Monday, December 5, 2016

Portrait of Katharina Von Bora

Description of Illustration: wife of Martin Luther, nun, escaped in a barrel of fish, dedication, mother and wife, three versions: sepia, grey and blue
Katharina von Bora (January 29, 1499 – December 20, 1552), also referred to as "die Lutherin" was the wife of Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation. Beyond what is found in the writings of Luther and some of his contemporaries, little is known about her. Despite this, Katharina is often considered one of the most important participants of the Reformation because of her role in helping to define Protestant family life and setting the tone for clergy marriages. Read more...


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