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

• John Calvin establishes a theocracy in Geneva, Switzerland

1555

• Peace of Augsburg recognizes the Lutheran Church

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