Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr. share some similarities, such as their positions as leaders who changed the world and their religious beliefs. Both argued against the laws and doctrines that ruled their era. Both men had a wife and children.Continue Reading
Religion was an important part of both men's lives, as they were Christians who received Doctorate's Degrees in Theology. Both held religious positions, as Martin Luther was a monk and Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor.
Both Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr. fought against people abusing their power and were arrested for it. Martin Luther argued that members of the Roman Catholic Church were wrong for taking money from people who wanted to be pardoned of their sins. He believed this was contrary to what was written in the Bible, so he translated the Bible to allow more people to read it. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought against the segregation of black Americans. He led civil rights movements for equal rights.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally named Michael King, but as a teenager he changed his name to that of his father. Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in different countries and time periods. Martin Luther was born in medieval Germany and Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Georgia during the Great Depression.Learn more about US History