Diet of Speyer: German Reformers Sign 'Protest,' Become Known as Protestants

Diet of Speyer: German Reformers Sign 'Protest,' Become Known as Protestants

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At the Diet of Speyer in Germany, Lutheran leaders sign a document to "protest" the lack of freedom of conscience and the rights of minorities.

They also protest the measures being adopted by the Diet of Speyer which they feel go against the word of God.

After this German Lutheran Reformers would be known as "Protestants."

 

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