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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Ivan IV
Ivan IV becomes tsar
of all Russia .
Andrea Doria
The uprising against Andrea Doria in Genoa fails.
Battle of Drakenburg
The Battle of Drakenburg is the last battle in the Schmalkaldic War . The Protestant army of the Schmalkaldic League defeats the imperial troops .
1547 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 995/996 (turn of the year July)
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Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the fire sheep丁未 ( at the beginning of the year fire horse 丙午)

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Seleucid era Babylon: 1857/58 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1858/59 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1603/04 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Edward VI.

On January 28 dies Henry VIII. In the Palace of Whitehall in London. Edward VI follows him . , his nine-year-old son by marriage to Jane Seymour , to the throne of England and Ireland . The accession to the throne is unproblematic, as Heinrich expressly designated him as his successor in his last will of December 30, 1546. In addition, a ten-member throne councilor has been appointed to take care of government business while Edward is a minor. The council consists mostly of people who have already gained influence under the old king. The principal members of the council are Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford , a brother of the late Jane Seymour, and John Dudley, Viscount Lisle and Sir William Paget, 1st Baron Paget .

The members of the council are mostly reformers in the sense of an independent English state church . Catholics Stephen Gardiner , Bishop of Winchester, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and Thomas Thirlby are excluded from the council. The members of the council request the new King Edward VI. now for a confirmation of the appointment, in order to take the wind out of the sails of those who doubt the legality of King Henry's last will.

On March 13th, Edward VI confirmed. the members of the council with the exception of Lord Chancellor Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton . King Edward names his uncle Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset and gives him the office of Lord Protector . Seymour is granted the right to change the council as it sees fit. He thus becomes the real ruler in England. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer , also had a strong influence on the young king.

Republic of Genoa

Giovanni Luigi de Fieschi and others start an uprising against the rule of the Genoese Doge Andrea Doria in Genoa on January 2nd . The Fiesco conspiracy fails and the rebel drowns in the harbor when he falls into the water in heavy armor.

Schmalkaldic War

Territory changes in Saxony and Thuringia after the Wittenberg surrender

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire




Schmalkaldischer Bundestaler 1546, on the left the Saxon side with the portrait of the Elector Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous , on the right the Hessian side with Philip of Hesse


Religion and society

Historical maps and views

The possessions of the House of Habsburg in 1547


Date of birth saved

Miguel de Cervantes

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1547


First half of the year

Henry VIII

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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