William Tyndale window at Hertford College, Oxford; “Every Man in his Own Language.” He had a singular passion to translate the Bible into English, but Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey opposed him, so he went to Germany. He was betrayed by a friend, strangled and burned at the stake on this day in 1536. But his translation outlived him; about 80% of it was carried into the Authorized King James Bible. (Richard Gibbs)

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