On This Day

What Happened in March 1547

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as King of France

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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

Francis I of France

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