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What Happened in 1547

Historical Events in 1547

  • Jan 28 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as King of England
  • Feb 20 King Edward VI of England crowned following the death of his father Henry VIII
  • Mar 31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France
  • Apr 24 Battle of Muhlberg: Catholic forces under Emperor Charles V defeat Protestant princes John Frederick I and Philip I of Hesse
  • May 16 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
  • May 19 Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel
  • Jun 13 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Jun 21 Great fire in Moscow, 2-3,000 killed

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