On This Day

What Happened in January 1547

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

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

Henry VIII

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