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Martin Luther
  • Name: Martin Luther
  • Born: 11/10/1483
  • Died: 02/18/1546 (62 years old)

Martin Luther, O.S.A. (/ˈlθər/; German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈlʊtɐ]; 10 November 1483– 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, Augustinian monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507. He came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church; in particular, he disputed the view on indulgences. Luther proposed an academic discussion of the practice and efficacy of indulgences in his Ninety-five Theses of 1517. His refusal to renounce all of his writings at the demand of Pope LeoX in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor CharlesV at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Holy Roman Emperor.

Birth Place: Eisleben, County of Mansfeld, Holy Roman Empire

Death Place: Eisleben, County of Mansfeld, Holy Roman Empire

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