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John Rogers

clergyman, Bible editor and Protestant martyr from England (c. 1505-1555)

1500   -   1555

country of citizenship: Kingdom of England
educated at: Pembroke College
occupation: translator, theologian, Bible translator
position held: chaplain

John Rogers (c. 1505 – 4 February 1555) was an English clergyman, Bible translator and commentator. He guided the development of the Matthew Bible in vernacular English during the reign of Henry VIII and was the first English Protestant executed as a heretic under Mary I of England, who was determined to restore Roman Catholicism.
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