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Martin Luther

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Birthday
10, 1483
Birthplace
Eisleben, Germany
Death Date
Feb 18, 1546 (62)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1483
Birthplace
Eisleben, Germany
Death Date
Feb 18, 1546 (62)

About

German theological scholar and priest who sparked the 16th century Protestant Reformation when he criticized the Catholic Church's sale of indulgence in his 95 theses, which he nailed to the door of a church in 1517.

Before Fame

He shunned his father's designs for him to be a lawyer and became a man of the cloth instead.

Trivia

He was excommunicated by the Catholic Church after he refused Pope Leo X's demand that he retract his writings.

Family Life

He married Katharina von Bora in 1523.

Associated With

Not to be confused with Martin Luther King, Jr., he is a German monk.