John Tetzel

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John Tetzel born in Meissen, Saxony

1465

Graduates from Leipzig and joins Dominican

1478

Begins to sell indulgences

1502

Preached a mission to sell to the Teutonic Knights

1503

Tetzel asked to sell indulgences to raise money for Saint Peter's Basilica

1515

Martin Luther writes his objections to Tetzel's selling of indulgences

1517

John Tetzel dies

August 11, 1519