Protestant Reformation Timeline

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  • Period: Oct 11, 1300 to


  • Period: Oct 17, 1309 to Oct 17, 1376

    Avignon Papacy

    A time period when the seat of the Pope was moved from Rome to Avignon. The seat of the Pope being moved was referred to by critics as the time where the fabulous prosperity of the church was accompanied by a severe compromise of the Papacy's spiritual integrity.
  • Oct 11, 1350

    Bubonic Plague (Religious)

    A horrible disease that caused decrease in the belief of the power of the Church.
  • Period: Oct 19, 1500 to

    Rise of Monarchs (Political)

    The rise of monarchies caused confusion as to who to follow, but it was power under one ruler who had dominance over religious views and political aspects of a country and its people which displeased the people of that country and the church it HAD TO FOLLOW.
  • Period: Oct 19, 1500 to

    Humanism (Social/Religious)

    Focus point more on the power of the individual and secular movements began to rise and church power decreased.
  • Oct 18, 1509

    Erasmus and the Praise of Folly (Religious)

    On the date of the publication of this piece of literature, spreading different beliefs about the church.
  • Oct 17, 1517

    Start of the Reformation

    Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses in Wittenburg, Saxony.
  • Period: Oct 30, 1517 to


    A time period in which Catholicism followers decreased in numbers and the power of the church slowly decayed.
  • Oct 11, 1529

    Threats from Turkey- Vienna (Religious/Political)

    Threats from Turkey during their time of expansion caused some disbelief amongst the followers of the Church because of the pushes for crusades, which lead political leaders to think about if it was a right move to send soldiers to the Church for their religious crusades against the Muslims.
  • Oct 19, 1555

    Peace of Augsburg

    This made Charles V give the right to each German state the right to choose whether its prominant religion was Catholocism or Lutheranism,