Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Born: November 10, 1483

Died: February 18, 1546

Nationality: German

Occupation: Leader, monk, priest, theologian, professor

Biography: Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517.

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Source/Notes: Probably apocryphal. The earliest reference for this quote was found in a letter of the Hessian Church from October 1944.
Source/Notes: The table talk or familiar discourse of Martin Luther, tr. by W. Hazlitt (1848 edition)

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