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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 biblical scholar and linguist 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, and was influenced by the works of prominent Protestant Reformers such as Martin Luther.Luther's translation of the Christian Bible into German appeared in 1522. Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English translation to take advantage of the printing press, the first of the new English Bibles of the Reformation, and the first English translation to use Jehovah ("Iehouah") as God's name as preferred by English Protestant Reformers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Tyndale has received more than 2,533,475 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). William Tyndale is the 637th most popular religious figure (up from 698th in 2019), the 519th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 663rd in 2019) and the 10th 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 637 out of 2,238Before him are Peter Lombard, Epiphanius of Salamis, Isaac Luria, Charles Taze Russell, Pontius Pilate's wife, and Isaac of Nineveh. After him are Je Tsongkhapa, Basilios Bessarion, Billy Graham, Giulia Farnese, Benkei, and Zayd ibn Ali.

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Among people born in 1494, William Tyndale ranks 11Before him are Georgius Agricola, Pontormo, Bona Sforza, Jean Parisot de Valette, Leo Africanus, and Lucas van Leyden. After him are Rosso Fiorentino, Hans Sachs, Antonio de Mendoza, Saitō Dōsan, Antoinette de Bourbon, and Oronce Finé. Among people deceased in 1536, William Tyndale ranks 5Before him are Erasmus, Anne Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon, and Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha. After him are Germaine of Foix, Baldassare Peruzzi, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Garcilaso de la Vega, Cecilia Gallerani, and John of Leiden.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Tyndale ranks 519 out of 7,765Before him are David Hockney (1937), Henry Hudson (1570), Nigel Mansell (1953), A. S. Neill (1883), James Bradley (1693), and Maud of Wales (1869). After him are Bobby Moore (1941), Bill Wyman (1936), John Wallis (1616), Oliver Sacks (1933), Emma Thompson (1959), and Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848).

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Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, William Tyndale ranks 10Before him are Saint Boniface (680), John Wesley (1703), Saint Walpurga (710), John Knox (1514), William Laud (1573), and Thomas Wolsey (1473). After him are John Harvard (1607), Pope Adrian IV (1100), John Henry Newman (1801), Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), and Frederick Fleet (1887).