Fun Fact of the Day: Martin Luther Wrote the 95 Theses on the Toilet

Fun Fact of the Day: Martin Luther Wrote the 95 Theses on the Toilet

The famous essay 95 Theses which sparked the Protestant Reformation, Lutheranism, and numerous religious wars, was written by the German ex-monk Martin Luther in 1517.

A fun fact about Luther? He suffered from constipation his whole life and would write that he spent long hours thinking in ‘cloaca’, i.e. in the bathroom.  This means his essay may have been written in or thought up on the toilet.

Other fun facts about Luther: archaeologists have rifled through Luther’s garbage, Luther was 330lbs, and his wife was an ex-nun.

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4 Responses to Fun Fact of the Day: Martin Luther Wrote the 95 Theses on the Toilet

  1. Romeo Martin says:

    Interesting piece of history. Seems lavatories make the mind work, yay!

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