Argula von Grumbach

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Pseudonyms: 
Argula von Stauff

Argula von Grumbach was born to noble parents who died of the plague during her early childhood. In 1516 she married a knight, Friedrich von Grumbach. Friedrich did not share her religion, however as she converted early to Lutheranism, and he stayed Catholic. Argula wrote prolifically in support of Protestantism, and denounced the Catholic and state persecution of those who understood the scriptures differently than they did. She was a contemporary of Luther, and publically defended his theology on numerous occasions.

Life
Birthdate: 
Approx. 1492
Birth Location: 
Beratzhausen bei Regensburg, Germany
Death Date: 
Approx. 1554
Death Location: 
Zeilitzheim bei Schweinfurt, Germany
Family
Married to: 
Friedrich von Grumbach, Count von Schlick
Children: 
Georg Hans Georg Gottfried Appolonia

Works by Argula von Grumbach