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Martin Luther

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1501

Martin Luther enters the University of Erfurt.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1501

1505

July 2

on Sunday

4 years, 6 months, 3 days later

Martin Luther vows to become a monk in a moment of terror, due to a near lightning strike during a thunderstorm, near the village of Stotternheim.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Stotternheim was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:06 PM.

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Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1505

1505

July 17

on Monday

15 days later

Martin Luther enters the monastic life at an Augustinian cloister in Erfurt.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Erfurt was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:08 PM.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1505

1507

July 4

on Thursday

1 year, 11 months, 22 days later

Martin Luther is ordained a priest of the Catholic Church.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1507

1520

June 15

on Tuesday

12 years, 11 months, 20 days later

Pope Leo X issues the bull Exsurge Domine (Arise O Lord), threatening Martin Luther with excommunication if he does not recant his position on indulgences and other Catholic doctrines.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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Pope Leo X (1475-1521), aged 45: pope

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1520

1520

December 10

on Friday

5 months, 28 days later

Martin Luther burns a copy of The Book of Canon Law (see Canon Law) and his copy of the Papal bull Exsurge Domine.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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Pope Leo X (1475-1521), aged 45: pope

Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1520

1521

January 3

on Monday

24 days later

Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

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Pope Leo X (1475-1521), aged 46: pope

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1521

1521

April 16

on Saturday

3 months, 13 days later

Martin Luther is examined before Emperor Charles V and the German Diet of Worms.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Worms was at 5:56 AM and sunset was at 6:03 PM.

Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1521

1521

April 26

on Tuesday

10 days later

Martin Luther leaves Worms and disappears for a year – he is rumored to be murdered, but is actually in hiding at the Wartburg Castle.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Worms was at 5:54 AM and sunset was at 6:00 PM.

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Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1521

1521

May 25

on Wednesday

29 days later

The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1521

1522

September

1 year, 3 months, 9 days later

Martin Luther's translation of the Bible's New Testament into Early New High German from Greek, Das newe Testament Deutzsch, is published in Germany, selling thousands in the first few weeks.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1522

1525

June 13

on Saturday

2 years, 9 months, 16 days later

Martin Luther marries ex-nun Katharina von Bora. The painter Lucas Cranach the Elder is one of the witnesses.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.

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Source: Primary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1525

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