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...which threatened Luther with excommunication. Luther did not think much of the letter for he ended up publicly burning it.
Finally, in January of 1521 the pope excommunicated Martin Luther. Emperor Charles V then summoned Luther in March to Worms in order to defend himself. During the Diet of Worms, Luther once again refused to recant his position whatsoever. Luther and his duke were placed in a tough position, since Luther was now condemned and a wanted man. Luther was kept hidden at the Wartburg Castle until May 1552, when he returned to Wittenberg. Once there, he continued to give lectures, and in 1524 Luther abandoned the monastery. In 1525, Martin Luther married a former nun, Katharina von Bora. From 1553 until 1546 (Luther’s death), Martin Luther served as the Dean of theology faculty at Wittenberg. On February 18, 1546 in Eisleben, Germany, Martin Luther died.
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