|Birthplace:||Kunín, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic|
|Death:||Died in Niesky, Dresden, Saxony, Germany|
|Managed by:||Justin Swanström|
About Georg Schmidt
Georg Schmidt (1709–1785), first Protestant missionary in South Africa. Schmidt, an educated butcher, joined the Herrnhut community (Bohemian and Moravian Brethren). While traveling as an itinerant preacher for the community, he was imprisoned in Moravia (1728–1734). In 1736 he was sent to the Cape Colony, where he worked among the Khoekhoe in the Baviaanskloof (after 1806 Genadendal).
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