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What Happened on May 8, 1521

Historical Events


Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

Parliament of Worms installs edict against Martin Luther

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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 Birthdays

  • Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1597)
1521 Highlights

About May 8, 1521

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 499 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus