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1. Friedrich von, the Elder

(Mar 6, 1831, Tecklenburg – Apr 2, 1910, Bethel) was one of a small group belonging to the ancient Prussian aristocracy who turned to theology in the middle of the 19th century and came to exercise enormous influence, less through their official positions than through their personality and family contacts. Under the influence of his father Ernst v. Bodelschwingh, who served as governor …

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Kaiser, Jochen-Christoph and Benad, Matthias, “Bodelschwingh”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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