Reformation Timeline

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-Priniting press and Gutenberg bible printed

1451

Johann Gutenberg develops the printing press. It uses movable type, which makes the mass production of books possible and allows ideas to spread more quickly.

Erasmus wrote a book that named problems in the church

1516

Erasmus wrote a book called The Praise of Folly, and he named the problems in the the church

Luther posts 95 Thesis

1517

When Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, The Reformation begin. Soon others unhappy with church practices also began to criticise the church.

William Tyndale - translated the bible into English

1525

Ignatius of Loyola

1534

Founded the Society of Jesus, of the Jesuits. His goal was to teach young men about Catholic ideas in the hope that they would reject protestant ones.

King Henry VIII

1534

King Henry split from the Catholic church and created his own church called Anglican Church.

Inquisition

1542

Nicolaus Copernicus

1543

Council of Trent

1545

Hugenots

1562

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1572

Thousands of French protestants die in the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre.

Edict of Nantes

1598

Johannes Kelper

1600

Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes

1610 - 1625

Galileo Galilei

1613

Sir Isaac Newton

1687

Sir Isaac Newton publishes Principia Mathematica

1451

~ Printing press and Gutenberg Bible printed

1451

~ Printing press and Gutenberg Bible printed

1451

~ Printing press and Gutenberg Bible printed

1451

~ Printing press and Gutenberg Bible printed