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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 final battle of the Schmalkaldic War . The Protestant army of the Schmalkaldic League defeats the imperial troops .
1547 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 995/996 (July turn of the year)
Ethiopian calendar 1539/40
Buddhist calendar 2090/91 (Southern Buddhism); 2089/90 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the Fire Sheep 丁未 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Horse 丙午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 909/910 (New Year's April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3880/81 (2/3 October)
Iranian calendar 925/926
Islamic calendar 953/954 (New Year February 20th/21st)
Jewish calendar 5307/08 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 1263/64
Malayalam calendar 722/723
Seleucid era Babylon: 1857/58 (April turn of the year)

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

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese calendar) 1603/04 (April New Year)


politics and world affairs


Edward VI

Henry VIII dies in the Palace of Whitehall in London on January 28th . Edward VI succeeds him . , his nine - year - old son by his marriage to Jane Seymour , to the throne of England and Ireland . The accession to the throne was unproblematic, since Henry expressly designated him as his successor in his last will of December 30, 1546. In addition, a ten-member throne council was appointed to take care of government business during Edward's minority. The council consists mostly of people who have already gained influence under the old king. The Council's principal members 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 for the most part 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 barred from the council. The members of the Council ask 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 doubted the legality of King Henry's last will.

On March 13 Edward VI confirms. the members of the Council except Lord Chancellor Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton . King Edward makes his uncle Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset and makes him Lord Protector . Seymour is granted the right to change the Council at his own discretion. He thus becomes the actual ruler in England. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer , also exerted a strong influence on the young king.

Republic of Genoa

Giovanni Luigi de Fieschi , with others, undertakes an uprising against the rule of the Genoese Doge Andrea Doria in Genoa on 2 January . Fiesco's conspiracy fails, and the rebel drowns in the harbor after falling into the water in heavy armour.

Schmalkaldic War

Territorial changes in Saxony and Thuringia after the Wittenberg capitulation

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire




Schmalkaldic federal thaler 1546, on the left the Saxon side with the portrait of 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 1547


date of birth saved

Miguel de Cervantes
  • September: Miguel de Cervantes , Spanish author (died 1616)
  • 2 October: Philipp Ludwig , Count Palatine and Duke of Palatinate-Neuburg († 1614)
  • October 18: Justus Lipsius , Flemish legal philosopher and philologist († 1606)
  • November 7: Rudolf Hospinian , Swiss evangelical clergyman and theologian († 1626)
  • November 10: Gebhard I of Waldburg , Elector and Archbishop of Cologne († 1601)
  • November 10: Martin Moller , German mystic, devotional writer and hymn poet († 1606)
  • November 12: Claudia of Valois , French Princess and Duchess of Lorraine († 1575)
  • November 25: Samuel Fischer , German theologian († 1600)
  • December 5: Ubbo Emmius , East Frisian historian and founding rector of the University of Groningen († 1625)

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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