Katharina von Bora

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Katharina von Bora (l. 1499-1552, also known as Katherine Luther) was a former nun who married Martin Luther (l. 1483-1546) in 1525. She, along with some fellow nuns, escaped their convent with Luther's help in 1523 in response to his reform movement. Katharina is recognized as the stabilizing force in Luther's life, enabling his later works.

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  • 1499 - 1552
    Life of Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther, also known as Katherine Luther.
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