Timeline of the German Reformation 1517-1555

I have collected and pooled revision resources from this website to create a detailed timeline for AS. I have also added my own information. The later years are more detailed than the earlier due to the fact that personally, I find the earlier years easier to wrap my head around. Let me know if there are any errors!

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The German Reformation:

Throughout 1517 Tetzel is selling indulgences in territories of Albert of Mainz which
prompts Luther's 95 Theses

31st October 1517 Martin Luther published the Ninety-Five Theses attacking

October 1518 Luther was summoned to Augsburg for a meeting with Cardinal
Cajetan, and asked to recant his writings.…

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1522 Luther returns to Wittenberg to take charge of the reformation
with his newly published New Testament in German.

1530 The Diet of Augsburg. Charles V wants to find common ground
between the Lutherans and the Catholics. Luther refuses to go.
Melanchthon represents Lutheranism's belief instead. He writes
up 28…

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slay whoever you can" and saying that if they die doing it "a more
blessed death cannot be found".

May 15th 1525 The joint troops of Philip of Hesse and George Duke of Clarence
defeat the Anabaptist leader of the Peasants war, Thomas
Müntzer who is tortured then executed following…

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October 1529 In the Marburg Colloquy Ulrich Zwingli argues with Martin Luther
about the Eucharist, aside from this matter their views are largely

June 25th 1530 The Diet of the Empire is held in Augsburg (commonly referred to
as the Diet of Augsburg). The original purpose of the Diet…

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wine. It was the first significant step in the process of the
legitimisation of Protestantism as a valid alternative to

August 1552 The Peace of Passau is a precursor of the Peace of Augsburg in
which the implementation of the Augsburg Interim is cancelled
and the Protestant princes are…


Gracefield Jones


really helpful thanks

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