Diet of Spires – Here is a history of the Diet of Spires in Germany held in 1529.  It called for the preaching of the word of God and for religious toleration.  The Catholic priests in attendance had petitioned to keep the people of Spires under Rome’s authority.


The Hungarian Reformation – The Reformation had reached Budapest in 1523 and many had been converted from Roman Catholicism and right after that the persecution started.