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Go Historic ID
319380
names
Luther Monument
Lutherdenkmal
coordinates
51.528300° N, 11.546304° E
main dates
1883 constructed
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  • Overview

    The monument is dominated by a larger-than-life statue of a standing Luther. In one hand he cradles a Bible; in the other he roughly clutches his papal bull of excommunication. The four sides of the pedestal bear bas-reliefs depicting idealized scenes from Martin Luther's life: (1) Luther searching the Scriptures; (2) Luther discussing theology with his close friend Philipp Melanchthon; (3) Luther at home, singing hymns with his family; and (4) The triumph of truth (representing by an angel) over the devil. view full text →

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Short URL
gohist.co/319380
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
First published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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