31st October 1517: Martin Luther and the birth of the Reformation

Today in 1517, Wittenburg, Saxony, Martin Luther nailed his ‘Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences’ (also known as his 95 Theses) on the door of All Saints’ Church.

Although this may not seem to be a monumental act, it proved to have a huge impact on the religious, cultural and political traditions of Europe. For many, this event serves as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.

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