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Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: ca. 1483-1546
Date of Inscription: 1996
Location: Europe, Germany, States of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) and Thuringia (Thüringen)
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Description: The inscribed sites in Saxony-Anhalt are all connected with the lives of Martin Luther and his reformer follower, Melanchthon. Among them are: Melanchthon's house in Wittenberg, the house Luther’s birth in Eisleben (1483) as well that of his death (1546), his room in Wittenberg, the local church and the notorious castle church where Luther posted his famous '95 Theses' (31 October 1517), which prompted the Reformation and a new era in the Western world, in term of it religious and political history. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Eisleben is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is famous as the hometown of Martin Luther, hence its official name is Lutherstadt Eisleben. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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