Katherine Von Bora

Title

Katherine Von Bora

Subject

Religion

Description

Former Catholic nun turned Protestant reformer

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image source: http://www.theologyforgirls.com/2011/11/women-of-reformation-katharina-von-bora.html

Contributor

Laura Dull, Delta College

Birth Date

1499

Birthplace

Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire

Death Date

1552

Biographical Text

Von Bora was a one-time Catholic nun turned wife of Martin Luther, the great Protestant reformer. Katherine’s most dramatic act of “misbehavior” occurred when she led several of her fellow nuns to escape their convent hidden in fish barrels inside a covered wagon. While many men sought her hand in marriage, Katherine insisted that only Luther would do and, having won him over, the two married in 1525. Katherine oversaw their growing family and ran several business ventures that allowed Luther to continue his work as a Protestant reformer.

Bibliography

Kroker, Ernst. The Mother of the Reformation: The Amazing Life and Story of Katherine Luther. Concordia Publishing House, 2013.

Markwald, Rudolf and Marilynn Markwald. Katherina Von Bora: A Reformation Life. Concordia Publishing House, 2002.

Files

Katharina Von Bora Luther by Hollie Dermer.JPG

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Date Added
May 15, 2014
Collection
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Katherine Von Bora,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 18, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/3.