On October 31, 1517, a rebellious German monk named Martin Luther is said to have nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Castle Church. This simple act of protest sparked a religious revolution that would split Western Christianity and shake the foundations of Europe's cultural identity.
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To commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Tumblehead Studios (http://www.tumblehead.com) tells the story of the legendary Martin Luther in this whimsical animation.
To learn more about the Protestant Reformation, watch History 101: The Protestant Reformation:
Read How Martin Luther Started a Religious Revolution from National Geographic History Magazine: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2017/09-10/history-martin-luther-religious-revolution/
A Fun, Animated History of the Reformation and the Man Who Started It All | Short Film Showcase
In which John Green teaches you about the Protestant Reformation. Prior to the Protestant Reformation, pretty much everyone in Europe was a Roman Catholic. Not to get all great man, but Martin Luther changed all that. Martin Luther didn't like the corruption he saw in the church, especially the sale of indulgences, so he left the church and started his own. And it caught on! And it really did kind of change the world. The changes increased literacy and education, and some even say the Protestant Reformation was the beginning of Capitalism in Europe.
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