Jan 1, 1509
Erasmus writes The praise of FollyThe paise of folly written in 1509, Erasmus humorostly criricized aspect of his society that he believed were most in need of reform
Oct 31, 1517
Martin Luther post the 95 thesesMartin Luther present a list of 95 theses, that object to the church practice of indulgences. The publication of Luther's theses began the protestant reformation.
Jan 3, 1521
Martin Luther is excommunicatedOn January 3, 1521, Pope Leo X issues the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem, which excommunicates Martin Luther from the Catholic Church.
Jan 1, 1536
John Calvin " Institutes of the Christian Religion "He published the "IOFCR" a summary of Protestant thought. This work inmediately gave Calvin a reputation as one of the new leaders of Protestantism.
Dec 13, 1545
Catholic Cardinals begin meeting as the Council TrentThe Counter-Reformation) was the period of Catholic revival beginning with the Council of Trent .was the 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important councils. It convened in Trent (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent of the Holy Roman Empire, now in modern Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563
Jan 1, 1547
Henry VII diedHenry died in 1547, he was succeeded by Edward VI , a sickly 9 year old, the son of his 3 wife. During Edwar;s reign, church officials who favored Protestant doctrines moved the Church of England als called The Anglican Church