Hey y’all I have written an article about Martin Luther my ancestor and I have a documentary link in the photo of him below. Hope you like it! 😊
Photo from google, photo of Martin Luther
Okay here goes!
Martin Luther was born November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, to Hans and Margarethe Luder. He was the first born of his siblings, Martin had several siblings. He was baptized the day after his birth. His family had to move quite a bit because his father was a leaseholder of copper mines and smelters; he served as one of the representatives at the local council: and he was later elected as town councilor in 1492.
In 1501 at the age of 17, Martin attended the University of Erfurt. Which he later described as a beerhouse and whorehouse. He had to wake up at 4 every morning for “a day of rote learning and often wearying spiritual exercises.” He got his masters degree in 1505.
Later Martin tried law but dropped out almost immediately because he had a much greater interest, theology and philosophy. He was highly influenced by 2 tutors, Bartholomaeus Arnoldi von Usingen and Jodocus Trutfetter, who taught him to be suspicious of even the greatest thinkers ant to test everything himself from experience.
He later found philosophy unsatisfying because he could not tell people about God with it. He then had a high longing to know scripture.
A few months later he had gone through a lot of trial and he had decided to become a monk. It was super tough being a monk because of all the rules. As you may have perceived by now, he went through a lot of academic stuff.
Martin Luther went on to become a very important figure in the Protestant Reformation. He wrote the 95 thesis in 1517 as a protest against the selling of indulgences. Martin Luther was one of the most significant figures in Christian history. His beliefs helped birth the Reformation—which would give rise to Protestantism as the third major force within Christendom, alongside Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Martin died on February 18 1546 at age 62 (That would have been cool if I wrote this on the 18th, LOL). He had 6 children, Margarete Kunheim, Magdalena Luther, Elisabeth Luther, Paul Luther, Hans Luther, Martin Luther (I’m related to him through Paul).
Here are some books he wrote:
Those are just a few of his books, he wrote a lot. Here are some quotes of his: 1. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. 2. Blood alone moves the wheels of history. 3. Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. 4. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. 5. Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.