Explain why the Diet of Worms took place. (12)

  • in 1512 Luther was appointed professor of Biblical studies at the University of Wittenberg in Electoral Saxony
  • 1514 Tetzel begins his sale of indulgences
  • 1517 Luther protests the sale of indulgences amongst other things by writing the 95 Theses
  • 1518 Meeting at Augsburg where Cardinal Cajetan represented the Pope and attempted to get Luther to admit he was wrong and was defying the authority of the Pope however this only pushed Luther to deny the Pope further
  • 1519 Leipzig Debate - a public debate on Luther's teachings in the presence of one of Luther opponents Duke George
    • Luther was against one of the best debaters around at the time (John…


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