Born November 10 1483, in Eisleben Saxony Germany. Born to Margaret and Hans Luther, who were apart of the holy roman empire at the time. Parents were also peasants. Then his father moved to Mansfield shortly after he was born, to better family financial.
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At the age of seven attended school in Mansfield. Age 14 he went North to Magdenburg where he continued his studies. 1498 returned to Germany Eisleben. He studied grammar, rhetoric and logi, later he recieved masters of arts in grammar, logic, rhetoric and hypesis
Why he was important
One of Martin's greatest accomplishment was his 95 theses. The 95 theses was a list of questions and propositions for debate. The theses became a foundation for protestant Reformation, the first two theses his central ideas that god intended believers to seek repentance and that faith alone and not deeds would lead salvation.
Another one of his accomplishment was his writings. His writings weren't that good but they were different from other writings. They were very inappropriate, and they were responsible for fictionalizing the catholic church and sparking the protestant reformation
Luther is remembered as a controversial figure, not only because his writings led to significant religious reform and division, but also because in later life he took on radical positions on other questions, including his pronouncements against Jews, which some have said may have portended German anti-Semitism; others dismiss them as just one man’s vitriol that did not gain a following. Some of Luther’s most significant contributions to theological history, however, such as his insistence that as the sole source of religious authority the Bible be translated and made available to everyone, were truly revolutionary in his day
Martin Luther died February 18 1546 at the age of 62 during his trip to Eisleben, he died of a stroke, floating down the river, he was gone, but his writings, legacy, and influence on people, lived on forever