League of Cambrai is formed by
Pope Julius II,
Louis XII of France,
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and
Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice.
1520 Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon burned
Pope Leo X's papal bull
(which threatened Luther with excommunication) together with
the canon law of the papacy.
Kaspar (Caspar) Schwenkfeld (b. 1490), Silesian
Anabaptist theologian and writer, died.
Reformation poet and hymnist, died in Wittenberg, Germany
(b. 8 November 1511, Kitzingen, Bavaria).
Jacob Fabritius, Lutheran pastor, began to serve Swedish
Lutheran Americans (b. Silesia; d. 1696 [1693?]).
1735 During a visit to England, Georgia governor
James Edward Oglethorpe
(1696–1785) met John and
Charles Wesley, students at Oxford University.
Gottlieb Bassler, Lutheran leader in the Pittsburgh
Synod and the General Council, was born at Langenthal,
Switzerland (d. 3 October 1868).
Zundel, organist of sacred music, was born in Hochdorf,
Germany (d. July 1882, Cannstadt, Germany).
George MacDonald, Scottish novelist and poet, was born
in Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 18 September 1905, Ashstead,
Johannes Schaller, professor and president of Dr. Martin
Luther College (New Ulm, Minnesota) and president of
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin), was born
in Saint Louis (d. 7 February 1920).
Henry Ernest Nichol, the composer of sacred music, was
born in Hull, England (d. 30 August 1926, Skirlaugh,
1881 The first Lutheran congregation in southern
California held its first service.
Walter William Frederick Albrecht, professor at
Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois),
translator of Franz Pieper’s
Christliche Dogmatik into English, was born in
Lebanon, Wisconsin (d. 16 November 1961).
Johann Gottlieb Christaller, West Africa missionary,
linguist, died (b. 19 November 1827 in Württemberg).
Norman A. Madson, hymn translator, died (b. 16 November
1886, Manitowoc, Wisconsin). He was educated at the
Wittenberg (Wisconsin) Academy, Luther College (Decorah,
Iowa), the University of Chicago and Luther Seminary
(Hamline [Saint Paul], Minnesota). Ordained on 14 November
1915, he served as a traveling missionary of the Norwegian
Synod on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota from 1915 to
1916. He taught at Luther College from 1916 to 1918 and was
a chaplain in the U.S. Army from 1918 to 1919. He served
pastorates at Bode, Iowa, and Princeton, Minnesota. He was
president of the (Little) Norwegian Synod in 1935, editor of
the Lutheran Sentinel (1927–1929),
secretary of the synod’s
Committee on Church Union and a member of the Intersynodical
Committee on Hymnology and Liturgics and the Norwegian Synod
Home Mission Committee.
(b. 10 May 1886), Swiss reformed theologian, died.
Merton (b. 31 January 1915), French-born American
Trappist monk, died by accidental electrocution while
attending a conference of Buddhist and Catholic monks in