Martin Luther

(1483—1546) German Protestant theologian

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(b Eisleben, 1483; d Eisleben, 1546).

Ger. Protestant church reformer. Player of lute and fl. Est. congregational singing. Wrote treatise on mus. (1538) and words of many hymns and chorales (possibly the mus., too), best‐known being Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott (A safe stronghold our God is still).

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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