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Margarethe Luther (Lindemann)

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Neustadt an der Saale, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Death: June 30, 1531 (68)
Mansfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Johannes Lindemann and Margaretha Lindemann
Wife of Johann Luther
Mother of Martin Luther, Doctor of Theology; Barbara Luther; unknown Luther; Jacob Luther; Elisabeth Von Bora Haugwitz Monrad and 2 others
Sister of Johannes Hans Lindemann; Konrad Lindemann; David Lindemann; Antonius Lindemann and Cyriac Lindemann

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About Margarethe Luther

Mother of Martin Luther

Most biographers of Martin Luther refer to his mother as Margarethe Ziegler. But Ian Siggins maintains, on the basis of his extensive research, that she was a Lindemann. Since the Lindemanns were highly educated, Siggins concludes that Martin’s mother must have been the more literate of his parents and should receive some credit for his superb verbal skills. “Martin was one of the century’s great masters of language,” for he had an “unmatched instinct for word and image.” (Siggins, 48)

Martin's mother, Margarette came from a small but very well-off family. Despite her soft upbringing, she did her share of the family's workload but with three children to look after she was a harsh disciplinarian.

Luther recalled once, "(that) for the sake of stealing a nut, my mother once beat me until the blood flowed".

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Margarethe Luther's Timeline

Neustadt an der Saale, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
November 10, 1483
Age 20
Eisleben, Grafschaft Mannsfeld, Deutschland, HRR
Age 22
Age 26
Age 27
Mansfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Age 43
June 30, 1531
Age 68
Mansfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany