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Events in History in 1517

  • Jan 22 Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate

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Mar 16 Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen

Pope Leo X
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Leo X
  • Apr 13 Ottoman army occupies Cairo
  • May 19 Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 11 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
  • Jul 1 1st burning of Protestants at the stake in the Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Inquisitor Adrian Boeyens (pope Adrianus VI) becomes cardinal
  • Jul 9 Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
  • Aug 15 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.

Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

Oct 31 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating the Protestant Reformation

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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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