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Elisabeth Luther (10 December [O.S. 1 December] 1527[1][2] – 3 August [O.S. 25 July] 1528[1][2]) was the first daughter and second child born to German priest and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina von Bora. She did not survive infancy.

Elisabeth Luther
Born10 December 1527
Died(1528-08-03)3 August 1528 (7 months 24 days)
Burial placeStadtkirche Wittenberg
Known forDaughter of Martin Luther
Parent(s)Martin Luther
Katharina von Bora


Elisabeth Luther was born on 10 December [O.S. 1 December] 1527 in Wittenberg[1] as the second child but first daughter of the newly-wed couple, who had been married for just two years. The infant was born quite sickly, possibly due to her mother's exposure to the Black Death.[3] Katharina wrote:

Little Elisabeth died on 3 August [O.S. 25 July] 1528 in Wittenberg[1] and she was buried in the Stadtkirche Wittenberg.


  1. ^ a b c d Luther, Elisabeth; van de Pas, Leo
  2. ^ a b c "Elisabeth Luther".[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Luther, the Church Leader (1526-1537)