Coverdale, Miles

Born: 1488 AD
Died: 1568 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Translator

1488 - Myles Coverdale, born in York, North Yorkshire, North England, UK. He was a 16th-century Bible translator who produced the first complete printed translation of the Bible into English.

1514 - He studied at Cambridge, was ordained priest and joined the Augustinian Friars at Cambridge, but was converted to Protestantism.

1535 - His own translation of the Bible appeared  the first complete one in English.

1539 - He then superintended the work which led to the ‘Great Bible’.

1540 - He also edited the work known as ‘Cranmer's Bible’.

1548 - Forced to live abroad for several years, he returned to England.

1551 - Became Bishop of Exeter.

1559 - On Queen Mary's accession he went abroad again, but returned to live in London.

1568 - Died on the 20th of January died in London and buried in St. Bartholomew's Church.

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