On This Day

Historical Events in January 1547

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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

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII