Events in year of 1547

  • 01-13Earl Henry Howard of Surrey sentenced to death
  • 01-16Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
  • 01-289-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as King of England
  • 02-03Russian Czar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova
  • 02-20King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
  • 03-31Henry II succeeds Francois I as King of France
  • 05-16Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
  • 05-19Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel
  • 06-13King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Turkish Sultan Suleiman
  • 06-20Count Philip van Hessen captured
  • 06-21Great fire in Moscow
  • 09-01Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)
  • 09-10Battle at Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
  • 09-10English demand Edward VI, 10, wed Mary Queen of Scots, 5

People born in year of 1547

  • 02-24Jan of Austria: Spanish military man / land guardian of the Netherland
  • 05-20Melchior Bischoff: Composer
  • 06-28Cristofano Malvezzi: Composer
  • 09-14Johan van Oldenbarnevelt: Dutch Grand Pensionary
  • 09-16Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi: Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
  • 10-09Miguel de Cervantes: Novelist (Don Quixote)
  • 10-18Justus Lipsius [Joost Lips]: Dutch classic philologist / historian
  • 12-05Ubbo Emmius [van Embden]: Dutch-Frisian humanist / historian

People died in year of 1547

  • 01-25Lieven Algoet: Flemish humanist
  • 01-28Henry VIII: King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
  • 08-07Cajetanus van Thiene: Italian saint
  • 09-02Hernan Cortes: Spanish General defeated Aztec Indians
  • 09-10Pierlugi Faraese: Italian Son of Pope Paul III, murdered
  • 10-19Pierino del Vaga: Italian painter, dies at about 46

Events in year of 1548

  • 06-30Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans
  • 07-16La Paz, Bolivia is founded
  • 08-15Mary Queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France

People born in year of 1548

  • 03-13Sasbout Vosmeer: Dutch Catholic theologist / apostole
  • 03-18Cornelis Ketel: Dutch portrait painter / poet
  • 12-23Pieter C Bockenberg: Historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)

People died in year of 1548

  • 01-23Bernardo Pisano: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-01Sigismund I [the Elder]: King of Poland, dies at 81
  • 08-06Georg Rhau / Rhaw: German cantor / Composer / music publisher
  • 09-05Catharine Parr: Queen of England / Wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36
  • 11-16Caspar Cruciger: German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 12-24Maximilian of Egmond: Dutch count / stadholder of Frisia