Luther, Martin


Basic data

  1. November 10, 1483 in Eisleben
  2. February 18, 1546 in Eisleben
  3. Reformator, Theologe, Komponist
  4. Erfurt, Wittenberg


(Source: Wikimedia)
(Source: Wikimedia)
Portraits of Hans and Margarethe Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1527 (Source: Wikimedia)
Former monks' dormitory, St Augustine's Monastery, Erfurt (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther as a friar, with tonsure (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther's accommodation in Wittenberg (Source: Wikimedia)
A posthumous portrait of Luther as an Augustinian friar (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther's theses are engraved into the door of All Saints' Church, Wittenberg. The Latin inscription above informs the reader that the original door was destroyed by a fire, and that in 1857, King Frederick William IV of Prussia ordered a replacement be made. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Catholic sale of indulgences shown in A Question to a Mintmaker, woodcut by Jörg Breu the Elder of Augsburg, c. 1530 (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther at Erfurt, which depicts Martin Luther discovering the doctrine of sola fide (by faith alone). Painting by Joseph Noel Paton, 1861. (Source: Wikimedia)
Pope Leo X's Bull against the errors of Martin Luther, 1521, commonly known as Exsurge Domine (Source: Wikimedia)
The meeting of Martin Luther (right) and Cardinal Cajetan (left, holding the book) (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther Before the Diet of Worms by Anton von Werner (1843–1915) (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther Monument in Worms. His statue is surrounded by the figures of his lay protectors and earlier Church reformers including John Wycliffe, Jan Hus and Girolamo Savonarola. (Source: Wikimedia)
Wartburg Castle, Eisenach (Source: Wikimedia)
The Wartburg room where Luther translated the New Testament into German. An original first edition is kept in the case on the desk. (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther disguised as "Junker Jörg", 1521 (Source: Wikimedia)
Lutherhaus, Luther's residence in Wittenberg (Source: Wikimedia)
The Twelve Articles, 1525 (Source: Wikimedia)
Katharina von Bora, Luther's wife, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526 (Source: Wikimedia)
Martin Luther at his desk with family portraits (17th century) (Source: Wikimedia)
Church orders, Mecklenburg 1650 (Source: Wikimedia)
Lutheran church liturgy and sacraments (Source: Wikimedia)
A stained glass portrayal of Luther (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther's 1534 Bible (Source: Wikimedia)
An early printing of Luther's hymn "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (Source: Wikimedia)
Luther on the left with Lazarus being raised by Jesus from the dead, painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1558 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Marburg Colloquy, by August Noack (Source: Wikimedia)
The battle between the Turks and the Christians, in the 16th century (Source: Wikimedia)
Pulpit of St. Andreas Church, Eisleben, where Agricola and Luther preached (Source: Wikimedia)

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