Luther, Martin, 1483–1546, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, b. Eisleben, Saxony, of a family of small, but free, landholders.
Sections in this article:
- The 95 Theses
- Growth of Lutheranism and His Last Years
- Early Life and Spiritual Crisis
- Break with the Church
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