1483-Martin Luther was born in the 10 of November 1483 in Eisleben Germany
At age seven, Martin Luther entered school in Mansfeld. At 14 Martin Luther went north to Magdeburg, where he continued his studies. In 1498, he returned to Eisleben and enrolled in a school, studying grammar, rhetoric and logic. He later compared this experience to purgatory and hell.In 1501, Martin Luther entered the University of Erfurt,. At this time, it seemed he was on his way to becoming a lawyer.
Martin Luther Education and scholar
Becoming a Monk
1504 -Martin Luther one day was he was 21, he was outside in a thunderstorm. He is afraid of thunderstorm so he said to God if the thunderstorm stops I will became a priest and the storm stop and he be came a priest
Luther is charged with heresy in Rome. He defends himself in Augsburg with arguments based on the Bible rather than church doctrine. He has to flee, returning to Lutherstadt Wittenberg under the protection of Frederick the Wise (the Elector Frederick III).
Empty textLuther had powerful friends among the princes of Germany, one of whom was his own prince, Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony. The prince arranged for Luther to be seized on his way from the Diet by a company of masked horsemen, who carried him to the castle of the Wartburg, where he was kept about a year. During this period of forced sojourn in the world, Luther was still hard at work upon his celebrated translation of the Bible, though he couldn't rely on the isolation of a monastery. During his translation, Luther would make forays into the nearby towns and markets to listen to people speak, so that he could put his translation of the Bible into the language of the people.
n June and July of 1519 Luther publicly declared that the Bible did not give the pope the exclusive right to interpret scripture, which was a direct attack on the authority of the papacy. Finally, in 1520, the pope had had enough and on June 15 issued an ultimatum threatening Luther with excommunication. On December 10, 1520, Luther publicly burned the letter. In January 1521, Martin Luther was officially excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
Marriage and Kids
In 1525, Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, a former nun who had abandoned the convent and taken refuge in Wittenberg. Together, over the next several years, they had six children.
The "Klug's Songbook" ("Klug'sche Gesangbuch") is published, including songs like "A Mighty Fortress is our God", Luther's best-known and best-loved hymn.
1537- Schmalkalden hosts a grand meeting of the Schmalkaldic League of rulers and theologians; Luther presents his Articles of Faith, a summary of Lutheran doctrine
Martin Luther died on February 18, 1546 at the age of 62 during a trip to his hometown of Eisleben.