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Birth of Lucas Cranach the Elder

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Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach the Elder made an impression on the Reformation not through his ideas, his books, or his ecclesiastical service, but his art. As the Saxon court painter in Wittenberg for Frederick the Wise, he produced many works of art … Continue reading

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Luther posts his 95 Theses

The traditional date for the start of the Reformation is October 31, 1517, due to Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. The impetus for this was the controversy over indulgences. Papal indulgences … Continue reading

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