1521 - The Catholic church has excommunicated Luther and condemned him as a heretic, but the Reformation can no longer be stopped. Whilst in hiding, and widely believed to be dead, Luther translates the Bible into German for the first time so that the ordinary people can read it.
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Luther on the Wartburg translates for Spalatin Psalm 23, The Lord is my shepherd. On the Wartburg, however, Luther translated the New Testament from Greek, while the Psalms are part of the Hebrew Old Testament. See more