b. 1494; d. October 6, 1536
William Tyndale was the first to translate an English language Bible that drew from Greek and Hebrew texts, and the first to refer to God as “Jehovah”, as was done by Protestant Reformers. After studying at Cambridge, he devoted the years between 1523 and 1536 to good works. He travelled to Germany to translate and publish the New Testament into English – something he was forbidden to do in England – ministered to the poor and wrote numerous works and tracts and continued to work on translating the Bible. For these deeds, he was finally abducted and delivere to English authorities who strangled and burned him at the stake.