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William Tyndale

  • Birth 1490
  • Death 6 Oct 1536
  • Burial Vilvoorde, Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium
  • Memorial ID 5888281

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 ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Tyndale (1490–6 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 .