On This Day

What Happened in October 1517

Historical Events


Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

Oct 31 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating the Protestant Reformation
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1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (d. 1570)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37
  • Oct 31 Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)