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Martin Luther

By cbailey
  • Nov 10, 1483

    Birth of Martin Luther

    Birth of Martin Luther
    Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany to Hans Luder (Luther later) and his wife Margarethe.
  • Nov 11, 1483

    Martin Luther was baptized

    Martin Luther was baptized
    Martin Luther was baptized as a Catholic the exact day after he was born.
  • Oct 19, 1512

    Martin Luther winning his Doctor of Theology

    On this exact day he was awarded his Doctor of Theology award!
  • Oct 21, 1512

    Martin Luther Senate of Theology

    Martin Luther was recieved into the senate of the theological faculty of the University of Wittenburg, having been called to the position to Doctor of the Bible
  • Jan 1, 1516

    Indulgences Started

    In 1516 Johann Tetzel was sent to Germany by the Roman Catholic Church to sell indulgences to raise money to rebuild St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luthers Protest

    On October 31 ,1517 Martin Luther wrote to the Bishop protesting the sale of indulgences.
  • Jan 7, 1518

    Luther translated

    Luther translated
    Luther translated the 95 theses from Latin into German.
  • Feb 18, 1546

    Luthers death

    Luther died on Febuary 18th at age 62.
  • 95 Theseis

    He enclosed in his letter a copy of his "Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences," which came to be known as The Ninety-Five Theses.
  • Luther later on

    Luther's writings circulated widely, and reaching France,England and Italy as early as 1519.