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Miles Coverdale

COVERDALE, Miles. b. York, 1488; d. London, 20 Jan 1569. Although it is known that he was born at York, the rest of Coverdale’s early years are unrecorded. He was ordained in 1514, becoming an Augustinian friar at Cambridge, where he was a leading member of a group of theologians meeting to discuss the works of Martin Luther* (Leaver, 1991, p. 62). By 1528 he had left the Augustinians, and become an itinerant preacher. He lived in various parts of the continent for some years, working on his translation of the Bible while living in Antwerp, though it is not certain that he assisted Tyndale with his translation. Coverdale’s translation of the whole Bible was published in 1535, and Coverdale...

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