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He was then summoned to appear at the Diet of Worms, an assembly of the Holy Roman Empire.
He refused to recant and Emperor Charles V declared him an outlaw and a heretic. In 1522, he returned to Wittenberg and in 1525 married Katharina von Bora, a former nun, with whom he had six children.
Whether Luther actually nailed his theses to the church door is widely debated.
Scholars agree that he, at the very least, would have mailed the document to the pope, the Archbishop of Mainz, friends and other scholars.
Tetzel and others were gathering money for the renovation of St. Luther felt it wrong that penance for sin had become a commercial transaction rather than a change of heart.
The Ninety-five Theses was Luther's outline of what he planned to discuss in a lecture at the University of Wittenberg that aimed to expose what he felt was a fraud to the people .
Martin Luther was born on 10 November 1483 in Eisleben. Luther studied at the University of Erfurt and in 1505 decided to join a monastic order, becoming an Augustinian friar.
He was ordained in 1507, began teaching at the University of Wittenberg and in 1512 was made a doctor of Theology.
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