Martin Luther was a German monk, theologian, university professor, priest, father of Protestantism, and church reformer whose ideas started the Protestant Reformation. Luther taught that salvation is a free gift of God and received only through true faith in Jesus as redeemer from sin.
Correspondingly, what countries in Europe are mostly Protestant?
Protestantism: European countries or areas with significant Protestant populations are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the central, eastern and northern parts of Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the eastern, northern and western parts of Switzerland.
How was Europe affected by the Protestant Reformation?
The massive turmoil that the Reformation caused had a lasting impact on European politics. Soon after the Catholic Church deemed Martin Luther a “protestant,” Europe became divided along confessional, as well as territorial, lines. The religious turmoil of the period led to warfare within most states and between many.
What countries became Protestant by the end of the 16th century?
By the end of the 16th century, the European countries that became Protestant were Germany, Switzerland, England, Scandinavia, and Holland. The European countries that remained Catholic were Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Sicily.