the german reformation 1500-1559 - main events

October 1517
Luther writes the 95 Theses on abuses within the Catholic Church and pins them to the front of Wittenberg Castle Church
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October 1518
Luther summoned to Augsburg and threatened by Cardinal Cajetan
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1519
Leipzig Debate with Johann Eck
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June 1520
Exsurge Domine, papal bull by the Pope Leo X against 95 Theses. Luther excommunicated
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August 1520
Address to the Christian Nobility - pamphlet by Luther
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October 1520
On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church - pamphlet by Luther
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November 1520
On the Freedom of a Christian - pamphlet by Luther
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April 1521
Diet of Worms, where Luther refuses to condemn his writings though urged to by Emperor Charles V. Edict of Worms, forbade anyone from reading/owning his works
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May 1521
"Kidnapped" for protectionby Frederick the Wise, publishes New Testament in German during stay at Wartburg Castle
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1522
Knights' War - led by Ulrich von Hutten and Franz von Sickingen against the Pope. Luther's teachings used to justify seizure of church lands. Ended in 1523.
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1524
Peasants' War begins, led by Thomas Müntzer
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Luther summoned to Augsburg and threatened by Cardinal Cajetan

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October 1518

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Leipzig Debate with Johann Eck

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Exsurge Domine, papal bull by the Pope Leo X against 95 Theses. Luther excommunicated

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Address to the Christian Nobility - pamphlet by Luther

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