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What Happened in January 1521

Historical Events


Papal VisitMartin Luther is Excommunicated

Jan 3 Martin Luther is excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church for failing to recant parts of his Ninety-five Theses which started the Protestant Reformation
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The 1521 papal bull of Pope Leo X announcing the excommunication of Martin Luther
The 1521 papal bull of Pope Leo X announcing the excommunication of Martin Luther

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the "Edict of Worms" which dennouced Martin Luther

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V