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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