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 (wĭt′n-bûrg′, vĭt′n-bĕrk′)
A city of east-central Germany on the Elbe River east of Dessau. Martin Luther made the city the center of the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church in 1517.
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(German ˈvɪtənbɛrk; English ˈwɪtənˌbɜːɡ)
(Placename) a city in E Germany, on the River Elbe, in Brandenburg: Martin Luther, as a philosophy teacher at Wittenberg university, began the Reformation here in 1517 by nailing his 95 theses to the doors of a church. Pop: 46 295 (2003 est)
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(ˈwɪt nˌbɜrg, ˈvɪt-)

a city in E central Germany, on the Elbe: Luther taught in the university here; beginnings of the Reformation 1517. 54,190.
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In Altenburg, he tested the Trost organ at the Schlosskirche in September 1739 and may have played it during a service.
During worship at the Schlosskirche, I was asked to receive a sign of the contribution of the churches of Reformation to the whole oikoumene in the form of a reproduction of the 95 Theses that Luther is said to have posted on the door of the church exacdy 500 years earlier.
(4) Conviene desdramatizar este gesto que tampoco esta claro que realmente sucediese: clavar las tesis a debatir en los sitios habilitados al respecto--como el poste a las puertas de la Schlosskirche de Wittenberg--era el procedimiento habitual para iniciar una disputa teologica en el sistema escolastico.
The pieces' explorations by Ensemble Inegal, headed by Adam Viktora, and Kantorei der Schlosskirche Weilburg & Capella Weilburgensis, conducted by Doris Hagel, highlight all the contradictory limitations as well as fortes of interpretation of Dvoakk's music by ensembles specialised in historically informed performance of early music.
After a commission in 1505/1506-1508 for Frederick the Wise (a double Madonna surrounded by 40 music-making angels, in the Schlosskirche, Wittenberg), Meit travelled north and worked for aristocrats and churchmen.
In addition to his professorship of theology, Karlstadt was a priest and archdeacon of the All Saints Collegiate Church (Schlosskirche), where he had license to preach.