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Martin Luther

Birthplace: Lutherstadt Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death: Died in Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Place of Burial: Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Luther and Margarethe Luther
Husband of Katharina Von von Bora
Father of Johannes [John] Luther, II; Elisabeth Luther; Magdalena Luther; Anna Margareta Wagner; Martin Luther, Jr. and 4 others
Brother of Jacob Luther and Elisabeth von Bora Haugwitz Luther

Occupation: Kirkereformator, Reformator
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About Martin Luther

German theologian, professor, pastor, and church reformer, Luther began the Protestant Reformation with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses on October 31, 1517. In this publication, he attacked the Church’s sale of indulgences. He advocated a theology that rested on God’s gracious activity in Jesus Christ, rather than in human works.

Nearly all Protestants trace their history back to Luther in one way or another. Luther’s relationship to philosophy is complex and should not be judged only by his famous statement that “reason is the devil’s whore.”

Born Luder and named after St. Martin of Tours, Martin would later change his last name to Luther.

He was born 10 November 1483 at Eisleben, in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, the son of Hans Luder, a farmer and his wife, Margaretha Luder née Lindemann


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Martin Lüther blev født klokken 23 om aftenen d. 10 November 1483, en Mandag i Eisleben. Han blev døbt d. 24 Nov. i Peterskirke samme sted og fik navnet Martin efter dagens helgen. Familien flyttede efter knapt et halvt år til Mansfeld


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Martin Luther's Timeline

November 10, 1483
Lutherstadt Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
November 24, 1483
Eisleben Peterskirke
June 13, 1525
Age 41
Wittneberg, Germany
June 7, 1526
Age 42
Eisleben, Germany
December 12, 1527
Age 44
Eisleben, Germany
May 4, 1529
Age 45
Eisleben, Germany
Age 46
November 9, 1531
Age 48
January 29, 1533
Age 49
December 17, 1534
Age 51