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Martin Luther Dies in 1546

A German newsbook reports on the death of Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther on Feb. 18, 1546, in Eisleben, Germany.

  • Type
  • Date
    February 1546
  • Section
    Front Page
  • Copyright
    Public domain

Newsbooks about specific events and topics began appearing in Europe in the 1500s, and led to the creation of regular newspapers in the 1600s. This particular newsbook was printed by Georg Rhaw in Wittenberg, Germany — the same city in which Martin Luther first protested against the Roman Catholic Church in 1517, sparking the Protestant Reformation.

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