Modern Church History

16th Century

1512
Michelangelo completes the Sistine Chapel
1517
Luther's 95 theses
1521
Diet of Worms
1522
Ignatius Loyola writes Spiritual Exercises
1524
Peasant's War
1525
Anabaptist movement begins
1529
Colloguy at Marburg
1530
Augsburg Confession
1530
St. Peter's Basilica rebuilt
1536
Calvins Institutes first edition
1536
Henry VIII and Act of Supremacy
1545
Council of Trent and Counter Reformation
1549
Book of Common Prayer
1549
Xavier begins mission in Japan
1554
Marian Persecution and flight to Geneva
1555
Latimer and Oxford Martyrs
1559
John Knox returns to Scotland
1559
Calvin's Institutes final edition
1565
Teresa of Avila writes The Way of Perfection
1572
Huguenot St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
1576
Pacification of Ghent
1595
Ricci's The True Doctrine of God
1596
Japanese persecute Christians
1598
Edict of Nantes
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