Martin Luther: the most significant figure in the western history

Born in Eisleben, Germany on 10th November, 1483, Martin Luther was the Hans and Margaret Luther. Hans wanted Martin to be a lawyer, so he sent him to a new school in Eisenach. He attained a master’s degree from the school in 1505. 

In July of that year, Luther got caught in a violent thunderstorm, in which a bolt of lightning nearly struck him down. He considered the incident a sign from God and vowed to become a monk if he survived the storm. The storm subsided, Luther emerged unscathed and, true to his promise, Luther turned his back on his study of the law days later on July 17, 1505. Instead, he entered an Augustinian monastery.

He was a monk till 1517 when he penned down a document that attacked on the corrupt practice of the church of selling ‘indulgences’ to absolve the people from their sins

His“95 Theses,” which propounded two central beliefs—that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds—was to spark the Protestant Reformation. His actions divided the Christian religion into two sects. Although, these ideas were being raised before but Martin codified them to leave its mark in the western history

“You’re not only responsible for what you say but also for what you do not say”


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