1520. Engraving. Angermuseum, Erfurt, Germany. Read Note.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) German religious reformer and founder of the Reformation. In 1520 he published his famous Address to Christian Nobles of Germany, followed by a treatise On the Babylonish Captivity of the Church of God, which attack the doctrinal system of the Church of Rome. His commentaries on Galatians and the Psalms are still read; and he was one of the great leaders of sacred song, his hymns having an enduring power. In 1525 he married Katherine von Bora, one of nine nuns who had withdrawn from conventional life under his influence.
See: Lucas Cranach the Elder. Portrait of Martin Luther as a Monk. Portrait of Martin Luther Wearing the Cap of Doctor of Theology. Portrait of Martin Luther. Portrait of Katharina von Bora, Wife of Martin Luther. Portrait of Martin Luther. Portrait of Katharina von Bora, Wife of Martin Luther.