Historical Period: The Renaissance and the Reformation
Martin Luther, an Augustinian priest, biblical scholar, and linguist, was born and died in Eisleben, Saxony, a duchy in northwestern Germany. His attack on ecclesiastical abuses, the Ninety-five Theses, signaled the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
- Author: First Principles of the Reformation (1883)
- Author: The Hymns of Martin Luther
- Author: Puritanism and Liberty, being the Army Debates (1647-9)