Martin Luther (1483 to 1546) was born in Eisleben, Saxony (now Germany)
Luther’s father was a prosperous businessman, at 5 , his father moved the family of 10 to Mansfeld. Luther began his education at a local school where he learned reading, writing and Latin.
At 13 he attended a school run by the Brethren of the Common Life in Magdeburg. Luther developed an early interest in monastic life while there.
Having other plans for the young Martin Hans Luther wanting him to become a lawyer and withdrew him from the school there and sent him to a new school in Eisenach.
Luther in 1501 enrolled at the University of Erfurt, at the time the top university in Germany. There studying arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and philosophy he attained a Master’s degree in 1505 from that University.
An incident occurred in July of that year, where he was nearly struck by a bolt of lightning in a violent thunderstorm, considering the incident a sign from God the pledge to become a monk if he survived the ordeal.
After the storm subsided, surviving the ordeal he had a change of mind of his study of the law.
Days later on July 17, 1505 he entered an Augustinian monastery. Luther practicing great self denial began to live the rigorous life of a monk, steal Earnestly studying his chosen curriculum. Between the years of 1507 and1510, Luther studied at two University
In 1510 and 1511 he serve as a representative in Rome for the German Augustinian monasteries.
Luther received his doctorate and became a professor of biblical studies in 1512.
Over the next five years Luther continued in theological studies. This course elevated him to a name in history, associated him to the Reformation aged with various titles, monk, priest, professor, theologian.