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Martin Luther Reformer Martin Luther was born in Eisieben Germany on November 101483 St Martins Day He was the son of Has Luther a coal miner and Margarethe Martins parents were of the middle class and were unbending in their disciplinary acts He attended the best schools in his region but all of them held to the barbaric discipline system of the times This had a big impact on Martins personality But he did receive some positive influence from his home environment His parents were very pious people and brought him up to be one too His parents also gave him a strong sense of superstition At the age of 14 Luther went to grammar school at Magdeburg There he got attracted to the Church and particularly the Lollards Then in 1498 he moved to Eisenach and came in contact with a warmer church life than he was use too He also made some important friends here including Fran Ursula Cotta He really started going into the Church works when he attended the University at Erfurt He was a very diligent student and quickly rose through the academic ranks Meanwhile his father upon hearing of his sons achievements had great hopes for him Luther was preparing to be a lawyer to some prince or town after he received his degree in philosophy But halfway through his training he decided to quit and take up life permanently in an Augustine monastery Historians speculate on why such a successful young man would want to join the monastery Historians believe a string of events led Luther to choose the path of the Church Being superstitious Luther might have thought that this was god trying to get him to join the monastery Luther made hid decision to go into the monastery during a thunderstorm A bolt of lightening hit just a few feet away from him and threw him up into the air He saw this as
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