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Schwartz, Christian Friedrich
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(Oct 8, 1726, Sonnenburg, Kostrzyn – Feb 13, Tanjore, India) worked as missionary in Tranquebar (1750–1762), Tiruccirappalli (1762–1772), and Tanjore (1772–1798). He established churches, primary schools, and introduced vaccination for smallpox. Under his leadership, special Christian settlements for persecuted Indian Christians were founded in Tanjore. His language skills (Ger., Gk, Heb., Tamil, Eng., Pers., and Marathi) enabled him to draw insights from different sources and wor…

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Jeyaraj, Daniel, “Schwartz, Christian Friedrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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