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Worms, Diet of.

First diet called by young Emperor Charles* V, where April 18, 1521, Luther made world-changing speech refusing to recant. He stood alone on Scripture against pope, prelates, and emperor. The diet also presented the Centum gravamina, “Hundred Grievances,” which German nation had against abuses of papacy. Former diets had made similar protests. This time, as previously, no real reforms were effected. See also Luther, Martin, 13; Reformation, Lutheran, 9.

A. R. Wentz, When Two Worlds Met, The Diet of Worms, 1521 (Philadelphia, 1921).

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