Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Luther, Martin
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A. Life

The German religious reformer Martin L. was born on November 10, 1483 at Eisleben (Saxony-Anhalt) as Martin Luder (styling himself Luther from 1517 after the Greco-Latin Eleutherius, 'the free one'), and died there on February 18, 1546. He received a basic Latin schooling at Mansfeld, Magdeburg and Eisenach from 1496/97 to 1501, and went on to study the artes liberales at the Univeristy of Erfurt from 1501 to 1505, graduating Magister artium. He began studying law in 1505, and shortly afterwards entered a monastery of the Augustinian Hermits. He studied t…

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Fuchs, Thorsten (Gießen), “Luther, Martin”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004904>
First published online: 2015



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