Oct 31, 1517
Martin Luther publishes " THE 95 THESES "After witnessing such a great corruption and worldyness among the priest in the Catholic Church, Luther investigate and find out in the book of Psalms that faith alone give salvation. Following that discovery, he wrote the 95 THESIS to prove the church wrong about some of its practices.
Oct 13, 1518
Luther debating about the 95 THESES and the Church issuesLuther was called in a meeting with Cardinal Thomas Cajetan in Augsburg, and was given the order to renounce to his 95 Thesis. But Luther wouldn't agree to do so because there was no proof against his statement that were from the scriptures.
Period: Jun 13, 1519 to Jul 13, 1519
Luther publically speaks in GermanyLuther continued debating about the catholic church, He went to Leipzeig in Germany telling that Christ alone is the head of the Church, not the pope. He didn't just stop there, He went on by translating the Latin Bible into German, so in this way Germans could learn the Scriptures themselves.
Jul 17, 1519
Luther translates the New Testament in GermanIn 1519, Luther went to Germany to escape from the Catholic who wanted him but also to tell Germans about The Church corroptutions and clarify more on what the real meaning of the 95 theses were and their purpose. During this year, he finished translating the New Testament in German and people were therefore able to read the gospel themselves.
Dec 10, 1520
Luther's Excommunication on processAfter publishing his 95 theses, Luther gained many supporters. The Catholic Church had several meetings concerning Luther's case and everytime Luther's writtings were viewed as scandalous. Sometimes later, Luther would be given 60 days to recant his 95 theses but refused and was then excommunicated by Pope Leo X.
May 15, 1521
Luther summoned before the Diet of WormsAt this time, Charlehad V had just become the newHoly Roman Emperor. Death was the judgment for heresy, but since Charles V had agreed that no german was to be convicted without proper hearing and since Luther was a german, he was summoned to appear before the Diet of worms. At the end, The Edict of Worms was issued declaring Luther a convicted heretic and banned all of his works.
May 9, 1522
Luther Organizes the chuchAfter 1521, Luther was officially considered as an outlaw and a wanted person by th Catholic Church. He stayed in Germany were he completed his translation of the whole /bible into German. In 1522, while he was still under threat of arrest, he returned to Wittenburg Castle Church, in Eisenach and miraculously managed to escape from there without even being captured by the Catholics who were still looking for him and then decided to create the Chuch in Germany.
Aug 24, 1524
Luther orders the killing of peasantsAfter Peasants had gotten bibles, they started to interpret it their own way. They believed that God had made everyone equal and that there should be no one above the other. Peasants then robbed, murdered and also burned churches down saying that it was for the sake of the gospel. Luther seeing this rebellion sided with rulers and took severe actions by ordering the killing of these peasants.
Jun 13, 1525
Luther marries Katharina von BoraLuther met Katharina von Bora in Wittensburg who later became his wife in July 13, 1525. He was 16 years old than her, so Luther friend tried to oppose him saying that this act wasn't proper. But Luther had plans that his friends couldn't understand and married Katharina. Together they had six children
Apr 19, 1529
Charles V want to suppress LutheriansAfter he had issued the Edict of Worms back in 1521, There was a long peacefull period and Lutherianism kept on growing. In 1528,
He participed to a meeting with the Diet and declared that he would suppress Lutherians, 19 states of the Empire protested and as a result a war sparked between the 2 groups for 6 months. At the end, a treaty allowing to be only Catholic or Lutherian was issued.
Jun 25, 1530
The Augsburg ConfessionFearing the threat of being attacked by the Ottoman Empire, , Charles V called together Catholic and Lutherians leaders to a diet in 1530, There he told the Lutherians to write a draft of their beliefs so that they might settle the dispute between them and unite to fight the Ottomans. Lutherians brought the draft during the diet in 1530, but there were still some little statements with which Charles V wasn't in agreement with. Lutherians decided that htey would maintain their beliefs ,