1.14 – John Wycliffe

John is known to some as the “Morning Star of the Reformation,” and to others, as the “Master of Error”. In a lot of ways, he is the forerunner of Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: the more famous reformers of the 1500s. He believed that the Papacy had become corrupt, and the only pure standard for the church was the Bible. This inspired him to start the first ever full translation of the Bible into English. He certainly caused quite a stir in England and across Europe, and continued to do so even after his death.