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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1510s  1520s  1530s  – 1540s –  1550s  1560s  1570s
Years: 1544 1545 154615471548 1549 1550

1547 was a common year starting on a Saturday in the Julian calendar. It was the 547th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 16th century and the 8th year of the 1540s decade.

Habsburg Map 1547
A map showing Habsburg possessions in 1547

Summary

1547 was a year that marked the deaths of two powerful European Kings - Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. In England, Henry's nine-year-old son took over as Edward VI of England, while in France, Henry II became the next King. Also, during this year, Ivan IV of Russia was crowned Tsar. He later became better known as Ivan the Terrible.

Events

Edward VI of England c. 1546
Edward VI of England becomes King at the age of nine years.

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Births

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  • Matteo Perez d'Aleccio, Italian painter (d. 1616)
  • Mateo Alemán, Spanish novelist (d. 1609)
  • Peter Bales, English calligrapher (d. 1610)
  • Oichi, Japanese noblewoman (d. 1583)
  • Krzysztof Mikolaj "the Lightning" Radziwill, Polish nobleman (d. 1603)
  • Richard Stanyhurst, English translator (d. 1618)
  • Roemer Visscher, Dutch writer (d. 1620)
  • Stanislaw Zolkiewski, Polish nobleman (d. 1620)

Deaths

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