Historical Events in 1547

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  • Jan 16 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow
  • Jan 19 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason

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Jan 28 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Feb 20 King Edward VI of England was crowned following death of Henry VIII

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Mar 31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • Apr 24 Battle of Muhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
  • May 16 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
  • May 19 Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel

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Jun 13 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Jun 20 Count Philip van Hessen captured
  • Jun 21 Great fire in Moscow, 2-3,000 killed
  • Jul 25 Henry II of France is crowned.
  • Sep 1 Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)
  • Sep 10 Battle of Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
  • Sep 10 English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)