Martin Luther was born 10th November 1483 to Hans luder and Margareth Luther and grew up in the holy roman empire. He studied at Erfurt University and when almost being struck by lightning cried out saying he will be a monk if he is saved.
This is outrageous only God can grant forgiveness of sins
Martin stuck to his word and dropped out of University and became a monk in 1505. with doing so his friends and family were furious and tried to persuade him to not leave university and said he was wasting his talent.
around this time the church was selling indulgences to people who sinned and giving them a free pass into heaven. As well as the selling of indulgences the church had become corrupt from priests not doing their job to prostitution the church had turned its back on its core beliefs.
I declare you an outlaw and ban your literature
Martin was furious with the way the church was acting. he still had the belief that forgiveness of sins can only be given by God, not from indulgences and that the only way to heaven is through faithfulness to Jesus Christ and his teachings.
in 1517 Martin Luther decided that enogh was enough and wrote his 95 theses which were a collection of his complaints and observations about the church and its people he walked up to the church and posted it on the door
The church was furious with Martins 95 theses. the king declared him an outlaw and banned his literature. afterwards, Martin went and secretly lived in a castle.