Rogers, John,1500?–1555, English Protestant martyr, grad. Cambridge, 1526. He became a Roman Catholic priest, but under the influence of William TyndaleTyndale, Tindal, or Tindale, William
, c.1494–1536, English biblical translator (see Bible) and Protestant martyr. He was probably ordained shortly before entering (c.
..... Click the link for more information. , whom he met in Antwerp, he turned (1535) to Protestantism. He employed himself in preparing for the press an English version of the Bible, which he published (1537) under the pseudonym Thomas Matthew. He contributed prefaces and marginal notes, but most of the translation was the work of Tyndale and of Miles CoverdaleCoverdale, Miles,
1488–1569, b. Yorkshire. English translator of the Bible, educated at Cambridge. Coverdale was ordained (1514) and entered the house of Augustinian friars at Cambridge.
..... Click the link for more information. . Returning (1548) to England, Rogers became (1551) a prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. On the accession of Mary I he was deprived of his benefices because of anti-Catholic expression in the pulpit and was imprisoned (1554). He was tried and burned at Smithfield as a heretic.
Rogers, John,1829–1904, American sculptor, b. Salem, Mass. Trained as an engineer, he was forced by failing eyesight to work as a machinist. He began modeling in clay as a pastime and studied sculpture in Rome for a short while. His early clay group, The Slave Auction, given publicity by the abolitionists, and "Rogers groups" had attained great popularity by the end of the Civil War. Thousands of copies were made by machine of such subjects as One More Shot, Going to the Minister, and The Wounded Scout. As accurate records of the period, they have regained a certain popularity.
See study by D. Wallace (1967).