Martin Luther

  • Period: Nov 10, 1473 to Feb 18, 1546

    The Life of Martin Luther

  • Nov 10, 1483

    Martin Luther's Birth

    Martin Luther's Birth
    Martin Luther was born on November 10th, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany. Hans, his father, was an irascible and stern man. Because of this, any sort of childhood joys were unknown to him. Margaret Ziegler was his mother.
  • Jan 1, 1484

    Moving

    Moving
    Luther's family moved to Mansfeld in 1484. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 1, 1497

    School is in Session

    School is in Session
    Luther attends school in Magdeberg in 1497. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Another school

    Another school
    Luther attends a parish school and stays with relatives in 1498. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 1, 1501

    Study Time!

    Study Time!
    Luther begins studying at the University of Erfurt. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 1, 1502

    School is Out

    School is Out
    Luther receives a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Erfurt in the Liberal Arts. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 1, 1505

    Monistary

    Monistary
    Luther enters an Augustinian monastery at Erfurt. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 6, 1505

    Martin Advances Master's Degree

    Martin Advances Master's Degree
    Martin Luther andvanced to Master's Degree on Epiphany, only the second among seventeen applicants for that position. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jul 2, 1505

    Rain, Rain, Go Away...

    Rain, Rain, Go Away...
    Luther becomes caught in a thunderstorm on July 2nd, 1505, and pledges to become a monk.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    A Monk

    A Monk
    Luther takes the monastic vows. (Exact date unknown)
  • Jan 1, 1507

    Mass.

    Mass.
    Celebrates his first mass.
  • Jan 1, 1509

    The Holy Bible

    The Holy Bible
    Receives his bachelor of the Bible.
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Romans

    Romans
    Visits Rome.
  • Jan 1, 1512

    Dr. Martin Luther

    Dr. Martin Luther
    Becomes doctor of theology.
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Psalms

    Psalms
    Begins lecturing on the Psalms.
  • Jul 1, 1514

    Finally a priest

    Finally a priest
    Martin Luther becomes a priest in Wittenberg, which added to his other duties at the university.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    Galatians

    Galatians
    Begins lecturing on Galatians.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Hebrews

    Hebrews
    Begins lecturing on Hebrews.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    The 95 Theses on Indulgences

    The 95 Theses on Indulgences
    Nails the 95 Theses to the door of the Catholic church.
  • Jan 1, 1518

    Before the Cardinal

    Before the Cardinal
    Is put before Cardinal Cajetan at Augsburg, defends his theology, and refuses to recant. Fredrick the Wise refuses to hand him over to Rome.
  • Jan 1, 1520

    Papal Bulls

    Papal Bulls
    Burns Papal Bulls and Book of Canon Law.
  • Nov 7, 1528

    The Lord's Supper

    The Lord's Supper
    Writes Great Confession Concerning Christ's Supper
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Paul

    Paul
    Son Paul is born.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Bible...in German.

    Bible...in German.
    Publishes complete German Bible; daughter Margaret born
  • Feb 18, 1546

    Death of Martin Luther

    Death of Martin Luther
    Martin Luther dies in Eisleben on February 18th, 1546.