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#6427: Tomb of Martin Luther

Photo 6427: Tomb of Martin Luther - Castle Church, Wittenberg

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Photo ID
6427
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Title
Tomb of Martin Luther
Caption
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."
Geotag
51.866290° N, 12.637700° E
Uploaded
August 3, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
800