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.
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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 Martin Luther) 
07/16/1519-Public debate between Martin Luther and theologist Martin Luther 
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 Martin Luther at the Marburg Colloquy
09/20/1530-Martin Luther advises protestant monarch compromise 
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Was Martin Luther responsible for the Holocaust?:
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