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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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Wittenberg(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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Wit•ten•berg(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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