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What Happened on January 3, 1521

Historical Events


Papal VisitMartin Luther is Excommunicated

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
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1521 Highlights

About January 3, 1521

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 500 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn