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Luther - Before the Council at Worms

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Martin Luther was summoned to a "trial" before the Diet (council) of Worms in April of 1521.  He refused to recant, as ordered by Pope Leo X.

This is the event which produced a legendary story about some of Luther's actual words.  Although the written record is unclear, he may have said:

Here I stand; I can do no other.

Anton von Werner (1843-1915) imagined how Luther may have appeared at the trial in Worms with this painting entitled "Luther before the Diet in Worms."  It is currently maintained at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Image, described above, online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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