Martin Luther

Events

Martin Luther was born on November 11

1483

Becomes doctor of theology

1512

Posts "Ninety-Five Theses" about indulgences on October 31

1517

Appears before Cardinal Cajetan but refuses to recant

1518

Denies supreme authority of popes and councils

1519

Pope gives Luther 60 days to recant or he will be excommunicated

1520

Martin Luther is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church

1521

Comes out of hiding and returns to Wittenberg

1522

Martin Luther dies on Febuary 18

1546