1 of 17 portraits of Martin Luther
after Lucas Cranach the Elder
8 7/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (225 mm x 171 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Martin Luther (1483-1546), German religious reformer. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), Painter; Draughtsman; printmaker. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
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Events of 1525back to top
Current affairsThe Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey gives Hampton Court Palace, completed in 1516, as a gift to Henry VIII.
Art and scienceThe New Testament is translated into English by William Tyndale.
InternationalThe Battle of Pavia - Francis I of France is defeated and captured by the forces of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He is imprisoned and forced to sign the humiliating Treaty of Madrid.
The Peasants' War in German ends with the lords defeat of the rebel peasants at the Battle of Frankenhausen and the execution of the revolutionary preacher Thomas Müntzer.