On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1521

Historical Events

Martin 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

1521 Highlights

About January 3, 1521

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 501 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn