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Georg Schmidt

Birthplace: Kunín, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic
Death: August 02, 1785 (75)
Niesky, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Occupation: Butcher
Managed by: Alex Moes
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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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Georg Schmidt's Timeline

September 30, 1709
Kunín, Moravian-Silesia, Czech Republic
August 2, 1785
Age 75
Niesky, Dresden, Saxony, Germany