In 1517 Martin Luther penned a document attacking the selling of indulgences. His 95 Theses were to spark the Reformation and the split with the Catholic Church. Germany is celebrating the 500th anniversary of this act.
Martin Luther not only reformed the Church 500 years ago, but also discovered the power of music as a songwriter and composer. His chorales gave churchgoers a voice and helped spread the ideas of the Reformation.
That Martin Luther King Jr. bore the name of Martin Luther is the most obvious link between them. But the influence of the German reformer on the American civil rights leader was more profound than that.
Protestantism is mostly a group of niche movements in predominantly Catholic Latin America. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an opportunity for Christianity's various sects to find new recognition.
It is the most renowned German film production company: Ufa was founded in 1917 and produced films through the end of World War II, during which time it served as a propaganda tool for the Nazis.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
Kraftwerk's leader, Ralf Hütter, hardly ever gives interviews. But some former band members do -- like Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flür. They talk to DW about the time they spent in the band.
His hedonistic life cut short by disease, his good looks, his drawings of nudes: All this made Modigliani a legend. An exhibition at the Tate Modern in London shows off his work and gets to the man behind the myth.
Thousands of social media users have been breaking the silence around the culture of sexual abuse, with international versions of the #MeToo hashtag going one step further. Here are some of the celebrities who reacted.
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