1547 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 16 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow
  • Jan 19 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 24 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • Mar 1 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • Apr 13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
  • Sep 14 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch Grand Pensionary
  • Sep 16 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
  • Sep 22 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
  • Oct 18 Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian
  • Nov 12 Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575). 2nd daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
  • Dec 5 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian

Weddings in History

  • Feb 3 Russian Tsar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • Jan 16 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
  • Jan 19 Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
  • Jan 24 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed for treason
  • Jan 25 Lieven Algoet, Flemish humanist, dies

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Jan 28 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Mar 30 Francois I of Valois-Angouleme, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52

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Mar 31 King Francis I of France (1515-47), dies complaining about the weight of the crown at 52

  • Jun 21 Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
  • Aug 7 Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies
  • Sep 10 Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
  • Oct 19 Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46

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Dec 2 Hernán Cortés, Spanish conquistador (defeated the Aztec Empire and colonized large parts of Mexico), dies of pleurisy at 61 or 62

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés