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Today in History: May 26

Slide 1 of 11: Martin Luther faces Emperor Karl V at the Diet of Worms, April 1521. Luther had been summoned there to recant his books, but refused to do so unless he could be convinced that he was wrong 'by scripture or by reason'. Luther was subsequently forced into hiding at Wartburg castle under the protection of the Elector of Saxony. After the Edict of Worms Martin Luther was condemned by the church as a heretic

1521: Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms

Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms (vohrms) because of his religious beliefs and writings.

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