Martin Luther

Timeline created by MrsYonkers
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Luther is born

    Luther is born
    November 10, 1483, Eisleben, Germany Martin Luther was born.
  • Jul 17, 1505

    Luther leaves the Roman Catholic Church

    Luther leaves the Roman Catholic Church
    At age 21, Luther had decided to partake in a third-degree in law school, but after about 6 weeks he experienced a very sudden change of heart.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    95 theses

    95 theses
    On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed a copy of the 95 theses to the church at The University Of Wittenburg.
  • May 16, 1518

    Luther's first meeting on The 95 theses

    Luther's first meeting on The 95 theses
    Pope ordered Martin Luther to meet him at Rome and talk about Luther's actions. Frederick 3 the elector of Saxony, intervened and had the meeting moved to Southern, Germany.
  • Jun 15, 1520

    Luther is threatened

    Luther is threatened
    Pope Leo X, in the papal bull, Exsurge Domine, warns Luther that he will be excommunicated from the church unless he takes back 41 sentences included in his 95 Theses within 60 days.
  • Dec 10, 1520

    Luther burns the Papal Bull

    Luther burns the Papal Bull
    Luther publicly burns the Papal Bull, threatening him with excommunication.
  • Jan 3, 1521

    Luther is excommunicated

    Luther is excommunicated
    Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther from the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Mar 11, 1521

    Luther is invited to The Diet Of Worms

    Luther is invited to The Diet Of Worms
    Luther gets an invitation to The Diet Of Worms, a meeting of church officials, priests, knights, & others from different land regions and places.
  • Apr 16, 1521

    Diet of Worms

    Diet of Worms
    Luther enters the Diet Of Worms in a two wheeled cart and is escorted by 2000 people to his lodgings
  • Apr 17, 1521

    1st meeting of The Diet Of Worms

    1st meeting of The Diet Of Worms
    Luther speaks before the people about his books and defends himself, and he asks for more time to think.
  • May 26, 1521

    2nd meeting of The Diet Of Worms

    2nd meeting of The Diet Of Worms
    On the second day of The Diet Of Worms the church, again asked Luther to denounce his ideas and his refusal made them very mad.
  • Feb 18, 1546

    Luther's death

    Luther's death
    When Luther died on February 18, 1546, it was a time of grieving, his last words were, “We are beggars. This is true.” After that Martin Luther
  • Period:
    May 26, 1521
    to
    Mar 26, 1522

    10 months of captivity

    Luther was put in a castle by Frederick 3 of Saxony where he translated the New testament into German. The reason he was in a safe castle was because the elector had planned a masked horseman to kidnap Luther and then kill him after.
  • Period:
    Mar 26, 1522
    to
    Feb 17, 1546

    The rest of Luther's life

    After Luther had come out of captivity people started to read the translated bible and turn away from The Roman Catholic Church. It has now been 500 years since then but the reformation and Martin Luther, they are the things/people that still live in out hearts.