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Historical Events in January 1521

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
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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 denounced Martin Luther

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V