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Katharina von Bora

1498 - 1552

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Katharina von Bora (German: [kataˈʁiːnaː fɔn ˈboːʁaː]; 29 January 1499 – 20 December 1552), after her wedding Katharina Luther, also referred to as "die Lutherin" ("the Lutheress"), was the wife of Martin Luther, German reformer and a seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation. Beyond what is found in the writings of Luther and some of his contemporaries, little is known about her. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katharina von Bora has received more than 758,016 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Katharina von Bora is the 96th most popular companion (down from 66th in 2019), the 344th most popular biography from Germany (down from 265th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Companion.

Katharina von Bora was a German nun and wife of Martin Luther. She was born in 1499 and died in 1552. She was most famous for her marriage to Martin Luther and for being the first woman to translate the Bible into German.

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Among companions, Katharina von Bora ranks 96 out of 673Before her are Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Maria Feodorovna, Brigitte Macron, Isabella of Austria, and Malhun Hatun. After her are Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Isabeau of Bavaria, Athaliah, Maria Luisa of Parma, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, and Caterina Sforza.

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Among people born in 1498, Katharina von Bora ranks 2Before her is Eleanor of Austria. After her are Meera, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Maarten van Heemskerck, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Andrés de Urdaneta, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Sophie of Pomerania, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1552, Katharina von Bora ranks 2Before her is Francis Xavier. After her are Basil Fool for Christ, Petrus Apianus, Paolo Giovio, Sebastian Münster, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Andreas Osiander, Olaus Petri, Antonio de Mendoza, Guru Angad, and Pierre Attaingnant.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Katharina von Bora ranks 344 out of 6,142Before her are Christian III of Denmark (1503), Carl Bosch (1874), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Franz Mesmer (1734), Fritz Sauckel (1894), and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486). After her are Theodor Schwann (1810), Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Karl Drais (1785), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), and Robert Bosch (1861).

Among COMPANIONS In Germany

Among companions born in Germany, Katharina von Bora ranks 11Before her are Magda Goebbels (1901), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Sepp Dietrich (1892), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1798). After her are Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Frederica of Hanover (1917), Caroline of Baden (1776), and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817).