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Protten, Christian Jakobus
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(Sep 15, 1715, Accra, Gold Coast [today Ghana] – Oct 23, 1769, Accra), son of a Togolese mother and a Danish father, studied theology in Copenhagen from 1727 to 1735 and then accompanied N. v. Zinzendorf to Herrnhut. He returned to Elmina in West Africa in 1737 as the first Moravian missionary (Bohemian and Moravian Brethren: II, 4). During a long stay in Germany (1740–1756), in 1746 he married Rebecca Freundlich (1718–1780), a former slave from the Caribbean. From 1756 to 1761 he…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Protten, Christian Jakobus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024720>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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