History Timeline

Events

Martin Luther posts the 95 theses

1517

Pope excommunicates Luther

1521

Henry VIII seeks to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon

1525

Ignatius Loyola founds the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

1534

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

1534

John Calvin publishes The Institutes of the Christian Religion

1536

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 1558 the death of her Cathol

1558