(17681826). Author; philanthropist; hymnist; b. Danzig; studied theol. and philos. at Halle 1787; organized Gesellschaft der Freunde in der Not 1813 to provide family care for orphaned and neglected children; later est. school for such children. Wrote the hymn O du fröhliche.
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