Nov 10, 1483
Martin Luther is born
Jul 2, 1505
Caught in a thunderstorm, pledges to be a monk if he is saved
Jul 17, 1505
Martin Luther enters an Augustinian monastery at ErfurtThis is a very important stage in Martin Luther's life, as well as the start of his Christianity. It was a difficult decision, because his father wanted him to be a lawyer. Becoming a monk disappointed his parents very much, but nevertheless, he became a monk. At first, Martin threw himself into the life of a monk too quickly; trying to find assurance. His mentor told him to focus on Christ fully to find assurance. By doing this, Martin Luther started to discover new things in his life.
Nov 1, 1510
Martin Luther travels to RomeIn 1510, Martin Luther traveled to Rome and saw the Catholic church selling indulgences to people. He realised that the indulgences were not real and really was for the church to get money. He was angry with what he saw and this was the lead up for him to write the 95 theses.
N.B the date '1 nov' was an required field so i had to put a date in. i couldn't find the exact day and month, so i just put a date in.
Period: Jan 1, 1512 to Dec 31, 1525
Oct 31, 1517
Hammers the 95 theses on the church doorThis event in Martin's life is very significant, because of the 95 theses that he wrote, which led to the start of the reformation. During this time, nobody, other than the priests and people involved in the church could read the Bible. The Pope transferred the message on to the people. The church at the time used the advantage to sell indulgences to the people to gain money for themselves. In the 95 theses, Martin Luther highlights the things that the Catholic church are doing, which are wrong.
Jun 15, 1520
Papal bull Exsurge Domine issuedThe bull was issued by the Pope Leo X and was a response to Martin's 95 theses. In it are 41 of Martin's 95 theses , sayings or teachings that the Pope highlights are wrong.
Dec 10, 1520
Martin Luther burns the Papal bullIn response to the Pope's Papal Bull, Martin Luther and his students decide to burn the bull and this sparks anger from the Pope and the church.
Jan 3, 1521
Martin Luther is excommunicated in RomeAt this stage, the Pope decides that he has had enough and decides to excommunicate Martin from the Catholic church, meaning that he is excluded from the church. It was a big shame for a person to be excommunicated, but Martin Luther still persisted to his beliefs. Consequences was that he was in great danger of being punished by the Pope.
May 4, 1521
Martin Luther is kidnapped by Frederick and taken to Wartburg CastleAfraid that Martin might be in danger ,Frederick the Wise, a supporter of Martin Luther, orders people to kidnapp Luther and bring him to safety in Wartburg Castle. During Martin's stay at Wartburg castle, he translates the Bible into German, so that everyone will be able to read it.
Jun 13, 1525
Martin Luther marries Katharina Von Bora