Andreas Karlstadt Timeline

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  • 1486 - 1541
    Life of Reformer and theologian Andreas Karlstadt.
  • 1499 - 1505
    Andreas Karlstadt is educated at universities of Erfurt and Cologne.
  • 1510
    Andreas Karlstadt is archdeacon and head of Department of Theology at Wittenberg.
  • 1512
    Andreas Karlstadt awards young Martin Luther his doctorate degree at Wittenberg.
  • 1515 - 1516
    Andreas Karlstadt travels to Rome to study, and receive, his law degree.
  • 1517
    Andreas Karlstadt agrees with Luther that the Church needs reform; encourages Luther's efforts.
  • 1519
    Andreas Karlstadt is a central participant, with Luther, in the Debate at Leipzig against Johann Eck of the Catholic Church.
  • 1521 - 1522
    Andreas Karlstadt is the central reformer in Wittenberg advocating for radical change.
  • 1521
    Andreas Karlstadt marries 15-year-old Anna von Mochau in defiance of the Church's prohibition on clerical marriage.
  • 1522 - 1524
    Luther denounces Karlstadt as a radical and prohibits him from publishing or preaching.
  • 1524
    Karlstadt's life is threatened at the outbreak of the German Peasants' War and he seeks sanctuary at Luther's house.
  • 1529
    Karlstadt and his family leave Germany for Switzerland where he is welcomed by Zwingli and his followers.
  • 1534 - 1541
    Andreas Karlstadt is Dean of University of Basel until his death.