William Tyndale, translator of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the works of both Erasmus and Luther. In 1530, Tyndale also wrote "The Practyse of Prelates," opposing Henry VIII's divorce on the grounds that it contradicted Scripture. Henry VIII eventually had him strangled and burned at the stake for heresy.
William Tyndale (1494–1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther.
William Tyndale- Leading figure in Protestant reformism who was first to translate considerable parts of the Bible into English, for a public, lay readership, and was hanged and burned at the stake for it.