For my writing I decided to choose the late German seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation, professor, composer, priest, and monk named Martin Luther. Despite his many works and positions he was born on November 10th, 1483 and died February 18th, 1546 making him 62 in which is a fairly young age in contemporary times. Martin Luther was born in the town of Eisleben located in the federal state of Germany called Saxony-Anhalt. This is a very small town that has had a decreasing population since 1960 pegged more recently at a mere approximate of 24,000 people. He also was in this place when he died in 1546 in which is also referred to as the Holy Roman Empire. During Martin Luther’s years of life he moved around to a variety of places In Germany that include Eisenach a town in Thuringia, Magdeburg the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, Mansfeld, and his birth and death place of Eisleben. His major work titled “Ninety-five Theses”, challenged and defied all current notions and ideologies set forth by the Roman Catholic Church. Some examples of his work include his belief that one does not need to pay any sort of monetary waiver to be admitted into the Kingdom of God and be released from individual sin. He also importantly identified that salvation and afterlife in Heaven would be given to those who accepted God as Creator and Jesus Christ as Savior and redeemer of Sin, rather than by doing good deeds etc. During 1517 when his work was released the power and authority of the Church branched across society and was being corrupted by regulations Martin Luther identified as self interest and not outlined by the Bible. Later this religious belief of finding all knowledge and authority through scripture would be called Lutheranism, and would be formed by the structure of Protestant Christianity, the Protestant Reformation, and the excommunication of Martin Luther by the Pope in 1521. This excommunication stemmed from his inability to deny his works to Pope Leo X in 1520 and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a meeting discussing Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation called the Diet of Worms he faced condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.During this time of restrictions by the Roman Catholic Church, what Martin Luther did was set free believers who deserved to know the corruption that hindered those who only wanted to have a relationship with God. I believe this positive bravery of Martin Luther underlined exactly the teachings of the Bible, and set free the sin brought upon by humans that polluted the meaning of life and what comes after. Without this movement the power of those in the Church might have spiralled out of control and created a philosophy of life separate from the word of God. Moreover, German culture interacted with enlightenment and freedom of thought brought upon by the knowledge of those such as Martin Luther who created a segway of truth for those who would not have questioned rules otherwise.