On This Day

What Happened in March 1547

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestFrancis I of France

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