(1747December 15, 1811). B. Rotterdam, Holland; educ. Leiden; army officer; doctor; became interested in ch. work upon losing his first wife and only child in a drowning tragedy; ordained miss. to S. Afr. by LMS 1797; left for Afr. on a convict ship 1798; arrived Cape Town in March 1799; labored among Hottentots, Kaffir, and others; removed his followers to a grant of land near Algoa Bay 1802; said to have redeemed many slaves with his own funds from cruel Boer masters; broke down much opposition of Europeans in Afr. to miss. work among natives. See also Africa, A 6, B 5; Netherlands Missionary Society.
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