Katharina von Bora  

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Katharina (Katherine) von Bora (January 29, 1499December 20, 1552) was a German Catholic nun who became the wife of Martin Luther, the leader of the Protestant Reformation, who often fondly called her "my Lord Katie." Very little is known about her beyond what is found in the writings of Luther himself and some of his contemporaries. Despite this, Katharina is often considered one of the most important women of the Reformation because of her role in helping to define Protestant family life and setting the tone for clergy marriages.



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