Chronology for Magisterial Reformation

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.
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.
1484 Joachim Vadian is born in St Gall.
1485 Johann Bugenhagen born in Pomerania.
1489 Guillaume (William) Farel is born.
1490 Argula von Grumbach is born.
1491 Martin Bucer is born.
1492 Berchtold Haller is born.
1497 Philipp Melanchthon (born Philip Schwartzerdt) is born.
1497 Katharina Zell is born.
1498 Ulrich Zwingli enrolls at the University of Vienna.
1498 Andreas Osiander is born.
1501 Joachim Vadian begins studies at the University of Vienna.
1502 University of Wittenberg established by Frederick, Elector of Saxony.
1502 Ulrich Zwingli transfers to University in Basel.
1504 Ulrich Zwingli receives BA from Basel.
1504 Wibrandis Rosenblatt born.
1504 Heinrich Bullinger is born.
1506 Zwingli receives Master of Arts at University of Basel.
1506 Ulrich Zwingli receives MA from Basel.
1506 Ulrich Zwingli is ordained and becomes parish priest in Glarus.
1508 Melanchthon begins studies at Pforzheim.
1508 Joachim Vadian receives MA from the University of Vienna.
1509 John Calvin is born.
1509 Melanchthon begins studies at Heidelberg.
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.
1515 Battle of Marignano causes Zwingli to preach against mercenary system.
1516 Ulrich Zwingli becomes rector of the monastic church at Einsiedeln.
1516 Joachim Vadian is appointed rector at the University of Vienna and begins teaching rhetoric.
1516 Theodore Beza is born.
1517 Joachim Vadian receives doctorate in medicine.
1517 Pope Leo X commissions Prierias to respond to Luther's 95 thesis. Prierias' *Dialogus* is sent to Luther who responds with *Responsio.*
1517 October 31 Luther posts the 95 These to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.
1518 Ulrich Zwingli becomes priest at the Great Minster in Zurich.
1518 Melanchthon begins teaching Greek at Wittenberg.
1518 Joachim Vadian resigns from his post at the University of Vienna and returns to St Gall where he is named city physician.
1518 Joachim Vadian and Conrad Grebel climb Mount Pilatus together.
1519 Leipzig Disputation between Luther and Eck. Karlstadt also debates Eck. Leipzig Disputation
1519 Joachim Vadian marries Martha Grebel, Conrad Grebelís sister.
1520 Luther Writes: To the Christian Nobility, On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church, and The Freedom of a Christian
1520 Heinrich Bullinger receives BA from University of Cologne.
1520 Berchtold Haller is ordained a priest.
1521 Edict of Worms issued by Charles V declares Luther an outlaw.
1521 Pope Leo X calls King Henry VIII ìDefender of the Faithî for his publication of an anti-Luther tract.
1521 Diet of Worms Diet of Worms
1521 Zwickau prophets arrive in Wittenberg.
1521 Johann Oecolampadius enters a Briggitine monastery.
1521 Ulrich Zwingli and Berchtold Haller meet for the first time.
1521 Johann Bugenhagen enrolls at Wittenberg.
1521 May Luther is kidnapped and taken to Wartburg Castle. Wartburg Castle
1522 Ulrich Zwingli defends those who eat meat during Lent.
1522 Ulrich Zwingli secretly marries Anna Rhinehardt.
1522 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.
1523 Second Zurich Disputation in which Zwingli argued for the removal of images from churches. Grebel unsuccessfully argued for the abolition of the mass.
1523 Johann Oecolampadius becomes professor at Basel.
1523 Heinrich Bullinger becomes head teacher at Cistercian monastery at Kappel.
1523 Heinrich Bullinger meets Ulrich Zwingli.
1524 Ulrich Zwingli's marriage to Anna Rhinehardt made public.
1524 August 21 Luther and Karlstadt meet at the Black Bear Inn in Jena.
1525 Eck publishes Arguments against Luther and Other Enemies of the Church.
1525 Luther marries Katherine von Bora. Martin Luther's Marriage
1525 Heinrich Bullinger abolishes the mass at Cistercian monastery.
1525 Schwenckfeld visits Wittenberg and debates Martin Luther concerning the Eucharist.
1525 Berchtold Haller ceases saying Mass in Bern.
1525 Luther allows Karlstadt to seek refuge in Wittenberg.
1525 January Heinrich Bullinger attends Zurich disputation with Anabaptists.
1526 Heinrich Bullinger celebrates reformed eucharist at Cistercian monastery.
1526 First Diet of Speyer.
1526 Joachim Vadian becomes mayor of St Gall. Later that year, St Gall becomes a reformed city.
1526 Ulrich Zwingli and Berchtold Haller attend the Baden Disputation.
1528 Heinrich Bullinger accompanies Ulrich Zwingli to the disputation at Bern
1528 Joachim Vadian moderates the Bern Disputation.
1528 Jeanne of Navarre is born.
1529 Luther and Zwingli debate at Marburg Colloquy The Marburg Colloquy
1529 Schmalkald League is formed by Lutheran princes to defend their faith.
1529 Second Diet of Speyer. Diet of Speyer 1529
1529 August Heinrich Bullinger marries Anna Adlischwyler.
1529 June Bremgarten becomes a reformed town.
1529 May Heinrich Bullinger replaces his father as pastor at Bremgarten.
1530 Bucer and Capito write Tetrapolitan Confession.
1530 Zwingli helps Karlstadt become a deacon at the Grossm¸nster in Zurich.
1531 Zwingli dies at the Battle of Kappel.
1531 Johann Oecolampadius dies.
1531 Heinrich Bullinger arrives in Zurich.
1531 December 13 Replaces Zwingli as pastor in Zurich.
1531 October Heinrich Bullinger flees Bremgarten due to the defeat of Zurich troops at Kappel.
1532 John Calvin publishes his first workóa commentary on Senecaís De Clementia.
1532 Guillaume Farel arrives in Geneva.
1532 Berchtold Haller debates Anabaptists in Zofingen.
1532 Berchtold Haller and Capito write the Berner Synodus, a church order for Bern.
1533 Johann Bugenhagen receives hid doctorate of theology at Wittenberg.
1535 Calvin moves to Geneva.
1535 April 27 Council of Two Hundred passes a formal declaration that Geneva is a Protestant city.
1536 Calvin publishes the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion.
1536 Heinrich Bullinger authors First Helvetic Confession.
1536 Berchtold Haller dies.
1537 January 16 The Little Council and the Council of Two Hundred adopt Calvin's 21 Articles.
1538 Calvin and William Farel are banished from Geneva.
1538 April 21 Calvin and Farel refuse to serve communion in Geneva.
1538 February Libertines gain the majority in Geneva's city council.
1540 Calvin publishes his commentary on Romans.
1540 Calvin attends Diet of Hagenau.
1540 August Calvin marries Idelette de Bures.
1541 Regensburg Colloquy.
1541 Calvin attends Diet of Regensburg.
1541 Wolfgang Capito dies.
1541 November 20 Geneva city councils approve Calvin's Ecclesiastical Ordinances as the church constitution.
1541 September 13 Calvin returns to Geneva.
1546 Luther dies in Eisleben.
1546 July Schmalkald War begins. Schmalkald War
1547 April Schmalkald War ends.
1551 Joachim Vadian dies.
1551 Martin Bucer dies.
1552 Andreas Osiander dies.
1553 Michael Servetus arrested in Geneva and burned at the stake.
1560 Melanchthon dies.
1561 Marie Dentiere dies.
1562 Katharina Zell dies.
1564 John Calvin dies.
1564 Wibrandis Rosenblatt dies.
1564 Heinrich Bullinger's wife Anna and three children die of the plague.
1564 Argula von Grumbach dies.
1566 Heinrich Bullinger authors Second Helvetic Confession.
1572 Jeanne of Navarre dies.
1575 Heinrich Bullinger dies.
1605 Theodore Beza dies.