Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) was a German theologian who began the Protestant Reformation in 1517. He was an unknowing ally of the German Rite of the Templar Order.
Martin Luther was born to Hans Luder and his wife Margarethe Lindermann on 10 November 1483. One year later, his family relocated to Mansfeld, where his father became a leaseholder of copper mines and smelters and a citizen representative on the local council.
As a child, he was close with his brother Jacob.
In 1492, Luther's father was elected as a town councilor.
In 1497, Luther's father sent him to Latin schools in Mansfeld and later Magdeburg in hopes of him becoming a lawyer. In 1501, Luther enrolled in the University of Erfurt and graduated with a master's degree in 1505. He became a lawyer in accordance with his father's wishes, but soon abandoned the practice of law in favor of philosophy, believing that it would help him understand God. However, he later felt the philosophy would not help him do so and sought "divine revelation."
Becoming a Theologian
Later that year, Luther was nearly struck by a thunderbolt and believed it to be divine judgement. After that day, he promised to become a priest and left university for St. Augustine's Monastery in Erfurt, much to the dismay of his father. During his time at the monastery, he was guided by the Vicar general Johann von Staupitz. In 1507, he was ordained a priest in Erfurt Cathedral by Jerome Schultz, the Bishop of Brandenburg.
Meeting Assassins and Templars
Behind the Scenes
- This version of Martin Luther is inspired by the canon version of the character.