A person of the Reformation who deserves a bit more recognition than he gets is Georg Spalatin. You may be asking, who is he? He was the one who “kidnapped” Luther and took him to Wartburg Castle when Luther was in great danger of being arrested and possibly executed.
While in Wartburg Castle, Luther translated the New Testament into German. Without Spalatin, Luther may never have found the time to complete this important work. Spalatin recognized this and even said. ”If it wasn’t for me, Luther and his doctrine would have never made it this far”. Perhaps humility wasn’t his best virtue 🙂
Spalatin was a trusted counselor and friend. He promoted Luther and the Reformation and vocally supported the cause.