August 11th in German History: The Death of Johann Tetzel

Martin Luther’s attacks on the Catholic Church and resulting protestant reformation shaped German and European History for centuries. Someone not often remembered is the man whose actions spurred Martin Luther to break with the church. That man was Johann Tetzel, who died on August 11th, 1519. Tetzel was born in the town of Pirna inContinue reading “August 11th in German History: The Death of Johann Tetzel”