Events in History in 1547

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

  • Feb 20 King Edward VI of England crowned following the death of his father Henry VIII

Historic Event

Mar 31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as King of France

Victory in Battle

Apr 24 Battle of Muhlberg: Catholic forces under Emperor Charles V defeat Protestant princes John Frederick I and Philip I of Hesse

  • May 16 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
  • May 19 Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel

Historic Event

Jun 13 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

  • Jun 21 Great fire in Moscow, a third of the largely wooden city destroyed and 2-3,000 killed

The Protestant Reformation

Jun 23 Champion of the Protestant Reformation, Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse is captured and taken to south Germany

  • Jul 25 Henry II of France is crowned
  • Sep 1 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demands creation of an Imperial League (German state)
  • Sep 10 Battle of Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots

Historic Event

Sep 10 English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)