Erasmus wrote a book that named problems in the church. His work laid the foundation for Luther's REFORMATION.
William Tyndale-translated the bible into English. This allowed people to read the bible and start to question the practices of corrupt church leaders.
1534-Ignatius of Loyola- He founded the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus). The Jesuits were one of the major spearheads of the Counter-Reformations.
1545-Council of Trent-
1541-Francis Xavier- He was one of the original Jesuits and one of the greatest missionaries of all time. He was invited to go to the East Indies by John III of Portugal.
1572-St. Batholomew's Day Massacre-
1598-Edict of Nantes-
1648- Treaty of Westphalia- Ended the thirty Year' War.It allowed rulers to determine weather their countries would would be Catholic or Photostats. This is the beginnings of freedom of religion in the United States.
Telescope- Hans Lippershey invented the Telescope. The telescope helps see from far away. The telescope impacts society today by helping out see better. The telescope is used today bye seeing the solar system.