1483, Nov 101546, Feb 18
a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money, proposing an academic discussion of the practice and efficacy of indulgences in his Ninety-five Theses of 1517. His refusal to renounce all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.
 Timeline (12)
10/31/1517-Martin Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
10/12/1518-Pontifical ambassador interrogates Martin Luther 
01/04/1519-First Altenburger sermon (Martin Luther and Karl von Miltitz) 
07/16/1519-Public debate between Martin Luther and theologist Johann Eck 
11/07/1519-University of Leuven convicts teaching of Martin Luther 
12/10/1520-Martin Luther publicly burns papal edict demands he recant 
01/03/1521-Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
04/16/1521-Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
04/18/1521-At the Diet of Worms, Martin Luther defends his beliefs
03/09/1522-Martin Luther preaches his Invocavit 
10/01/1529-Meeting between Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli at the Marburg Colloquy
09/20/1530-Martin Luther advises protestant monarch compromise 
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Thomas Brinknell
...Magdalen College. He was the author of a treatise against Martin Luther, which does not seem to have been printed....
Martin Bucer
...Dominican Order, but after meeting and being influenced by Martin Luther in 1518 he arranged for his monastic vows...
Heinrich Bullinger
...much less controversial figure than John Calvin or Martin Luther, his importance has long been underestimated; recent...
Lucas Cranach the Elder
...embraced with enthusiasm, becoming a close friend of Martin Luther. He also painted religious subjects, first in the...
Master D. M. L.
...from the artists insignia D. M. L. on a portrait of Martin Luther. The artist is said to be a follower of Lucas Cranach...
Jurij Dalmatin
...a "Wartburg"-type sanctuary as had been offered to Martin Luther by Frederick the Wise, the Elector of Saxony.
Johann Eck
...Catholic prelate, and early counterreformer who was among Martin Luther's most important interlocutors and theological...
John Frederick I
...highly esteemed during his whole life. Spalatin was Martin Luther's friend and advisor and thus, through Spalatin's...
Philip Melanchthon
a German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual...
Sir Thomas More
...Protestant Reformation, in particular the theology of Martin Luther and William Tyndale. He also wrote Utopia, published...
Caspar Othmayr
...1545 to 1550. He composed numerous hymns inspired by Martin Luther, and in 1546 wrote Epitaphium a Lutheri in memory...
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