Events during life of Martin Luther

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  • Jan 1st, 1440

    Gutenberg invents new printing press

    Gutenberg invents new printing press
    Johannes Gutenberg invents the movable type printing press.
  • Jan 1st, 1450

    Gutenburg prints first block-printed Bible

    Gutenburg prints first block-printed Bible
    It was published in Germany and had 42 lines per pages.
  • Jan 1st, 1453

    End of Eastern Roman Empire

  • Nov 10th, 1483

    Martin Luther was born

    Martin Luther was born
    Martin Luther was born in Eisleben Germany
  • Jan 1st, 1492

    Christapher Columbus arrives in the Americas

    Christapher Columbus arrives in the Americas
  • Jan 1st, 1492

    Martin Blehaim designed the first globe

    Martin Blehaim designed the first globe
  • Jan 1st, 1500

    Peter Henlein invented the pocket watch

    Peter Henlein invented the pocket watch
  • Jan 1st, 1501

    Martin Luther receives his masters degree.

    Martin Luther receives his masters degree.
    He decides to enroll in law school next.
  • Jul 2nd, 1505

    Martin Luther deides to become a monk

    Martin Luther deides to become a monk
    The story is during a bad thunderstorm he promises St. Anne that if he lives he will become a monk instead os a lawyer like his dad wanted him to be.
  • Jan 1st, 1507

    The Mona Lisa

    The Mona Lisa
    The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was finished. It is a very famous painting.
  • Jan 1st, 1507

    Martin Luther becomes a priest

    Martin Luther becomes a priest
  • Jan 1st, 1510

    Luther went to the Holy city of Rome

    Luther went to the Holy city of Rome
    He went with a group from his monastery and did not like what he saw.
  • Oct 19th, 1512

    Martin Luther was awarded his Doctors degree of theology

    Martin Luther was awarded his Doctors degree of theology
    It is from the University of Wittenberg.
  • Jan 1st, 1517

    The pope was really pushing the sale of indulgences

    The pope was really pushing the sale of indulgences
    He used indulgences to raise money for the church which Martin Luther thought was wrong.
  • Oct 31st, 1517

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses for all to see

    Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses for all to see
    He nailed it to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg so people would start talking about indulgences. He did not like them.
  • Aug 5th, 1518

    Martin Luther was called a heretic

    Martin Luther was called a heretic
    People thought he was against their religion and was a traitor because he had some different beliefs and talked about them and printed them.
  • Jan 1st, 1521

    Ferdinand de Magellan was first to sail around the world

    Ferdinand de Magellan was first to sail around the world
  • May 26th, 1521

    Martin Luther formally charged

    Martin Luther formally charged
    They had Diet of worms hearings and decided he was a heretic to church.
  • Sep 21st, 1522

    New Testament of the Bible translated by Martin Luther

    New Testament of the Bible translated by Martin Luther
    He translated it into German.
  • Jan 1st, 1524

    Martin Luther marries Katherina von Bora

    Martin Luther marries Katherina von Bora
    They have six children after that.
  • Jan 1st, 1525

    Martin Luther starts using German language in the mass

    Martin Luther starts using German language in the mass
    He wanted people to understand the word of God.
  • Jan 1st, 1529

    Martin Luther wrote hymn " A Mighty Fortress is Our God"

    Martin Luther wrote hymn
  • Jan 1st, 1530

    Lutheran Churches in Germany

    Lutheran Churches in Germany
    Because of Martin Luther and his beliefs that others started to follow, the Lutheran church became the official church in parts of Germany.
  • Feb 18th, 1546

    Martin Luther dies of natural causes

    Martin Luther dies of natural causes
    He died in Eisleben, Germany where he was born.
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 1420
    to
    Dec 31st, 1550

    Events during life of Martin Luther