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John Wycliffe was born in the year of 1320 A.D. and died #onthisday 31st December 1383 A.D. He was an English Theologian, scholastic philosopher, biblical translator, reformer and even seminary professor at Oxford. John was an important dissident within the Roman Catholic priesthood during the 14th century.

His arguments attacked the privileged status of what was a central idea to their powerful rule in England, He even went on to attack the luxury of local parishes within their ceremonies. John was also an advocate in the translation of the Bible which went into a vernacular, this was a complete transition from Vulgate to middle English of 1382 A.D. what is known as Wycliffe’s Bible.

 

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