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Luther's biography

Martin Luther as an Augustinian monk, based on a copperplate by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1520,  photo: Eichfelder Archive
Martin Luther as an Augustinian monk, based on a copperplate by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1520,
photo: Eichfelder Archive

Born 10 November 1483 in Eisleben

From 1490
School education in Mansfeld, Magdeburg and Eisenach

1501 to 1505
Student of law at the University of Erfurt

1505
Joins the Order of Saint Augustine in Erfurt, where he studies theology

1507
Ordained as a priest

1510/11
Sojourn in Rome

1512
Professor of Theology at the University of Wittenberg

1517
Nails his Ninety-five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg

1521
Refuses to recant at the Diet of Worms
Translation of the Bible (New Testament) at the Wartburg

1522
Returns to Wittenberg
Travels central Germany giving sermons

1525
Marries Katharina von Bora

1534
Publication of the Bible in its German translation

Died 18 February 1546 in Eisleben

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