Reformation Timeline

Timeline created by Adriana Hopple
In History
  • 1517

    Martin Luther posts the 95 Theses

    It propounded two central beliefs-the bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds. They changed the course of religious and cultural history in the West.
  • 1521

    Diet of Worms

    It was an imperial council that was convened to decide the fate of Martin Luther. It declared the edict of worms which made Luther an outlaw and forbid anyone from helping him escape punishment.
  • 1522

    Luther publishes the New Testament in German

    He translated the bible only in 11 weeks. It was a typographical masterpiece, containing woodcuts from Lucas Cranach's workshop and selections from Albrecht Durer's famous Apocalypse series.
  • 1525

    Tyndale publishes the New Testament in English

    It was the first English translation to work directly from Hebrew and Greek texts. Before he was able to complete the book he was turned into the authorities and was forced to leave Worms.
  • 1525

    Henry VIII receives an annulment from Catherine of Aragon

    One reason was because Catherine was past child bearing age. He needed a son since all of his died and he only had a daughter. Another reason is Henry's relationship with a girl named Anne.
  • 1534

    Ignatius of Loyola creates the Jesuits

    The Jesuit order played an important role in the Counter- Reformation. People took vows of poverty and chastity and made plans to work for the conversion of Muslims. The society of Jesus grew quickly because of Ignatius leadership.
  • 1534

    Act of Supremacy

    It recognized Henry VIII as the supreme head of the church of England. It required an oath of loyalty from English subjects that recognized his marriage to Anne. It was repealed in 1555 by Mary I, but in 1559 Parliament adopted a new Act of Supremacy during the reign of Elizabeth I.
  • 1536

    Henry VIII disbands monasteries and convents

    It is called the dissolution of the monasteries. He appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, provided for their former personnel and functions.
  • 1545

    Council of Trent

    It issued condemnations of what it defined to be heresies committed by protestantism. It also issued key statements and clarifications of the Church's doctrine and teachings.
  • 1555

    Peace of Augsburg

    It was a peace treaty that sought to end the religious struggle in the German lands and the Holy Roman Empire in the mid-sixteenth century. It was signed by Charles V and the Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Edict of Nantes

    It put a temporary end to the ferocious religious wars between Roman Catholics and Protestants which had torn France apart since the 1560s. It was signed by Henry IV.