Best Answer

Johann Tetzel was a German, a Dominican priest who went about preaching about indulgences. He angered Luther by claiming seriously more than the Roman Catholic Church actually taught about indulgences, almost to the point of saying people could buy their way into Heaven.

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Who was john tetzel and what did he do to anger Luther?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

In which year did Luther first see Tetzel selling indulgences?

It was John Tetzel who first created the indulgences. It happened in 1517. Luther had gotten mad at him and this affected and changed the church a lot. yw ;]

Which monk raised money for the Church by selling indulgences?

A monk that raised money for the church by selling indulgences is John Tetzel. It is believed that his action inspired Martin Luther to write the Ninety-Five Theses.

What action by Johann tetzel upset Luther and led to the ninety five these?

The fact that Johann tetzel sold indulgences upset Luther because he thought they were dumb

Why were the initial attempts to become a Federation rejected?

Tetzel threatened to burn Luther at the stake

What did the priest Johann Tetzel do that prompted Martin Luther to take action?

Big pun

What was John Tetzel's religious beliefs?


Who was the person sent to wittenberg to sell letters of indulgences?

The Dominican Friar Johann Tetzel.

How did the Churchs great power lead to criticism of the church during the Renaissance?

When Luther heard of Tetzel's effort he became angry

What is the birth name of Joan Tetzel?

Joan Tetzel's birth name is Tetzel, Joan Margaret.

What are the indulgences that John Tetzel used to raise money to build Pope Leos St Basilica?

SaveJohn Tetzel used indulgences to raise money to build Pope Leo's St. Basilica. What are indulgences?

What was happening in the church that prompted Martin Luther to write it the 95 theses?

Martin Luther was against the selling of indulgences. At that time John Tetzel was sent by the Pope to Germany to raise money for the renovation of St. Peter's Basilica. In order to raise this money they sold pardons for ones sins. That is why he wrote 95 theses.

Who is John Tetzel?

"When the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs." Johann or John Tetzel, a Dominican friar, was Pope Leo's master salesman. Tetzel traveled from village to village with a brass-bound chest, a bag of printed receipts and an enormous cross draped with the papal banner. His entrance into the town square, with the papal bull announcing the indulgence on a velvet cushion, was heralded with bells, candles, flags and relics. Staging his show in the nave of the local church, Tetzel would announce, 'I have here the passports to lead the human soul to the celestial joys of paradise. The Holy Father [the Pope] has the power in heaven and earth to forgive sin, and if he forgives it, God must do so also'. The cost of the indulgence, Tetzel was quick to point out, was cheap when the alternatives were taken into account. Among the demons and tempests in the medieval world, the indulgence, no matter the price, offered a glimpse of light in a world of darkness. In Germany, Tetzel exceeded his quota, as he always did. Indulgences were most popular among the peasants, yet it also hit them the hardest; they had the least money to spare. Tetzel's indulgence-selling campaign led Martin Luther to act on the frustrations that were consuming his thoughts. When Luther posted his 'Ninety-Five Theses', the sales of indulgences dropped considerably.