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#6411: Tomb of Martin Luther

Photo 6411: Tomb of Martin Luther - Castle Church, Wittenberg

Photo Details

Photo ID
6411
Date
2008-03-09
Location
Castle Church, Wittenberg
Description
Tomb of Martin Luther, who died in 1546 in his birth town of Eisleben and was buried here four days later. Philipp Melanchthon delivered the funeral oration. The bronze plaque is a replica made in 1892. The abbreviated Latin epitaph roughly translates: "Here lies the body of Martin Luther, Doctor of Divinity, who died at Eisleben, his birthplace, on the 12th of the Calends of March, in the year 1546, when he had lived 63 years, 3 months, and 10 days."
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
6.46 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
51.866290° N, 12.637700° E
Date Digitized
March 9, 2008
Date Uploaded
August 3, 2010
Credit
David Joyal