Martin Luther and the German Reformation to 1555

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1483
Luther is born in Eisleben, a town ruled by the Counts of Mansfield.
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1484
Luther moves to Mansfield, Electoral Saxony.
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1501
Luther studies law at the ancient University of Erfurt.
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1505
Luther becomes a monk, joining the Augustinian Observants at Erfurt.
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1512
Luther appointed as Professor of Biblical Studies at the new University of Wittenberg, Electoral Saxony.
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1513
Luther's lectures lead him to developing his new theology.
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1517
Luther protests against the sale of indulgences by writing the 95 Theses.
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Oct 1518
The Augsburg Meeting: Luther meets Pope Leo X's representative, Cardinal Cajetan.
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Jul 1519
The Leipzig Debate: Luther debates his views with John Eck.
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Jun 1520
Pope Leo X issues the papal bull of excommunication 'Exsurge Domine'.
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1520
Luther publishes 24 books setting out his views on doctrine and reform of the Church, including 'The Address to the German Nobility', 'The Freedom of a Christian' and 'The Babylonish Captivity of the Christian Church'.
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Dec 1520
Luther burns the papal bull in public at Wittenberg.
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Apr 1521
The Diet of Worms. Luther states his case before the Emperor Charles V. The Edict of Worms declares Luther an outlaw.
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May 1521
Luther leaves Worms but is taken to Wartburg Castle.
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1522
Luther returns to Wittenberg to take charge of a reformation; translates and publishes the New Testament in German.
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1525
Luther marries a former nun, Catherine von Bora and has six children born between 1526 and 1534; criticises the Peasants' War.
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1526
Luther publishes the German Mass, to be used in Saxony.
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1529
Luther takes part in the Colloquy at Marburg.
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1529
Luther publishes the Great Catechism and Small Catechism, statements of his beliefs and how Church services should be organised.
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1534
Luther publishes the Old Testament in German.
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1546
Luther dies at Eisleben.
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