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Marries Katharina von Bura


Katharina was one of 12 nuns Luther helped escape from the Nimbschen Cistercian convent in April 1523. He had arranged for them to be smuggled out in herring barrels. ‘Suddenly, and while I was occupied with far different thoughts,’ he wrote to Wenceslaus Link, ‘the Lord has plunged me into marriage.’