On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1547

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Schöner, German polymath, astronomer and cartographer (Schöner globes), dies at 70
1547 Highlights

About January 16, 1547

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 473 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn