18 May 2008

Entry for January 29, 2007

On this day in history 1499-- Birth of Katherine von Bora, the former German nun who became Martin Luther's wife in 1525 when he was 41 and she 26. Martin Luther was instrumental in organizing the Reformation. He helped her escape from the convent by smuggling her out in a fish barrel. What romance! During their 21-year marriage, Katie bore Martin 3 sons and 3 daughters. Her death in 1552 followed six years after her husband's in 1546. Click here to read more about her.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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