Chronology for Zwingli: Expanded Context

1452 Leonardo da Vinci is born.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg completes printing the Bible in Mainz using movable type
1469 Desiderus Erasmus is born.
1473 Nicolaus Copernicus is born.
1475 Michelangelo is born.
1484 Ulrich Zwingli is born in St. Gall.
1492 Columbus sets sail for the Americas.
1493 Maximilian I becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1498 Ulrich Zwingli enrolls at the University of Vienna.
1500 Charles V is born.
1502 Ulrich Zwingli transfers to University in Basel.
1504 Ulrich Zwingli receives BA from Basel.
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.
1509 Erasmus writes In Praise of Folly.
1513 Battle of the Spurs: Henry VIII's forces defeat the French, at Guinegate.
1515 Battle of Marignano causes Zwingli to preach against mercenary system.
1515 Battle of Marignano.
1516 Erasmus' Greek New Testament published.
1516 Ulrich Zwingli becomes rector of the monastic church at Einsiedeln.
1518 Ulrich Zwingli becomes priest at the Great Minster in Zurich.
1519 Charles V elected as Holy Roman Emperor.
1519 Maximillian I dies.
1521 Ulrich Zwingli and Berchtold Haller meet for the first time.
1522 Fall of the Aztecs to Cortes.
1522 Ulrich Zwingli defends those who eat meat during Lent.
1522 Ulrich Zwingli secretly marries Anna Rhinehardt.
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 Heinrich Bullinger meets Ulrich Zwingli.
1524 Erasmus writes On the Freedom of the Will.
1524 Ulrich Zwingli's marriage to Anna Rhinehardt made public.
1524 May 30 Peasants in the Black Forest region of Germany begin Peasants' War. Peasants' War
1526 Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal.
1526 Ulrich Zwingli and Berchtold Haller attend the Baden Disputation.
1526 August 29 Battle of Moh·cs. Battle of Moh·cs
1528 Heinrich Bullinger accompanies Ulrich Zwingli to the disputation at Bern
1529 Luther and Zwingli debate at Marburg Colloquy The Marburg Colloquy
1529 The Turks attack Vienna.
1530 Zwingli helps Karlstadt become a deacon at the Grossm¸nster in Zurich.
1531 Zwingli dies at the Battle of Kappel.
1533 Fall of Incas to Pizarro.
1550 Bartolome de Las Casas writes In Defense of the Indians.
1552 Bartolome de Las Casas writes The Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indes.
1553 Constantinople falls to the Turks.
1558 Charles V dies.