Protestant reformation

Events

Martin Luther posts the 95 theses

1517

pope excommunicates Luther

1521

• Henry VIII seeks to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon

1533

Parliament approves the formation of the English Church( Act of Supremacy)

1534

• John Calvin publishes The Institutes of the Christian Religion

1536

Ignatius Loyola founds the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

1540

Pope Paul III begins the Council of Trent

1545

• Peace of Augsburg recognizes the Lutheran Church

1555

• John Calvin establishes a theocracy in Geneva, Switzerland

1555

Henry VIII Protestant daughter Elizabeth takes the throne upon the death of her Catholic sister Mary, solidifying the Protestantism’s place in England.

1558