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Martin Luther

1 of 17 portraits of Martin Luther

Martin Luther, after Lucas Cranach the Elder, (1525) - NPG D47378 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Martin Luther

after Lucas Cranach the Elder
etching, (1525)
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
Reference Collection
NPG D47378

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  • Martin Luther (1483-1546), German religious reformer. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.

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Current affairs

The Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey gives Hampton Court Palace, completed in 1516, as a gift to Henry VIII.

Art and science

The New Testament is translated into English by William Tyndale.

International

The 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.

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