Martin Luthers Life

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  • Period: Nov 10, 1483 to Feb 18, 1546

    Martin Luthers Life

  • Nov 14, 1483

    Martin Luther Born

    Martin Luther Born
    Matin Luther is Born in in Eisleben, Germeny. His father was Hans Luder and his Mother Margarethe née Lindemann. (photos)
  • May 15, 1484

    Martins Family Moved

    Luther family moves to Mansfeld (no recorded date)
  • May 15, 1501

    Martin Attends Univesity

    Martin Attends Univesity
    Martin attends the Univesity of Erfurt at the age of seventeen. (No date recorded)
  • May 15, 1502

    Obtained his Baccalureate

    Obtained his Baccalureate
    Receives Baccalaureate in the Liberal Arts (no date recordede
  • May 15, 1505

    Receives Master of Arts

    Receives Master of Arts
    Receives Master of Arts; he then made plans to attend law school
  • Jul 2, 1505

    Pledges to become a Monk

    Pledges to become a Monk
    Martin Luther is Caught in a thunderstorm, and prays to God to spare him, and in return he would become a Monk, God Sves him from the Storm he pledges to become a Monk.He Enters an Augustinian monastery at Erfurt and takes his monastic vows the following years.
  • May 15, 1507

    Martin begins studying Theology

    Martin begins studying Theology
    Luther begins to study in Theology at the Universisty of Erfurt. Luther receives doctorate in Theology in 1512
  • May 14, 1510

    Martin Goes to Rome

    Martin went with great enthusiasm, but was very disappointed with the lifestyle of the pope and clergy. This was one of the key points Martin reformed against the Church, It was Corrupt.
  • May 15, 1512

    Luther becomes a Professor of Theology

    Luther becomes a Professor of Theology
    Luther Begins to work as a Professor of Theology at the University of Wittenburg. He lectures Psalms, Romans, Galatians and Hebrews, from 1514-1518
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Luther Posts the 95 Theses

    Luther Posts the 95 Theses
    On 31 October 1517, Luther wrote to his bishop, Albert of Mainz, protesting the sale of indulgences. 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. He also nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the Churches door in Wittenburg.
  • May 15, 1518

    The Disputation at Heidelberg begins

    The Disputation at Heidelberg begins
    The Disputation at Heidelberg begins. It is a debate of Luther's ideas at a meeting of the Augustinian chapter. Luther joins the debate in April. Several of the brothers come to accept his way of thinking. The papal court begins an inquisition in Rome in response to Luther's ideas. Luther is tried in his absence on charges of heresy.
  • Aug 5, 1518

    Luther is denounced as a Heritic

    Luther is denounced as a Heritic
    Emperor Maximilian denounces Luther as a heretic
  • Jan 12, 1519

    Emperor Maximilian Dies

    Emperor Maximilian Dies
  • May 15, 1520

    The Bull is Issuded

    Pope Leo X demands that Luther recant within 2 months or be excommunicated. Luther burned the bull after the deadline since they (the Church) burned his books.
  • Apr 17, 1521

    Diet of Worms

    Diet of Worms
    After being excommunicated, Lther was summoned to Worms. He was summoned to either renounce or reaffirm his writings. When he appeared before the assembly He was presented with a table filled with copies of his writings. He was asked if he still believed what these works taught. He requested time to think about his answer. He was Granted an extension of one day. The next day he did not recant his writings.
  • May 22, 1521

    Martin Kidnapped

    Martin Kidnapped
    After the Diet of Worm, Luther was allowed back to his home in Wittenburg and was assure 'safe passage' but Prince Frederick the Wise was smarter then that. The prince arranged for Luther to be seized on his way from the Diet by a company of masked horsemen, who carried him to the castle of the Wartburg, where he was kept about a year.In this time Luther Translated the Bible into the common tounge (Germen). But outside the Castle walls, Luthers followers were rebelling against the Church.
  • May 25, 1521

    Martin declared an Outlaw

    The Emperor issued his Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw
  • Apr 14, 1523

    The 12 Nuns

    Helped 12 nuns, including Katharina von Bora, escape from the Nimbschen Cistercian convent - arranged for them to be smuggled out in herring barrels. They Barely escaped with thier lifes.
  • Apr 16, 1525

    Martin Gets Married

    Martin Luther tied the nuptial knot with Katharina von Bora, one of the 12 nuns whom he had helped flee from the Nimbschen Cistercian convent, in April 1523. Though a couple of priests and former monks had already married, it was Luther's marriage that sealed the approval on clerical marriage. The couple had six children.
  • May 14, 1525

    Lutheranism Established

    Lutheranism was established since Luther's condemnation of the rebels had made his beliefs popular with the princes of Germany. This then made Germany split into Protestants and Catholics.
  • May 16, 1530

    The Augsburg Confession

    Lutheran leaders stating their beliefs. Unfortunately, Luther was excommunicated so he could not attend - his friend Philipp Melanchthon (professor of Greek) prepared a summary of Luther's ideas - the basis of Lutheran
  • Feb 18, 1546

    Martin Luther Dies

    On the 18th of February, 1546, Martin Luther fell under a terrible sickness and passed away in his home town, Eisleben, Saxony.
  • May 16, 1555

    Peace of Augsburg

    Charles V - holy Roman emperor - allowed the German princes to choose whether their states should be Lutheran or Catholic, no other form of Protestantism was allowed.