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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Wittenberg

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A town in Prussian Saxony, on the right bank of the Elbe, 50 m. SW. of Berlin; was the capital of the electorate of Saxony, and a stronghold of the Reformers; is famous in the history of Luther, and contains his tomb; it was on the door of the Schlosskirche of which he nailed his famous 95 theses, and at the Elster Gate of which he burned the Pope's bull, "the people looking on and shouting, all Europe looking on."

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wittenberg'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wittenberg.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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