Luther and the Princes timeline 1521-55

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Date

Event

1521

Luther goes into hiding after diet of worms

1522-29

Charles V out of Germany

1525

Albrecht of Hohenhollen converted to Lutheranism

1526

Philip of Hesse converted to Lutheranism

1527

John (elector of Saxony) converted to Lutheranism

1529

Diet of Speyer: Lutherans ‘protested’ at the suggestion the edict of worms be enforced

1530

Augsburg Confession: Lutherans drew up common statement of belief for the first time

1531

League of Schmalkalden: Lutherans organised military alliance

1534

Württemburg became protestant

1535

Joachim, Elector of Brandenburg, became protestant

1539

Heinrich, Duke of Saxony became Protestant

1540

Philip of Hesse’s reputation destroyed by bigamy Scandal

1541

Diet of Regensburg: Charles V decided to use military force to crush Lutherans

1544

Ottoman empire scaled down military campaigns

 

Charles V turned attention back to Protestant problems

1547

Battle of Muhlberg: Charles V defeats League of Schmalkalden

1548

Interim of Ausburg

1555

Peace of Ausburg: Charles V accepted religious divisions in empire are permanent

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1529: Diet of Speyer: In Charles' absence, catholic princes attempted to secure implementation

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