+Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany (about 120 miles southeast of modern Berlin), where both parents may have worked as domestic servants?
+Hans, Luther’s father (spelling his last name Luder), quickly climbed to member of the city council?
+Luther remembered his childhood in part for (in today’s terms) its physical abuse? Both
his mother and his father beat him in frightening ways
+He became so estranged from his father on one occasion that Hans sought his
+But Luther also remembered, “He meant well by me.” Strict physical discipline was normal
in the era