Martin Luther

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  • 1483

    Martin Luther Is Born

    Martin Luther Is Born
    Martin Luther is born in Eisleben, Germany.
  • 1502

    Fathers Wishes

    Fathers Wishes
    Luther follows his fathers wishes and sets out to become a lawyer. He studies at the University of Erfurt and receives his Baccalaureate in 1502.
  • 1505

    Thunderstorm & Agreement with God

    Thunderstorm & Agreement with God
    Martin Luther is caught in a thunderstorm and makes an agreement with St. Anne that he will become a monk and dedicate his life to religion if he is saved.
  • 1512

    Doctorate in Theology

    Doctorate in Theology
    Martin Luther receives his doctorate in theology in 1512 and takes a job as theology professor at Wittenberg University.
  • 1513

    Luther's Readings and Understandings

    Luther's Readings and Understandings
    Martin Luther spent the years 1513-1516 giving lectures on the Psalms, letter to Romans, letter to Galatians, and letter to Hebrews. Martin Luther begins to question his religious understanding and comes to an important conclusion that believing in faith alone will bring you salvation.
  • 1517

    Nailing of the theses

    Nailing of the theses
    Martin Luther nails 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg's church to protest the selling of indulgences. Martin begins to spread these theses around the world with the use of the printing press.
  • 1519

    Luther contines writing

    Luther contines writing
    Martin Luther continued to publish works regarding his religious beliefs, and these works were spread quickly throughout Europe thanks to the printing press.
  • 1520

    Luther takes action

    Luther takes action
    Martin Luther publicly burns Pope Leos papal bull and other books that were canon law in Wittenberg, Germany.
  • 1520

    The Warning

    The Warning
    Pope warned Martin Luther that he would be excommunicated if he did not take back the 95 theses along with sentences from other works within 60 days.
  • 1521

    Luther Excommunicated

    Luther Excommunicated
    Martin Luther is excommunicated from the church by Pope Leo X.
  • 1521

    Diet of Worms

    Diet of Worms
    Luther was summoned to the diet of worms and stood by his writings when he was asked if he supported what he had said in the writings.
  • 1522

    Luther Returns

    Luther Returns
    Martin Luther returns to Wittenberg and promotes his church reform. He begins to promote religious influence in music as well as promoting social reform.