On This Day

What Happened in January 1547

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Jan 19 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is executed in the Tower of London for treason

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • Jan 16 Johannes Schöner, German polymath, astronomer and cartographer (Schöner globes), dies at 70
  • 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
  • Jan 27 Anna of Bohemia and Hungary, Queen of the Romans, dies at 43

Person of interestHenry VIII

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII