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Schmidt, Georg

(September 30, 1709–August 2, 1785). B. Kunewalde, Moravia; to Herrnhut (see Moravian Church, 3) 1726; active in Salzburg 1728; imprisoned 1728 because of evangelical work; detained 6 yrs.; returned to Herrnhut 1734; sent as miss. to S. Afr. 1736; arrived Cape Town 1737; ordained by letter from N. L. v. Zinzendorf*; baptized Hottentots*; returned to Eur. 1743/44 becauuse of disagreement with the Dutch Ref.; served his ch. in minor capacities. See also Africa, B 5.

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