William Tyndale

William Tyndale

Birth
Stinchcombe, Stroud District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 6 Oct 1536 (aged 42)
Vilvoorde, Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium
Burial Vilvoorde, Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium
Memorial ID 5888281 · View Source
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Driving force behind the first translation of the Bible into English. The epitaph reads: "William Tyndale, who suffered martyrdom under Spanish rule on October 6, 1536, was strangled and burnt at Vilvorde. Among his last words were these: 'Lord, open the eyes of the King of England.' This prayer was answered within a year by the issue under royal authority, of the whole Bible in English."

Bio by: Mike Reed


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike Reed
  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5888281
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Tyndale (May 1494–6 Oct 1536), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5888281, citing William Tyndale Park, Vilvoorde, Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .