"Lord, open the king of England's eyes!" -- William Tyndale's prayer before he was put to death. He was killed 479 years ago today for translating the Bible into English. Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English one to take advantage of the printing press, and first of the new English Bibles of the Reformation - wikipedia
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) mastered six languages by his 20s and put himself into exile to translate the Bible into English. Henry VIII was against having the Bible translated into English so Tyndale had to translate on the run but was eventually caught and burned at the stake.
Meet William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible: Illustration of William Tyndale (1494-1536) while imprisoned at Vilvorde. Tyndale had run afoul of King Henry VIII for translating the Bible into English. In May 1535, Tyndale was betrayed by a close friend, Henry Phillips. He was arrested by the king's officials and imprisoned in Vilvorde, near modern-day Brussels. There he was tried and convicted of heresy and treason, and was strangled to death.
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 and the Birth of the English Bible | Grace Communion International
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.