What Happened In History Year 1547

Historical Events for the Year 1547

  • 13th January » Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death.
  • 16th January » Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar named Czar of Russia.
  • 28th January » Henry VIII of England or Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI of England called Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
  • 20th February » Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 24th April » Battle of Mühlberg. Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba e.g Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor or Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
  • 25th July » Henry II of France is Coronation called crowned.
  • 10th September » The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI of England e.g Edward VI.

Famous Birthdays in 1547

  • 1st March » Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • 28th June » Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1599)
  • 14th September » Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch politician (d. 1619)
  • 22nd September » Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)
  • 29th September » Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1616)
  • 18th October » Justus Lipsius, Belgian philologist (d. 1606)
  • 12th November » Claude of Valois (d. 1575)
  • 5th December » Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (d. 1625)

Famous Deaths in History for 1547

  • 16th January » Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
  • 19th January » Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1517)
  • 28th January » Henry VIII of England (b. 1491)
  • 31st March » Francis I of France (b. 1494)
  • 21st June » Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
  • 2nd December » Hernán Cortés, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1485)

Historical events for the year 1547 by month