ON THIS DAY...
...in 1521, Luther was captured by 'bandits' on his way home from Worms. He was taken to safety in Wartburg. Luther knew about the capture beforehand. The front of thievery allowed Frederick to escape charges of harboring a heretic. During his stay at Wartburg Castle, Luther translated the New Testament from Latin into German which allowed common folk to read it for the first time.
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