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Historical Events in May 1521

Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

May 8 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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  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason
  • May 20 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannonball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 28 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V