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This article is about the year 1547.
|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1510s 1520s 1530s – 1540s – 1550s 1560s 1570s|
|Years:||1544 1545 1546 – 1547 – 1548 1549 1550|
|1547 by topic|
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|Ab urbe condita||2300|
|English Regnal year||38 Hen. 8 – 1 Edw. 6|
|Chinese calendar||丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4243 or 4183
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4244 or 4184
|- Vikram Samvat||1603–1604|
|- Shaka Samvat||1469–1470|
|- Kali Yuga||4648–4649|
|Japanese calendar||Tenbun 16
|Minguo calendar||365 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2089–2090|
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- January 16 – Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia. This replaces the 264-year-old Grand Duchy of Moscow with the Tsardom of Russia.
- January 28 – Edward VI succeeds his father Henry VIII as King of England.
- February 20 – Edward VI of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
- March 31 – Henry II succeeds his father Francis I as King of France.
- April 4 – Catherine Parr, widow of King Henry VIII of England, secretly marries Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley.
- April 24 – Battle of Mühlberg: Emperor Charles V defeats the Lutheran forces of the Schmalkaldic League.
- August 13 – The Duchy of Brittany unites with the Kingdom of France.
- September 10 – Battle of Pinkie Cleugh: An English army under the Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of England, defeats a Scottish army under James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran, the Regent. The English seize Edinburgh.
- The first book in the Lithuanian language is printed (The Simple Words of Catechism by Martynas Mažvydas).
- Huguenots increasingly immigrate to the English county of Kent, especially Canterbury.
- The Chambre Ardente is established in Paris for trying heretics.
- Work on construction of the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley for Francis I of France ceases.
- John Dee visits the Low Countries to study navigation with Gemma Frisius.
- Edward VI of England outlaws execution by boiling.
- January 15 – Duchess Hedwig of Württemberg, by marriage countess of Hesse-Marburg (d. 1590)
- January 20 – Laurence Bruce, Scottish politician (d. 1617)
- January 24 – Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Austrian Archduchess (d. 1578)
- February 8 – Girolamo Mattei, Catholic cardinal (d. 1603)
- February 18 – Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, One of the main co-founders of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy (d. 1621)
- February 24 – Don John of Austria, military leader (d. 1578)
- March 1 – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
- March 26 – Bernardino Bertolotti, Italian instrumentalist and composer (d. 1609)
- April 8 – Lucrezia Bendidio, noblewoman and singer in Renaissance Ferrara (d. 1584)
- May 15 – Magnus Pegel, German mathematician (d. 1619)
- May 19 – Gustaf Banér, Swedish nobleman and member of the Privy Council of Sweden (d. 1600)
- June 28 – Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1599)
- July 5 – Garzia de' Medici, Italian noble (d. 1562)
- August 10 – Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1619)
- September 10 – George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1596)
- September 14 – Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch statesman (d. 1619)
- September 22 – Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
- September 24 – Faizi, Indo-Persian poet and scholar (d. 1595)
- September 29 – Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer (d. 1616)
- October 2 – Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1569-1614) and Count Palatine of Sulzbach (1604-1614) (d. 1614)
- October 18 – Justus Lipsius, Flemish humanist (d. 1606)
- October 27 – Flaminio Scala, Italian playwright and stage actor (d. 1624)
- October 29 – Princess Sophia of Sweden, Swedish princess (d. 1611)
- November 7 – Rudolf Hospinian, Swiss writer (d. 1626)
- November 10
- November 12 – Claude of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France (d. 1575)
- November 26 – Nicolaus Taurellus, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1606)
- December 5 – Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (d. 1625)
- December 15 – Magdalena of Nassau-Dillenburg, German noblewoman (d. 1633)
- date unknown
- Matteo Perez d'Aleccio, Italian painter (d. 1616)
- Mateo Alemán, Spanish novelist and man of letters (d. 1609)
- Peter Bales, English calligrapher (d. 1610)
- Oichi, Japanese noblewoman (d. 1583)
- Krzysztof Mikołaj "the Thunderbolt" Radziwiłł, Polish nobleman (d. 1603)
- Richard Stanihurst, English translator of Virgil (d. 1618)
- Roemer Visscher, Dutch writer (d. 1620)
- Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish nobleman (d. 1620)
- January 16 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
- January 18 – Pietro Bembo, Italian cardinal and scholar (b. 1470)
- January 19 – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1517)
- January 28 – King Henry VIII of England (b. 1491)
- February 25 – Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara (b. 1490)
- February 28 – Philippa of Guelders, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1467)
- March 31 – King Francis I of France (b. 1494)
- May 22 – Daniel, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. c. 1492)
- June 21 – Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
- August 7 – Saint Cajetan, born in Vicenza (b. 1480)
- December 2 – Hernán Cortés, Spanish conquistador (b. 1485)
- December 28 – Konrad Peutinger, German humanist and antiquarian (b. 1465)
- date unknown