1547 in History – What happened in year 1547

✅ Published on March 22nd, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1547 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1547.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1547 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 januaryNine-year-old Edward VI became the first Protestant ruler of England, during whose reign Protestantism was established for the first time in the country with reforms that included the abolition of clericalcelibacy and the mass.
24 aprilSchmalkaldic War-Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, led Imperial troops to a decisive victory in the Battle of Mühlberg over the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League of Protestant princes.
10 septemberAnglo-Scottish Wars-English forces defeated the Scots at theBattle of Pinkie Cleugh near Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland.


Famous birthdays in the year 1547:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 March Rudolph Goclenius / Philosopher / Germany
05 DecemberUbbo Emmius / Historian / Netherlands
14 SeptemberJohan van Oldenbarnevelt / Politician / Netherlands
18 OctoberJustus Lipsius / Scholar / Belgium
22 SeptemberPhilipp Nicodemus Frischlin / Poet / Germany
24 January Joanna of Austria / Duchess / Austria
28 JuneCristofano Malvezzi / Composer / Italy
29 SeptemberMiguel de Cervantes / Poet / Spain
29 OctoberPrincess Sophia of Sweden / Princess / Sweden
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