William Tyndale

1494 - 1536

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William Tyndale (; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known as a translator of the Bible into English, influenced by the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam and Martin Luther.A number of partial English translations had been made from the 7th century onwards, but the religious ferment caused by Wycliffe's Bible in the late 14th century led to the death penalty for anyone found in unlicensed possession of Scripture in English, though translations were available in all other major European languages.Tyndale worked during a Renaissance of scholarship, which saw the publication of Reuchlin's Hebrew grammar in 1506. Greek was available to the European scholarly community for the first time in centuries, as it welcomed Greek-speaking intellectuals and texts following the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Tyndale has received more than 2,059,638 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). William Tyndale is the 699th most popular religious figure (up from 746th in 2019), the 664th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 716th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Religious Figure.

William Tyndale was a scholar and translator of the Bible. He was the first person to translate the Bible into English, which is now known as the Tyndale Bible.

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Among religious figures, William Tyndale ranks 699 out of 2,272Before him are Al-Nasa'i, Adnan, Apollinaris of Ravenna, Sun Myung Moon, Brother Roger, and Abdullah ibn Saba'. After him are Gertrude the Great, Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Martin Bucer, Mary of Bethany, and Nathan Söderblom.

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Among people born in 1494, William Tyndale ranks 13Before him are Bona Sforza, Jean Parisot de Valette, Rosso Fiorentino, Lucas van Leyden, Leo Africanus, and Hans Sachs. After him are Saitō Dōsan, Oronce Finé, Antonio de Mendoza, Domingo de Soto, Ambrosius Holbein, and Antoinette de Bourbon. Among people deceased in 1536, William Tyndale ranks 7Before him are Erasmus, Anne Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Germaine of Foix, and Francis III, Duke of Brittany. After him are George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Baldassare Peruzzi, Cecilia Gallerani, John of Leiden, Garcilaso de la Vega, and Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Tyndale ranks 664 out of 6,924Before him are Freeman Dyson (1923), Gerard Butler (1969), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Richard Griffiths (1947), John Ambrose Fleming (1849), and Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428). After him are Andrew Wiles (1953), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Bill Nighy (1949), Bernard Lewis (1916), and Ramsay MacDonald (1866).

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Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, William Tyndale ranks 12Before him are John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), Saint Boniface (680), Pope Adrian IV (1100), John Henry Newman (1801), and Saint Malachy (1094). After him are Thomas Wolsey (1473), Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Frederick Fleet (1887), George Fox (1624), and Mary Ann Nichols (1845).