The Protestant Reformation was a series of events that happened in the 16th century in the Christian Church. Because of corruption in the Catholic Church, some people saw and needed to change the way it worked. People like Erasmus, Huldrych Zwingli, Martin Luther and
Martin Luther was the first person to translate the Bible into German language German. He could print copies, because Johannes Gutenberg had invented a way to print copies about 50-100 at a relatively low price. The Protestant reformation triggered the Catholic Counter-Reformation.
In general, Martin Luther's posting of the The Ninety-Five Theses|95 theses at Wittenberg is seen as the start of the Protestant Reformation. This happened in the year 1517. John Knox brought Luther's ideas to Scotland and founded the Presbyterian Church.The Peace of Westphalia of 1648 recognised Protestants, and is generally seen as the end of this process.
In the beginning of the 16th century, many events led to the Protestant reformation.
However, the split was more over doctrine than corruption. The main points of
In 1515, the
The recent invention of the printing press helped spread awareness of the Church's abuses. A start was made in translating the bible into various local languages. For example,