Martin Luther, (born November 10, 1483, Eisleben, Saxony [now in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany]—died February 18, 1546, Eisleben), German theologian and religious reformer who was the catalyst of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation. Through his words and actions, Luther precipitated a movement that reformulated certain basic tenets of Christian belief and resulted in the division of Western Christendom between Roman Catholicism and the new Protestant traditions, mainly Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anglicanism, the Anabaptists, and the anti-Trinitarians. He is one of the most influential figures in the history of Christianity.
Articles from The New Yorker
Five Hundred Years of Martin Luther. In honor of the anniversary of the Ninety-five Theses, three museum shows are displaying items from his life and his religion. By Peter Schjeldahl November 6, 2016
Review of the play Wittenberg by David Davalos in Backstage Magazine