Comparative Chronology: Magisterial and English

Year Magisterial English
1463 Frederick the Wise, elector of Saxony is born.
1465 Johann Tetzel probably born in this year.
1469 Tommaso de Vio Gaetani Cajetan is born.
1478 Wolfgang Capito is born. Thomas More is probably born.
1480 Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein von Karlstadt is born.
1482 Johann Oecolampadius is born.
1483 Luther is born in Eisleben.
1484 Ulrich Zwingli is born in St. Gall. Joachim Vadian is born in St Gall. Hugh Latimer is born.
1485 Johann Bugenhagen born in Pomerania. Thomas Cromwell probably born.
1489 Guillaume (William) Farel is born. Thomas Cranmer is born.
1490 Argula von Grumbach is born.
1491 Martin Bucer is born. Henry VIII is born.
1492 Berchtold Haller is born.
1494 William Tyndale is born.
1495 Robert Barnes is born. Thomas Bilney born in Norwich.
1497 Philipp Melanchthon (born Philip Schwartzerdt) is born. Katharina Zell is born.
1498 Ulrich Zwingli enrolls at the University of Vienna. Andreas Osiander is born.
1500 Reginald Pole is born.
1501 Joachim Vadian begins studies at the University of Vienna. Arthur marries Catharine of Aragon.
1502 University of Wittenberg established by Frederick, Elector of Saxony. Ulrich Zwingli transfers to University in Basel.
1504 Ulrich Zwingli receives BA from Basel. Wibrandis Rosenblatt born. Heinrich Bullinger is born. Pope Julius II allows Henry VIII to marry Catharine of Aragon. Matthew Parker is born.
1505 Thomas More marries Jane Colt.
1506 Zwingli receives Master of Arts at University of Basel. Ulrich Zwingli receives MA from Basel. Ulrich Zwingli is ordained and becomes parish priest in Glarus.
1508 Melanchthon begins studies at Pforzheim. Joachim Vadian receives MA from the University of Vienna.
1509 John Calvin is born. Melanchthon begins studies at Heidelberg. Henry VIII marries Catharine of Aragon.
1510 Luther visits Rome.
1511 Berchtold Haller receives Masters degree from the University of Cologne.
1512 Melanchthon begins studies at T?bingen.
1513 Berchtold Haller moves to Bern.
1514 Joachim Vadian begins to study medicine and is crowned poet laureate by the emperor. Katherine Parr is born
1515 Battle of Marignano causes Zwingli to preach against mercenary system.
1516 Ulrich Zwingli becomes rector of the monastic church at Einsiedeln. Joachim Vadian is appointed rector at the University of Vienna and begins teaching rhetoric. Theodore Beza is born.
1517 Joachim Vadian receives doctorate in medicine. Pope Leo X commissions Prierias to respond to Luther's 95 thesis. Prierias' *Dialogus* is sent to Luther who responds with *Responsio.* Luther posts the 95 These to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.
1518 Ulrich Zwingli becomes priest at the Great Minster in Zurich. Melanchthon begins teaching Greek at Wittenberg. Joachim Vadian resigns from his post at the University of Vienna and returns to St Gall where he is named city physician. Joachim Vadian and Conrad Grebel climb Mount Pilatus together.
1519 Leipzig Disputation between Luther and Eck. Karlstadt also debates Eck. [More] Joachim Vadian marries Martha Grebel, Conrad Grebel?s sister. Thomas Bilney ordained by Bishop West of Ely.
1520 Luther Writes: To the Christian Nobility, On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church, and The Freedom of a Christian Heinrich Bullinger receives BA from University of Cologne. Berchtold Haller is ordained a priest.
1521 Pope Leo X calls King Henry VIII ?Defender of the Faith? for his publication of an anti-Luther tract.
1522 Ulrich Zwingli defends those who eat meat during Lent. Ulrich Zwingli secretly marries Anna Rhinehardt. Heinrich Bullinger receives MA from University of Cologne.
1523 First Zurich Disputation between Zwingli and Johann Faber vicar-general of Constance. Reformation begins in Zurich. Second Zurich Disputation in which Zwingli argued for the removal of images from churches. Grebel unsuccessfully argued for the abolition of the mass. Johann Oecolampadius becomes professor at Basel. Heinrich Bullinger becomes head teacher at Cistercian monastery at Kappel. Heinrich Bullinger meets Ulrich Zwingli.
1524 Ulrich Zwingli's marriage to Anna Rhinehardt made public. Luther and Karlstadt meet at the Black Bear Inn in Jena. Thomas Bilney "converts" Hugh Latimer.
1525 Eck publishes Arguments against Luther and Other Enemies of the Church. Luther marries Katherine von Bora. [More] Heinrich Bullinger abolishes the mass at Cistercian monastery. Schwenckfeld visits Wittenberg and debates Martin Luther concerning the Eucharist. Berchtold Haller ceases saying Mass in Bern. Luther allows Karlstadt to seek refuge in Wittenberg. Heinrich Bullinger attends Zurich disputation with Anabaptists. Thomas Bilney is licensed to preach in Ely.
1526 Heinrich Bullinger celebrates reformed eucharist at Cistercian monastery. First Diet of Speyer. Joachim Vadian becomes mayor of St Gall. Later that year, St Gall becomes a reformed city. Ulrich Zwingli and Berchtold Haller attend the Baden Disputation. Henry VIII begins courting Anne Boleyn. Wolsey summons Thomas Bilney and he is forced to take an oath not to disseminate Luther's views.
1527 Henry VIII appeals to Pope Clement VII for annulment for marriage to Catharine of Aragon.
1528 Heinrich Bullinger accompanies Ulrich Zwingli to the disputation at Bern Joachim Vadian moderates the Bern Disputation. Jeanne of Navarre is born.
1529 Luther and Zwingli debate at Marburg Colloquy [More] Schmalkald League is formed by Lutheran princes to defend their faith. Second Diet of Speyer. [More] Heinrich Bullinger marries Anna Adlischwyler. Bremgarten becomes a reformed town. Heinrich Bullinger replaces his father as pastor at Bremgarten. Simon Fish publishes The Supplication of Beggars. Thomas More replaces Wolsey as Lord Chancellor. Thomas More succeeds Thomas Wolsey as Lord Chancellor.
1530 Bucer and Capito write Tetrapolitan Confession. Zwingli helps Karlstadt become a deacon at the Grossm?nster in Zurich. Robert Barnes flees to Wittenberg. William Tracy's will circulates among evangelicals. As a result, his body is exhumed and burned. Robert Barnes writes A Supplication unto King Henry VIII.
1531 Zwingli dies at the Battle of Kappel. Johann Oecolampadius dies. Heinrich Bullinger arrives in Zurich. Replaces Zwingli as pastor in Zurich. Heinrich Bullinger flees Bremgarten due to the defeat of Zurich troops at Kappel. Robert Barnes writes Supplication to Henry VIII. Thomas Bilney executed in London.
1532 John Calvin publishes his first work?a commentary on Seneca?s De Clementia. Guillaume Farel arrives in Geneva. Berchtold Haller debates Anabaptists in Zofingen. Berchtold Haller and Capito write the Berner Synodus, a church order for Bern. Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor the day after the Submission of the Clergy is passed. Thomas More writes Letter Against Frith.
1533 Johann Bugenhagen receives hid doctorate of theology at Wittenberg. Parliament passes the Act in Restraint of Appeals. Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth. Thomas More writes Confutation of Tyndale's Answer. Henry VIII is excommunicated. The Buggery Act is adopted by Henry VIII. [More] Thomas Cranmer is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Henry VIII. Henry VIII secretly marries Anne Boleyn.
1534 King Henry VIII declares himself the supreme head of the church in England. Act of Supremacy.
1535 Calvin moves to Geneva. Council of Two Hundred passes a formal declaration that Geneva is a Protestant city. Thomas More is beheaded in Tower of London for failing to take the Oath of Supremacy. Thomas More is executed.
1536 Calvin publishes the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion. Heinrich Bullinger authors First Helvetic Confession. Berchtold Haller dies. William Tyndale burned at stake. Thomas Cromwell secures the Act of Dissolution which closes monasteries. Robert Barnes returns to England. Henry VIII begins suppressing monasteries. Catharine of Aragon dies. Anne Boleyn executed. Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour. Pilgrimage of Grace begins. [More]
1537 The Little Council and the Council of Two Hundred adopt Calvin's 21 Articles. Jane Grey is born Edward VI is born. Jane Seymour dies.
1538 Calvin and William Farel are banished from Geneva. Calvin and Farel refuse to serve communion in Geneva. Libertines gain the majority in Geneva's city council.
1539 Six Articles passed by English parlaiment at Henry VIII's urging.
1540 Calvin publishes his commentary on Romans. Calvin attends Diet of Hagenau. Calvin marries Idelette de Bures. Robert Barnes burned at the stake. Anne Askew marries Thomas Kyme of Kelsey. Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves. Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves is annulled. Henry VIII marries Katherine Howard. Henry VIII has Thomas Cromwell executed. Robert Barnes burned at the stake.
1541 Regensburg Colloquy. Calvin attends Diet of Regensburg. Wolfgang Capito dies. Geneva city councils approve Calvin's Ecclesiastical Ordinances as the church constitution. Calvin returns to Geneva.
1542 Katherine Howard executed for treason.
1543 Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr.
1544 Anne Askew's husband, Thomas Kyme expels her from his home because of her "heretical" views.
1545 Anne Askew arrested twice in 1545 in London.
1546 Luther dies in Eisleben. Schmalkald War begins. [More] Anne Askew arrested for the third time. Anne Askew was tied to a chair and burned alive. Anne Askew condemned. Anne Askew placed on the rack and tortured until many bones were broken. She refused to recant.
1547 Schmalkald War ends. Henry VIII dies.
1548 Katherine Parr dies.
1549 Thomas Cranmer's First Book of Common Prayer published
1551 Joachim Vadian dies. Martin Bucer dies.
1552 Andreas Osiander dies. Thomas Cranmer publishes the Second Book of Common Prayer.
1553 Michael Servetus arrested in Geneva and burned at the stake. Thomas Cranmer writes Forty Two Articles of the Reformed Faith. Edward VI dies at age fifteen. Queen Mary ascends to the throne.
1554 Jane Grey is executed.
1555 Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer burned at the stake.
1556 Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake.
1558 Queen Mary dies. Reginald Pole dies.
1560 Melanchthon dies.
1561 Marie Dentiere dies.
1562 Katharina Zell dies.
1564 John Calvin dies. Wibrandis Rosenblatt dies. Heinrich Bullinger's wife Anna and three children die of the plague. Argula von Grumbach dies.
1566 Heinrich Bullinger authors Second Helvetic Confession.
1571 Thirty Nine Articles written under Queen Elizabeth.
1572 Jeanne of Navarre dies.
1575 Heinrich Bullinger dies. Matthew Parker dies.
1605 Theodore Beza dies.