Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

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Martin Luther (; German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈlʊtɐ] ; 10 November 1483– 18 February 1546) was a German priest, theologian, author, hymnwriter, professor, and Augustinian friar. Luther was the seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation, and his theological beliefs form the basis of Lutheranism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Luther has received more than 17,804,869 page views. His biography is available in 179 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 173 in 2019). Martin Luther is the 6th most popular religious figure (down from 4th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular German Religious Figure.

Martin Luther was a German monk who was an early leader in the Protestant Reformation. He is most famous for his 95 Theses, which he nailed to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany.

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Over the past year Martin Luther has had the most page views in the with 2,090,694 views, followed by Spanish (737,301), and German (608,581). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Manx (75,600.00%), Burmese (2,503.74%), and Amharic (1,365.29%)


Among religious figures, Martin Luther ranks 6 out of 3,187Before him are Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, Saint Peter, and Abraham. After him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, Solomon, Saint Joseph, and John the Baptist.

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Among people born in 1483, Martin Luther ranks 1After him are Raphael, Babur, Francesco Guicciardini, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Francisco de Vitoria, Paolo Giovio, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Felice della Rovere, Gasparo Contarini, Jaime, Duke of Braganza, and Simon Bening. Among people deceased in 1546, Martin Luther ranks 1After him are Hayreddin Barbarossa, Meera, Francisco de Orellana, Giulio Romano, Francisco de Vitoria, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Petru Rareș, Marinus van Reymerswaele, Étienne Dolet, Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Isabella di Morra.

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Among people born in Germany, Martin Luther ranks 5 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Charlemagne (748), Albert Einstein (1879), and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685). After him are Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), and Otto von Bismarck (1815).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Martin Luther ranks 1After him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Ambrose (340), Albertus Magnus (1206), Pope Joan (null), Pope Damasus II (1000), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), and Pope Victor II (1018).