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Gützlaff, Karl Friedrich August

(July 8, 1803–August 9, 1851). “Apostle of China; Apostle of Chinese.” B. Pyritz, Prussian Pomerania; educ. Pädagogium est. by A. H. Francke* at Halle and at the miss. institute of J. Jänicke* at Berlin; to Eng. and gathered material for hist. of ev. missions (Geschiedenis der uitbreiding van Christus Koningryk of Aarde, sedert de dagen der Kerkhervorming tot den tegenwoordigen tyd; inzonderheid met betrekking tot de Zendelingen en Zendelings-Genootschappen, pub. Rotterdam 1828); met R. Morrison* in Eng.; sailed for Batavia 1826 under auspices of Netherlands* Miss. Soc.; arrived 1827; to Singapore February 1828; severed connections with Neth. Miss. Soc. 1828; to Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand); helped tr. Bible into native languages; to Macao, China, 1831; made 3 miss. voyages along coast of China, Siam, Korea (see also Korea, 5), and Ryukyu Is.; interpreter and secy. to Brit. ambassador; supt. of trade; continued miss. work to end of life; d. Victoria, Hong Kong.


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