Companions of Martin Luther

Smart minds, reformers, emperors, artists, noblewomen or medieval media moguls - Lutherstadt Wittenberg is known for the many personalities of contemporary history who lived and worked there. On this page, we present some of the famous personages from the town's history. Above all, Martin Luther's loyal companions were a significant part of the success of the Reformation in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

Katharina von Bora, Luther's wife, gave her husband Martin three sons and three daughters. The well-known painter Lucas Cranach was a true media mogul of the Middle Ages. Philipp Melanchthon, "Germany's Teacher", was one of the most significant of the reformers who worked in Wittenberg.