(A.D. 1414 – 1418) This council was held between 1414 and 1418 that finally ended the refers to the period between A.D. 1378 and 1417 when multiple individuals claimed to be the rightful pope, which ended with the Council of Constance. more. The council deposed two of the three popes and accepted the abdication of a third and appointed a new The Roman Catholic bishop of Rome who is regarded as the successor of the chief apostle, Peter, and as the Vicar of Christ is the holder of the Aposto... more (Martin V). The council also condemned the writings of the early reformers John Wyclif of England and of John Hus of Bohemia who was burned as a heretic. A hundred years later Martin Luther (A.D. 1483–1546) German theologian, pastor, professor at the University of Wittenberg, ex-monk, and founding figure of Protestantism. ... more shocked the world when he admitted that he was a Hussite.