Martin Luther Biography

Martin Luther, OSA, was a German friar, Catholic priest, professor of theology and seminal figure of the 16th-century movement in Christianity known later as the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar, with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor. Luther taught that salvation and subsequently eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin and subsequently eternity in Hell. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Martin Luther
Nationality:
Holy Roman Empire
Profession:
Writer, Physician, Priest, Monk, Professor, Theologian
Ethnicity:
Germans
Religion:
Protestant
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1483
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
February 18, 1546
Age at Death:
62
Marriages
  • 1525-06-13
    Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
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