Martin Luther Gives Philip I Permission to Marry Second Wife

Martin Luther Gives Philip I Permission to Marry Second Wife

Philipp Melanchthon
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Concluding that bigamy is better than divorce, Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon give Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, permission to marry a second wife. Philip has been one of the strongest and most important political supporters of the Protestant Reformation, which makes his continued satisfaction with Protestantism important.

Luther and Melanchthon do not know that Philip has already settled upon a second wife, Margarethe von der Saale, and the two will be married in March 1540.

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