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What Happened on October 31, 1517

Article: Martin Luther Challenges the Money-Making Pope

Historical Events


Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

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
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Famous Deaths

  • Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
1517 Highlights

About October 31, 1517

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 503 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio