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King of Aragon (1479-1516)/also became King of Castille b/c of marriage to Princess (Infanta) Isabella/father of Queen Joanna & Catherine of Aragon/married Germaine of Foix in 1505
Dominican friar/Grand Inquisitor of Poland/Grand Commisioner ofr indulgences in Germany/sold indulgences to raise funds for St Peter's Basilica in Rome & for Albert of Mainz
Swiss reformer who became pastor of the Grossm├╝nster in Zurich, Switzerland/attacked Anabaptists/disagreed with Luther on transubstantiation at Marburg Colloquy
Temporary religious settlement (1555) between Catholic Charles V & Protestant German princes/allowed each prince to determine which religion was allowed in his domain
First Bourbon monarch of France/raised as a Protestant/nearly assassinated in St Bart.'s Day massacre/became Catholic to take the throne/gave Edict of Nantes/murdered by Ravaillac
German Augustinian monk/became reformer who married Katharina von Bora (a former nun)/attacked Tetzel's selling of indulgences/advocated Sola Fide (salvation by faith alone)
Virgin Queen of England/daughter of Henry VIII/portrayed as Gloriana in Spenser's The Faerie Queen/led during Nine Years War/gave Tilbury Speech/led during Spanish Armada
130 ship fleet that sailed from A Coru├▒a under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia to escort Spanish army from Flanders to invade England/sent by Philip II of Spain in 1588
French reformer based in Geneva, Switzerland/author of Institutes of the Christian Religion
Period of Catholic resurgence began by Council of Trent (1545-63)/consisted of documents defending Church as well as wars & political efforts
Henry VIII's 1st wife (1509-33)/Spanish princess & daughter of Ferdinand & Isabella/mother of Mary I/Henry wanted annulment b/c he wanted Anne Boleyn/led to his break w/Catholicism
Henry VIII's 2nd wife (1533-36)/her sister Mary had been Henry's mistress/mother of Elizabeth I/beheaded by Henry for treason (b/c she didn't have a son & Henry wanted Jane Seymour
Queen of Castille (1474-1504)/unified Spain by 1469 marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon/led major reforms in Castille to reduce crime & national debt
1571 battle in which Don Juan of Austria led European (Holy League) forces against Ottoman fleet led by Ali Pasha at Gulf of Corinth
English sea captain under Elizabeth I/led 2nd circumnavigation of earth (1577-80)/commanded Brit fleet during Spanish Armada/Spanish regarded him as a pirate & called him El Draque
King of England titled by Pope Leo X as 'Defender of the Faith' for his work Defense of the Seven Sacraments/later broke from the Catholic Church to marry Anne Boleyn/born in 1509
Decree of Henry IV of France granting French Calvinists (Huguenots) substantial rights & freedom of religion/revoked in 1685 by Louis XIV with Edict of Fontainbleau
(1562-98)/period of infighting between houses of Bourbon & Guise from the Massacre of Vassy until the Edict of Nantes/
Conquistador who conquered the Aztecs in 1521
Catholic order of the Counter-Reformation approved by Pope Paul III in 1540/founded by Ignatius of Loyola/also called the Society of Jesus
Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533-1547 & Tsar of All the Russias from 1547-1584/killed son Ivan-led to Time of Troubles/founded Russia's 1st Print Yard/Massacre of Novgorod
1517 writing by Martin Luther which he nailed to the church doors in Wittenburg to start the Protestant Reformation
16-18 April 1521/Luther's trial by Emperor Charles V/Johann Eck questioned him/Luther was not arrested b/c Prince Frederick of Saxony had obtained letter of safe conduct
Catholic Church council called by Pope Paul III in order to address Protestant Reformation/lasted on and off from 1545-1563/began the Counter-Reformation
Portuguese explorer who led first circumnavigation of the globe from 1520-22/sailed from Spain/killed in Philippines
Murder of French Huguenots in August, 1572 instigated by Catherine de'Medici/occurred after failed assassination of Huguenot leader Admiral Coligny & marriage of Henry of Navarre
Queen of England (1553-58)/daughter of Catherine of Aragon/wife of Philip II of Spain/returned England to Catholicism/executed Latimer & Cranmer among others
Holy Roman Emperor & King of Spain at onset of Reformation/born in 1500
Dutch humanist from Rotterdam/friend of Luther & More/wrote In Praise of Folly and Handbook of a Christian Knight/critical of Catholic Church but didn't join Reformers
Catholic Cardinal/adviser to Henry VIII of England (1515-29)/failed to obtain annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon/was to be tried for treason but died enroute

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