Georg Schmidt (1709 - 1785)

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Birthplace: Kunín, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Niesky, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Occupation: Butcher
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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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1709
September 30, 1709
Kunín, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic
1785
August 2, 1785
Age 75
Niesky, Dresden, Saxony, Germany