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who was martin luther influenced by

  • Martin Luther's influences are Jesus, Augustine of Hippo, Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas Mann, Jan Hus, John Wycliffe and Duns Scotus.
  • Jesus

    Jesus Christ, whose teachings Christianity was based on

  • Augustine of Hippo
    Augustine of Hippo
    Augustine of Hippo

    Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 - August 28, 430), Bishop of Hippo, in Algeria, the philosopher and theologian

  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann

    Paul Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875 - August 12, 1955), the German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and mid-length stories

  • John Wycliffe
    John Wycliffe
    John Wycliffe

    John Wycliffe (also Wyclif, Wycliff, or Wickliffe, Czech Jan Viklef) (mid-1320s – 31 December 1384), the English theologian and an early dissident in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century

  • Desiderius Erasmus

    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (also Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam) (October 27, probably 1466 - July 12, 1536), the Dutch humanist and theologian

  • Jan Hus

    Jan Hus (listen) (alternative spellings John Hus, Jan Huss, John Huss) (c. 1369 Husinec (Prachatice District), Bohemia - July 6, 1415 Konstanz, Germany), the Czech religious thinker, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague

  • Duns Scotus

    Blessed John Duns Scotus (c. 1266 - November 8, 1308), the theologian, philosopher, and logician