Timeline of Schisms

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Protestant

  • 1517 Lutheran Church founded by Martin Luther, nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to door at Wittenburg, sparking Protestant Reformation.
  • 1525 Anabaptism established; (today's descendants include particularly the Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites).
  • 1534 Church of England (Anglicanism) founded by King Henry VIII.
  • 1541 Calvinism, (the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology) founded, as the French theologian Johannes Calvinus establishes the first Reformed church in Geneva.
  • 1560 Presbyterian religion founded by John Knox in Scotland.