c.310 - c.382
Wulfila was a missionary who was consecrated bishop of the Gothic Christians by the patriarch of Constantinople.
Wulfila converted the Germans to the Arian form of Christianity, created the Gothic alphabet and translated the Bible into Gothic.
This was the earliest translation of the
Bible into a Germanic language. His invention of the Gothic
alphabet (devised from Greek and Latin) meant that for the
first time in the Germanic world, writing could be used
for the dissemination of ideas.