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Born in Eisleben, Mansfeld, Holy Roman Empire [now Saxony-Anhalt, Germany]
Died in Eisleben, Mansfeld, Holy Roman Empire [now Saxony-Anhalt, Germany]

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Martin Luther was the founder of the Lutheran Church in the 16th Century. As a composer he also wrote such well known Christian hymns as "A Mighty Fortess Is Our God".

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Katherine Von Bora (13 June 1525 - 18 February 1546) ( his death) ( 6 children)

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Pictured on a 20¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor, 11 November 1983 (500th anniversary year of birth year).
One of the founding fathers of the Protestant Reformation.
While the Lutheran sect was named after him and is based on his writings and beliefs, he had no role in its formation, since it was founded years after his death.
Six children: Hans Luther, born June 7 1526; Elisabeth Luther, born December 10 1527; Magdalena Luther, born May 4 1529; Martin Luther, born November 9 1531; Paul Luther, born January 29 1533; and Margarethe Luther, born December 17 1534.
Though he was ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1507, he became disillusioned with what he saw as corruption inside the church and left the priesthood. In 1523 he helped eleven Cistercian nuns escape from their convent; one of them was Katherina von Bora, who would become his wife in 1525. They had six children and remained happily married until his death.

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