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"Translator: Bridging the Gap Between Languages and Cultures" From William Tyndale to Charles Baudelaire

Background imageTranslator Collection: William Tyndale / Whittock

William Tyndale / Whittock
WILLIAM TYNDALE English translator of Bible; burned at the stake for heresy in 1536

Background imageTranslator Collection: William Tyndale

William Tyndale, English translator of the New Testament. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTranslator Collection: WILLIAM TYNDALE (1492?-1536). English translator of New Testament and Pentateuch: line engraving

WILLIAM TYNDALE (1492?-1536). English translator of New Testament and Pentateuch: line engraving, 17th century

Background imageTranslator Collection: Charles Baudelaire, French poet, essayist, translator

Charles Baudelaire, French poet, essayist, translator
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, essayist, art critic, and translator of Edgar Allan Poe

Background imageTranslator Collection: Martin Luther, German theologian

Martin Luther, German theologian
Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian and founder of the Protestant Reformation. Luther was born at Eisleben. Initially trained in law

Background imageTranslator Collection: Scenes from Madame Sans-Gene (1925) starring Gloria Swanson

Scenes from Madame Sans-Gene (1925) starring Gloria Swanson, filmed in Paris. This lavishly produced romantic costume comedy-drama was directed by L鯮 ce Perret

Background imageTranslator Collection: William Tyndale 1492-1536, c16th century, (1947)

William Tyndale 1492-1536, c16th century, (1947). Part of the collection of the Hertford College, Oxford. From The English Bible, by Sir Herbert Grierson [Collins, London, 1947]

Background imageTranslator Collection: Charles Baudelaire, influential French poet, critic and translator, mid-19th century

Charles Baudelaire, influential French poet, critic and translator, mid-19th century. Portrait of Baudelaire (1821-1867), author of Les fleurs du mal. (Colorised black and white print)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Antoine Lavoisier and wife, chemist

Antoine Lavoisier and wife, chemist
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794, centre left), French chemist, with his wife Marie-Anne- Pierrette (1758-1836) in his laboratory. Lavoisier is recognised as the founder of modern chemistry

Background imageTranslator Collection: William Archer - The Theatre Magazine

William Archer - The Theatre Magazine
William Archer, drama critic, translator and playwright - The Theatre Magazine, May 1886. 1886

Background imageTranslator Collection: Captain Richard Francis Burton

Captain Richard Francis Burton
2905711 Captain Richard Francis Burton by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Captain Richard Francis Burton)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Charles Cotton / Humphrys

Charles Cotton / Humphrys
CHARLES COTTON English poet, parodist, translator and angler, fishing by the river Date: 1630 - 1687

Background imageTranslator Collection: John Wycliffe Circa 1325 To 1384. English Theologian, Reformist And Translator From The National

John Wycliffe Circa 1325 To 1384. English Theologian, Reformist And Translator From The National And Domestic History Of England By William Aubrey Published London Circa 1890

Background imageTranslator Collection: Portrait of Mary Herbert (1561-1621), Countess of Pembroke, from Lodge s

Portrait of Mary Herbert (1561-1621), Countess of Pembroke, from Lodge s
KW179835 Portrait of Mary Herbert (1561-1621), Countess of Pembroke, from Lodges British Portraits, 1823 (engraving) by English School

Background imageTranslator Collection: The Interview Standing Elk, No 1; Running Hog, No 2; Little Wolf, No 3... between 1887 and 92

The Interview Standing Elk, No 1; Running Hog, No 2; Little Wolf, No 3... between 1887 and 92. Creator: John C. H
The Interview Standing Elk, No 1; Running Hog, No 2; Little Wolf, No 3; Col Oelrich, No 4; Interpreter, No 5, between 1887 and 1892

Background imageTranslator Collection: A Aksakov, half-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

A Aksakov, half-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
A Aksakov, half-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageTranslator Collection: Irish Chieftain Shane O Neill meets with Queen Elizabeth I

Irish Chieftain Shane O Neill meets with Queen Elizabeth I
Irish Chieftain Shane O Neill (1530-1567) has an audience with Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), through a translator, in January 1562

Background imageTranslator Collection: Map of the City of London by John Ogilby 1676. Ogilby (also Ogelby

Map of the City of London by John Ogilby 1676. Ogilby (also Ogelby, Oglivie - 16001676) was a Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer

Background imageTranslator Collection: Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, 1894 (b/w photo)

Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, 1894 (b/w photo)
3025295 Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, 1894 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish writer and poet

Background imageTranslator Collection: Una, Lady Troubridge

Una, Lady Troubridge
Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge (born Margot Elena Gertrude Taylor, 1887 1963), British sculptor and translator. She is best known as the long-time lesbian partner of Marguerite Radclyffe Hall

Background imageTranslator Collection: William Tyndale, (1943). Creator: Unknown

William Tyndale, (1943). Creator: Unknown
William Tyndale, (1943). Undated portrait of a man, previously believed to be English translator and martyr William Tyndale (c1494-1536). Tyndale set out to translate the Bible into common English

Background imageTranslator Collection: Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Stillingfleet, (1702-1771), 1830. Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702-1771) English botanist, translator and author educated at Trinity College

Background imageTranslator Collection: Hippolyte Lucas, French writer and critic

Hippolyte Lucas, French writer and critic
Hippolyte Lucas (1807-1878), French writer and critic. He wrote mainly plays and opera libretti. Date: circa 1860s

Background imageTranslator Collection: Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch Martinez - Spanish writer

Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch Martinez - Spanish writer
Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch Martinez (1806-1880). Spanish writer. Representative of the romantic drama. Portrait. Chromolithography

Background imageTranslator Collection: Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch Martinez (1806-1880)

Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch Martinez (1806-1880). Spanish writer. Representative of the romantic drama. Portrait. Chromolithography

Background imageTranslator Collection: Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of Karl Marx

Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of Karl Marx
Eleanor "Tussy" Marx (1855-1898), also known as Eleanor Marx Aveling, the English-born youngest daughter of Karl Marx. She was a social activist and literary translator. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageTranslator Collection: Sir Thomas Stanley

Sir Thomas Stanley
3252925 Sir Thomas Stanley by English School, (19th century); (add.info.: Sir Thomas Stanley, 1625 -1678. English author and translator. From Crabb's Historical Dictionary published 1825.)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Captain Richard Francis Burton - portrait standing, 1885

Captain Richard Francis Burton - portrait standing, 1885
3919256 Captain Richard Francis Burton - portrait standing, 1885 by Pellegrini, Carlo ('Ape') (1839-89); (add.info.: Captain Richard Francis Burton - portrait standing)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Myles Coverdale or Miles Coverdale, 1488 - 1569

Myles Coverdale or Miles Coverdale, 1488 - 1569
3116328 Myles Coverdale or Miles Coverdale, 1488 - 1569. by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: English ecclesiastical reformer, Bible translator)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Theodorus Gaza or Theodore Gazis, c. 1398 - 1475. Greek humanist, and translator of Aristotle

Theodorus Gaza or Theodore Gazis, c. 1398 - 1475. Greek humanist, and translator of Aristotle
3116356 Theodorus Gaza or Theodore Gazis, c.1398 - 1475. Greek humanist, and translator of Aristotle. by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Hadrianus Junius, 1511-1575, aka Adriaen de Jonghe

Hadrianus Junius, 1511-1575, aka Adriaen de Jonghe
3116359 Hadrianus Junius, 1511-1575, aka Adriaen de Jonghe. by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dutch physician, classical scholar, translator, lexicographer)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire
2911785 Charles Baudelaire by Carjat, Etienne (1828-1906); (add.info.: Photographic portrait of Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic

Background imageTranslator Collection: Bayard Taylor, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown

Bayard Taylor, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown
Bayard Taylor, between 1855 and 1865. [Poet, literary critic, translator, travel author and diplomat]

Background imageTranslator Collection: Japanese Minister Giro Yano, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown

Japanese Minister Giro Yano, 1865-1880. Creator: Unknown
Japanese Minister Giro Yano, 1865-1880. Yano, Giro, Japanese Minister, between 1865 and 1880. [Politician and diplomat: translation official of gaikoku bugyo (magistrate of foreign affairs)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Miss Mary Booth, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown

Miss Mary Booth, between 1855 and 1865. Creator: Unknown
Miss Mary Booth, between 1855 and 1865. [American editor, translator and writer Mary Louise Booth, the first editor-in-chief of the womens fashion magazine, Harpers Bazaar]

Background imageTranslator Collection: Anne de Graville, Lady Montagu, French poet and translator, daughter of Louis Malet, 16th century

Anne de Graville, Lady Montagu, French poet and translator, daughter of Louis Malet, 16th century
FLO4571110 Anne de Graville, Lady Montagu, French poet and translator, daughter of Louis Malet, 16th century. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a miniature in the manuscript of

Background imageTranslator Collection: Costume of a First Dragoman or interpreter in Pera, Constantiople

Costume of a First Dragoman or interpreter in Pera, Constantiople
6340170 Costume of a First Dragoman or interpreter in Pera, Constantiople by Dalvimart, Octavian (18th century) (after); (add.info.: Costume of a First Dragoman or interpreter in Pera, Constantiople)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Saint Jerome in Penitence, 1525 / 30. Creator: Master of the Lille Adoration

Saint Jerome in Penitence, 1525 / 30. Creator: Master of the Lille Adoration
Saint Jerome in Penitence, 1525/30

Background imageTranslator Collection: Asia (Zit-kala-za), c. 1900. Creator: Joseph Turner Keiley

Asia (Zit-kala-za), c. 1900. Creator: Joseph Turner Keiley
Asia (Zit-kala-za), c. 1900. [Portrait of Zitkala-za, a Yankton Dakota woman (also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin). who was a librettist, writer, editor, translator, musician, educator

Background imageTranslator Collection: Theodore Gazis, Greek humanist

Theodore Gazis, Greek humanist
6039992 Theodore Gazis, Greek humanist. by Bry, Theodor de (1528-98); Private Collection; (add.info.: Theodore Gazis or Thessalonicensis, Greek humanist and translator of Aristotle, c1398-1475)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Janus Cornarius, Saxon humanist, c1500-1558

Janus Cornarius, Saxon humanist, c1500-1558
6039929 Janus Cornarius, Saxon humanist, c1500-1558. by Bry, Theodor de (1528-98); Private Collection; (add.info.: Janus Cornarius, Saxon humanist, philologist, translator, and botanist, c1500-1558)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Johann Winter von Andernach, German physician, 1505-1574

Johann Winter von Andernach, German physician, 1505-1574
6039927 Johann Winter von Andernach, German physician, 1505-1574 by Bry, Theodor de (1528-98); Private Collection; (add.info.: Johann Winter von Andernach, German physician, professor)

Background imageTranslator Collection: The New Testament (chapter headings), 1535-1536 (woodcut print)

The New Testament (chapter headings), 1535-1536 (woodcut print)
986387 The New Testament (chapter headings), 1535-1536 (woodcut print) by English School, (16th century); 31.5x19.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The New Testament (chapter headings)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet, translator and liberal political agitator (engraving)

Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet, translator and liberal political agitator (engraving)
3647980 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet, translator and liberal political agitator (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810-1876)

Background imageTranslator Collection: Leandro Fernandez de Moratin, Spanish playwright (engraving)

Leandro Fernandez de Moratin, Spanish playwright (engraving)
3647960 Leandro Fernandez de Moratin, Spanish playwright (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Leandro Fernandez de Moratin (1760-1828), Spanish playwright

Background imageTranslator Collection: Saint Jerome, 1646 (oil on canvas)

Saint Jerome, 1646 (oil on canvas)
5614472 Saint Jerome, 1646 (oil on canvas) by Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto) (1591-1652); 146X198 cm; Narodni Galerie, Prague

Background imageTranslator Collection: William Lilly, 1646 (oil on canvas)

William Lilly, 1646 (oil on canvas)
1217373 William Lilly, 1646 (oil on canvas) by British School, (17th century); 74x61 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; (add.info.: Anonymous)



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"Translator: Bridging the Gap Between Languages and Cultures" From William Tyndale to Charles Baudelaire, translators have played a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of literature and history. William Tyndale, an English translator of the New Testament and Pentateuch, paved the way for future translations with his line engraving from the 17th century. His work laid the foundation for linguistic exploration. Charles Baudelaire, a French poet and essayist turned translator, demonstrated how translation can be an art form in itself. Through his words, he brought new dimensions to literary works that transcended borders. Martin Luther, a German theologian known for sparking the Reformation movement, also dabbled in translation. His efforts made religious texts accessible to a wider audience and ignited intellectual debates across Europe. In more recent times, translators like Captain Richard Francis Burton continued this legacy by venturing into uncharted territories. Their thirst for knowledge led them to translate ancient texts from distant lands, unraveling mysteries hidden within foreign languages. But it's not just famous individuals who contribute to translation's rich tapestry; everyday heroes like William Archer tirelessly work behind the scenes. Their dedication ensures that theatrical performances are accurately conveyed across language barriers. Translation is not limited to written word alone; it extends its reach into visual arts as well. Scenes from "Madame Sans-Gene, " starring Gloria Swanson in 1925 showcased how subtitles could bridge gaps between cultures on screen. Even scientific breakthroughs owe their success partly to translators like Antoine Lavoisier and his wife. By translating complex chemical theories into understandable language, they revolutionized our understanding of chemistry. Let us not forget John Wycliffe - an English theologian whose translations during the 14th century sparked reform movements within Christianity itself. His contributions continue to shape religious discourse today. In essence, translators serve as cultural ambassadors who dismantle barriers erected by different languages.