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Archibald Alexander
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Date of Birth: 17 April 1772

Place of Birth: Lexington, Virginia

Date of Death: 22 October 1851

Place of Death: Princeton, New Jersey


Archibald Alexander was born in 1772 of Scots-Irish parentage. His grandfather had emigrated from Ireland, and his father was a farmer. His family was very religious, his father serving as an elder in the local presbytery. Alexander demonstrated an affinity for…

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Grafton, David D., “Archibald Alexander”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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