Martin Luther

1483 - 1546

Martin Luther

Martin Luther, (; German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈlʊtɐ] (listen); 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, Augustinian monk, and a seminal figure in the Reformation. Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507. He came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church; in particular, he disputed the view on indulgences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Luther has received more than 10,980,935 page views. His biography is available in 163 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Martin Luther ranks 3 out of 2,001Before him are Muhammad and Jesus. After him are Saint Peter, Moses, Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Pope Francis, Paul the Apostle, John the Baptist, Solomon, and Zoroaster.

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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, Gasparo Contarini, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf. Among people deceased in 1546, Martin Luther ranks 1After him are Hayreddin Barbarossa, Francisco de Orellana, Giulio Romano, Meera, Francisco de Vitoria, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Étienne Dolet, Isabella di Morra, and Petru Rareș.

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Among people born in Germany, Martin Luther ranks 4 out of 3,763Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Albert Einstein (1879), and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685). After him are Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Martin Luther ranks 1After him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Pope Joan (null), Ambrose (340), Saint Ursula (400), Pope Gregory V (972), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Pope Damasus II (1000), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), and Pope Victor II (1018).

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