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Pfander, Karl Gottlieb
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(Nov 3, 1805, Waiblingen – Dec 1, 1865, Richmond, England) trained as a missionary from 1821 to 1825 under J.C. Blumhardt at the Basel Mission house. He worked first among Muslims in Susa, Azerbaijan. There he came into contact with the English independent missionary Anthony Grover (1795–1853), a brother-in-law of G.F. Müller, with whom he went to Baghdad in 1830. After the mission in Susa had to be abandoned (1835–1837), Pfander, whose activities were essentially literary and pol…

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Grundmann, Christoffer H., “Pfander, Karl Gottlieb”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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