William Tyndale

1494 - 1536

William Tyndale

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, although 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 1,642,210 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 748th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, William Tyndale ranks 749 out of 2,001Before him are Tarasios of Constantinople, John Harvard, Thomas Wolsey, Mahapajapati Gotami, Albert of Brandenburg, and Euphemia. After him are Agabus, Mary of Bethany, Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, William Miller, Saint Maurus, and Raymond of Penyafort.

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Among people born in 1494, William Tyndale ranks 13Before him are Bona Sforza, Rosso Fiorentino, Jean Parisot de Valette, Lucas van Leyden, Leo Africanus, and Hans Sachs. After him are Antonio de Mendoza, Saitō Dōsan, Antoinette de Bourbon, Francesco Maurolico, Johannes Agricola, and Hans Tausen. Among people deceased in 1536, William Tyndale ranks 8Before him are Anne Boleyn, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Catherine of Aragon, Germaine of Foix, Baldassare Peruzzi, and Francis III, Duke of Brittany. After him are Cecilia Gallerani, John of Leiden, Garcilaso de la Vega, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, and Gil Vicente.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Tyndale ranks 717 out of 5,347Before him are John Dunstaple (1390), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), William Jones (1746), John Harvard (1607), Terence Stamp (1938), and Thomas Wolsey (1473). After him are Roger Glover (1945), Gerard Butler (1969), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Mary Anning (1799), Stephen Gray (1666), and David Irving (1938).

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Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, William Tyndale ranks 16Before him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), Willibrord (658), John Henry Newman (1801), Charles Spurgeon (1834), John Harvard (1607), and Thomas Wolsey (1473). After him are Saint Malachy (1094), George Fox (1624), William Booth (1829), Frederick Fleet (1887), Mary Ann Nichols (1845), and Henry (1100).

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