1547 in history

1547 events chronologically

Jan 13 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death
Jan 16 Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Czar of Russia
Jan 28 Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England
Feb 20 Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey
Apr 24 Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League
Jul 25 Henry II of France is crowned
Sep 10 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

Top 7 most famous people born in 1547

Jan 24 Joanna of Austria Grand Duchess of Tuscany born an Archduchess of Austria as the youngest daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. By marriage, she was the Grand Princess of Tuscany and later the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. One of her daughters was Marie de Medici, second wife of King Henry IV of France
Mar 1 Rudolph Goclenius a German scholastic philosopher who lived from March 1, 1547 to June 8, 1628. Gockel’s main contribution to science was his invention of the term “psychology” in 1590. Gockel also had extensive backing and significant contributions to the field of ontology. He extended on many ideas from Aristotle, such as both the introduction of ontology and metaphysics. Several of Gockel’s ideas were published and built upon by later philosophers. To this day, Gockel’s main contribution remains his terming of “psychology.”
Sep 14 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt a Dutch statesman who played an important role in the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain.
Sep 29 Miguel de Cervantes a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.
Oct 18 Justus Lipsius a Flemish philologist and humanist. Lipsius wrote a series of works designed to revive ancient Stoicism in a form that would be compatible with Christianity. The most famous of these is De Constantia. His form of Stoicism influenced a number of contemporary thinkers, creating the intellectual movement of Neostoicism. He taught at the universities in Jena, Leiden and Leuven
Nov 12 Claude of Valois the second daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
Dec 5 Ubbo Emmius a German historian and geographer.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1547

Jan 18 Pietro Bembo an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage. His writings assisted in the 16th-century revival of interest in the works of Petrarch. Bembo's ideas were also decisive in the formation of the most important secular musical form of the 16th century, the madrigal
Jan 28 Henry VIII of England King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII
Feb 25 Vittoria Colonna an Italian noblewoman and poet. She developed an artistic friendship with Michelangelo Buonarroti, with whom she exchanged verse. The early death of her husband, in 1525, gave Colonna the opportunity to develop and maintain her literary contacts and become one of the most popular poets of sixteenth-century Italy
Mar 31 Francis I of France a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1515 until his death. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his cousin and father-in-law Louis XII, who died without a male heir
Jun 21 Sebastiano del Piombo an Italian painter of the High Renaissance and early Mannerist periods famous for his combination of the colors of the Venetian school and the monumental forms of the Roman school.
Sep 10 Pier Luigi Farnese Duke of Parma the first Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro, from 1545 to 1547.
Dec 2 Hernán Cortés a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas