russia in the treaty of Andrusovo.
January 20th, 1666 (January 20 1666)DeathAnna of Austria, wife of Louis XIII of France and regent (born in 1601)
January 20th, 1664 (January 20 1664)BirthGiovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (died in 1718)
January 20th, 1649 (January 20 1649)EventCharles I of England goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes".
January 20th, 1612 (January 20 1612)DeathRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1552)
January 20th, 1586 (January 20 1586)BirthJohann Schein, German composer (died in 1630)
January 20th, 1576 (January 20 1576)EventThe Mexican city of Leon is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martin Enriquez de Almansa.
January 20th, 1568 (January 20 1568)DeathMyles Coverdale, English Bible translator
January 20th, 1554 (January 20 1554)BirthKing Sebastian of Portugal (died in 1578)
January 20th, 1523 (January 20 1523)EventChristian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
January 20th, 1502 (January 20 1502)EventThe present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
January 20th, 1479 (January 20 1479)DeathKing John II of Aragon (born in 1397)
January 20th, 1435 (January 20 1435)BirthAshikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (died in 1490)
January 20th, 1358 (January 20 1358)BirthEleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (died in 1382)
January 20th, 1356 (January 20 1356)EventEdward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland.
January 20th, 1320 (January 20 1320)EventDuke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
January 20th, 1292 (January 20 1292)BirthElisabeth I of Bohemia (died in 1330)
January 20th, 1265 (January 20 1265)EventIn Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now also known as the "Houses of Parliament".
January 20th, 1191 (January 20 1191)DeathFrederick VI, Duke of Swabia (born in 1167)
January 20th, 1156 (January 20 1156)EventAccording to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of lake Koylionjarvi in Finland.
January 20th, 1156 (January 20 1156)DeathBishop Henry, patron saint of Finland
January 20th, 0250 (January 20 0250)EventEmperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian was martyredied in Afterwards the Donatist controversy over readmitting lapsed Christians disaffects many in North Africa.
January 20th, 0225 (January 20 0225)BirthGordian III, Roman Emperor (died in 244)

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