Luther at the Diet of Worms, by Anton von Werner, 1877
The medieval Cathedral of Worms
Summons for Luther to appear at the Diet of Worms, signed by Charles V. The text on the left was on the reverse side.
Town hall of Worms
Luther in Worms, colorized woodcut, 1577
St Martin's Church
Luther statue in Worms
Map of Worms in 1630: The Jewish ghetto is marked in yellow.
The Gothic Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). Wine from the adjacent vineyard gave its name to the (now more generic) Liebfraumilch style.
Worms' twin towns
Ludwig Edinger painted by Lovis Corinth
Johann Nikolaus Götz 1755
Rudi Stephan

The Diet of Worms of 1521 (Reichstag zu Worms ) was an imperial diet (a formal deliberative assembly) of the Holy Roman Empire called by Emperor Charles V and conducted in the Imperial Free City of Worms.

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Among more than a hundred imperial diets held at Worms, the Diet of 1521 (commonly known as the Diet of Worms) ended with the Edict of Worms, in which Martin Luther was declared a heretic.

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Martin Luther (1529) by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Martin Luther

German priest, theologian, author and hymnwriter.

German priest, theologian, author and hymnwriter.

Martin Luther (1529) by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Portraits of Hans and Margarethe Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1527
Former monks' dormitory, St Augustine's Monastery, Erfurt
Luther as a friar, with tonsure
Luther's accommodation in Wittenberg
A posthumous portrait of Luther as an Augustinian friar
Luther's theses are engraved into the door of All Saints' Church, Wittenberg. The Latin inscription above informs the reader that the original door was destroyed by a fire, and that in 1857, King Frederick William IV of Prussia ordered a replacement be made.
The Catholic sale of indulgences shown in A Question to a Mintmaker, woodcut by Jörg Breu the Elder of Augsburg, c. 1530
Luther at Erfurt, which depicts Martin Luther discovering the doctrine of sola fide (by faith alone). Painting by Joseph Noel Paton, 1861.
Pope Leo X's Bull against the errors of Martin Luther, 1521, commonly known as Exsurge Domine
The meeting of Martin Luther (right) and Cardinal Cajetan (left, holding the book)
Luther Before the Diet of Worms by Anton von Werner (1843–1915)
Luther Monument in Worms. His statue is surrounded by the figures of his lay protectors and earlier Church reformers including John Wycliffe, Jan Hus and Girolamo Savonarola.
Wartburg Castle, Eisenach
The Wartburg room where Luther translated the New Testament into German. An original first edition is kept in the case on the desk.
Luther disguised as "Junker Jörg", 1521
Lutherhaus, Luther's residence in Wittenberg
The Twelve Articles, 1525
Katharina von Bora, Luther's wife, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526
Martin Luther at his desk with family portraits (17th century)
Church orders, Mecklenburg 1650
Lutheran church liturgy and sacraments
A stained glass portrayal of Luther
Luther's 1534 Bible
An early printing of Luther's hymn "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"
Luther on the left with Lazarus being raised by Jesus from the dead, painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1558
Statue of Martin Luther outside St. Mary's Church, Berlin
The battle between the Turks and the Christians, in the 16th century
Pulpit of St. Andreas Church, Eisleben, where Agricola and Luther preached
The original title page of On the Jews and Their Lies, written by Martin Luther in 1543
Luther on his deathbed, painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Martin Luther's grave, Schlosskirche, Wittenberg
Worldwide Protestantism in 2010
Luther Monument in Eisenach, Germany
Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
Various books of the Weimar Edition of Luther's works
Martin Luther's Death House, considered the site of Luther's death since 1726. However the building where Luther actually died (at Markt 56, now the site of Hotel Graf von Mansfeld) was torn down in 1570.<ref>Dorfpredigten: Biblische Einsichten aus Deutschlands 'wildem Süden'. Ausgewählte Predigten aus den Jahren 1998 bis 2007 Teil II 2002–2007 by Thomas O.H. Kaiser, p. 354</ref>
Casts of Luther's face and hands at his death, in the Market Church in Halle<ref>Martin Luther's Death Mask on View at Museum in Halle, Germany</ref>
Schlosskirche in Wittenberg, where Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses, is also his gravesite.
Luther's tombstone beneath the pulpit in the Castle Church in Wittenberg
Close-up of the grave with inscription in Latin
Luther with a swan (painting in the church at Strümpfelbach im Remstal, Weinstadt, Germany, by J. A. List)
Swan weather vane, Round Lutheran Church, Amsterdam
Altar in St Martin's Church, Halberstadt, Germany. Luther and the swan are toward the top on the right.
Coin commemorating Luther (engraving by Georg Wilhelm Göbel, Saxony, 1706)

His refusal to renounce all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Holy Roman Emperor.

This was a general assembly of the estates of the Holy Roman Empire that took place in Worms, a town on the Rhine.

Diet of Worms, 1495
(1995 German postage stamp)

Diet of Worms (1495)

Diet of Worms, 1495
(1995 German postage stamp)

The Diet of Worms (Reichstag zu Worms) was a meeting of the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire in 1495 in the city of Worms at which the foundation stone was laid for comprehensive reforms (Reichsreform) of the empire.

A second attempt at reform, which was undertaken in Worms at the diet of 1521, also failed.