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Zinzendorf, Nikolaus Ludwig von
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[German Version]

und Pottendorf (May 26, 1700, Dresden – May 9, 1760, Herrnhut)

I. Life

Following the untimely death of his father, Zinzendorf was raised by his poetically talented and highly educated grandmother Henriette Katharina v. Gersdorf, who sent him to Halle in 1710 for schooling. In 1721, after having studied law in Wittenberg (1716–1719) and undertaken educational journeys to the Netherlands and Paris (where he gained the friendship of Cardinal L.A. de Noailles), …

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Meyer, Dietrich, “Zinzendorf, Nikolaus Ludwig von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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