Katharina von Bora (1499-1552)


A German nun who later became the wife of Martin Luther. Bora left her life as a nun and fled to Wittenberg after she became convinced of the theology being taught by Luther and other Reformers. She married Luther in 1525 and became actively involved in his ministry and helped to provide for them financially by managing their household, farm, brewery and other properties. As the wife of such a prominent theologian, she helped promote a positive view of Protestant family life. Together they had six children, four of whom survived to adulthood.

(from Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition)


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